My good friend, Phil from Flavorphil, loved the idea of the “So Called Indonesian” series. Not only because he gets to discover “Indonesian” dishes and flavours through eating more of my cooking-for-the-blog, but as it turns out, he had been making Ina Garten’s Indonesian Ginger Chicken for a long while. He loved this dish, and everyone he’s served it to… Read More
Dear Mbak Linette, here’s a kid-friendly chilli sauce for your girls. Easy to make and versatile for many dishes. Hope they like it! Sambal tomat along with sambal kacang, are probably the first “spicy” condiments that most Indonesian kids try out; unless you’re like Asti The Seven-Year-Old-Masochist and go straight for the hot stuff, crying all the while. I’ll write up the… Read More
This is a travesty to Indonesian cuisine. Seriously. I don’t know where to begin. I am aware that The Silver Spoon is considered THE BIBLE of Italian cuisine, first published in 1950 and printing a revised version in 2011. It’s in this revised edition that Sari Asih, owner of The Goodlife Cafe, noticed the Riso all’Indonesiana recipe and snapped the picture above…. Read More
Hey hey, we are back with “Man in the Kitchen” series after a couple of detours here and there. I was pleased when Rona’s wife, Prima, raved about his cooking and nominated him for the series. I was even more pleased when she said his signature dish was the Indonesian classic tahu telur (alternative spelling: “tahu telor”).
Hello hello, here we are in the second edition of the So-Called Indonesian series. I cooked up an Indonesian staple, called Nasi Goreng, which translates to fried rice. You can find this ubiquitous dish and its many variations in all kinds of eateries in Indonesia, starting from street food stalls to high-end restaurants, in urban metropolitans to whatever secluded tiny island… Read More
Hello. “So-Called Indonesian” is where I find Indonesian recipes written by non-Indonesians, cook the dish according to their instructions and then serve it to Indonesians (or people familiar with Indonesian cooking) and map the recipes according to the experience framework I created.