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…

Spicy Peanut Popcorn

Popcorn comes with all kinds of toppings. An Indo version is of course inevitable. This is my recipe inspired by the belado potato chips. This seductive, spicy sweet popcorn with extra crunch, leaves your hand grasping for more without leaving any for your guests. Just don’t invite anyone or make an extra batch! Ingredients butter for greasing 1…

Indo Burrito

Indo Burrito – Indo Mexican Fusion in LA

Living in Los Angeles means being in foodie paradise. Angelenos can choose from a wide range of culinary options, many of which are fuision cuisines. One of the popular local dishes is the ‘breakfast burrito’ – A Mexican-American fusion treat and my personal favorite if I want a hearty breakfast and don’t have much time. Well, I…

Pomegranate seeds in coconut milk

By special request, I was asked for the recipe of Bubur Biji Delima, a porridge made with pomegranate seeds and coconut milk. At least that is what we are made to believe. Here is the kicker, in Indonesia pomegranate seeds porridge is a dish that is actually not made of real pomegranate seeds, they are special grains…