Devil’s Chicken – Ayam Setan

It’s Halloween time! The time when people enjoy being scared and dress up as scary figures. Well, if you are into that kind of thing and are wondering what to serve for your Halloween dinner party, look no further; Ayam Setan is your answer. The Devil’s in this dish, as the little red hot chili…

Risotto with an Indo Dutch twist

When two cultures meet, beautiful things happen. Like the Indo Dutch cooking style, for example, derived from a blend of Western and Oriental cooking techniques and ingredients. A kitchen that is the heart of the hybrid culture that originated in the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia). This cooking style came along with the Indo…

Pangsit Goreng – a delicious crispy surprise

An old time favorite and no.1 on the Indofood appetizer chart: Pangsit Goreng. This deep-fried dumpling with special meat mixture was a great starter at our restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam. One regular guest would always call ahead: “I am on my way, can you have 3 orders of Pangsit Goreng ready at my table?” Pangsit Goreng…

Hussars Salad Indo Dutch style

Celebrate the coming of summer with a tasty Indische Huzarensalade – as it is called in Dutch. A light purple colored dish with a fresh, lightly sweet ‘n sour taste. I have fond memories of this delicious salad, the way my dad Bill used to make it. A traditional Indo Dutch dish that made it into…

Dendeng Ragi

Dendeng Ragi – Sliced beef with grated coconut. Dendeng originally comes from West Sumatra and means thinly dried meat, which is preserved through a mixture of spicy marinate and dried through the frying process – originally in the sun. Dendeng Ragi, it’s distant cousin from middle Java region is soft and somewhat sweet in taste.…

BATAVIA CLUB CANAPÉ

Picture the grand old ‘Hotel Des Indes’ in Batavia (Jakarta’s colonial name). It was a famous hotel in the days when travel meant long journeys by rail or sea and where the rich and famous of its day would stay. Where during official functions and private regal feasts, local jongos, or male servants, would carry…

daging burgkus kol

Daging Bungkus Kol is Delicious

Daging Bungkus Kol – Stuffed cabbage rolls Daging is the Indonesian word for meat. This is a steamed meat dish served with brown sauce. There are some health benefits as this dish is steamed and not fried. This stuff is really good! INGREDIENTS 9 0z ground beef 80% lean 20% fat 2 eggs 2 finely chopped…