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Kangkung Terasi

Our stuntman chef Steve Tartalia is sharing one of his favorite leafy green recipes: kangkung belacan, an Indonesian dish of stir-fried water spinach with terasi (fermented shrimp paste aka belacan). Listen to the podcast here. INGREDIENTS . 2 garlic cloves . cayenne or sweet chili few slices . terasi/shrimp paste 1/8 teaspoon approx . pinch…

Murder on the Menu - The Rice Table Podcast

Murder on the Menu

On this episode, I discuss the reasons behind my decision to start podcasting and explore some of the most popular podcast genres. Additionally, I delve into true crime cases and high-profile incidents within the restaurant industry. To top it off, I present a brief fictional murder mystery story called “Murder on the Menu.” As a…

Delicious Tong Seng Recipe by Chef Yono

Chef Yono’s recipe for Tong Seng

If you listened to The Rice Table podcast conversation with award-winning Chef Yono Purnomo of Yono’s restaurant in Albany in NY he talks about one of his favorite childhood foods: TONG SENG.  He shares his recipe below. Enjoy! TONG SENG  Chef Yono: “This dish is one of my childhood favorites, every month, I would go with my…

Tahu Tempeh Kecap Pedis

Tahu is the Indonesian word for tofu. And tempeh is the Indonesian word for tempeh! (duh!) Usually I have Tahu and Tempeh on a Tuesday, hence… #TahuTempehTuesday. Spread the word! Tofu is a soybean product and made from condensed, unfermented soy milk that’s been processed into solid white blocks. The cool thing about tofu is that It’s…

A little of this, a little of that

Indo cooking is not always easy if you have to learn it from someone in the family. In most cases, passing down a recipe happens verbally and it is based on feeling and personal taste. My mother prepares food without recipes and mostly by intuition. She owns no measuring spoons nor cups. Yet she is…

A recipe from the heart by Annette

Although she lived on the other side of the world, I took comfort in the knowledge that I could always start a video call via my smartphone. Or I would actually make that trip to Indonesia one of these days and give her a big warm hug again. That door is now forever closed.  Suddenly, you are confronted with aspects of…