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.
This is a super easy and yummy condiment that you’d find at many Indonesian dinner tables. It’s sweet, spicy and tangy and great for dipping stuff in. This sauce goes well with most Indonesian snacks, like fried tofu or fried tempeh, but it’s probably most well known for being a wonderful sauce for lamb sate. The sauce itself is vegan, and probably… Read More
Earlier in April, Mario was over at mine for his Man in the Kitchen session, and we were eating his spaghetti al ragu di salsiccia, when he very casually mentioned that he makes the world’s best fried chicken. WTF, Mario? Can’t say that and NOT cook us the world’s best fried chicken. So Mario returned to Berlin exactly 3 weeks later and… Read More