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Seafood Dumplings in Peanut Sauce

Seafood Dumplings in Peanut Sauce

 (My version of the Indonesian street food Siomay Bandung) Food cravings drove me to be extra creative lately. Especially since the latest strong desire and taste I had were for authentic Indonesian dishes! Example number one, Siomay Bandung: steamed seafood dumplings drizzled with peanut sauce (Bandung is the city of origin of the dish) . Back when I … Continue reading

Versatile Vegetable Stew

Versatile Vegetable Stew

(My version of gulai sayur. Origin: Indonesia) Here is my version of gulai, which refers to the flavorful yellow broth made of turmeric, chili peppers, garlic, shallot, and coconut milk. It makes such a wonderful vegetable stew. In fact, I have written a couple of versions of this recipe before, titled Chayote Squash in Spicy Broth and Spicy … Continue reading

Mango Sambal Over Broiled Tilapia

Mango Sambal Over Broiled Tilapia

In Surabaya, there’s this incredible sambal mangga or chili pepper condiment that is mixed with thin-sliced mango. (In Bahasa Indonesia: sambal refers to crushed chili peppers mixture and mangga means mango.) The condiment is usually served with grilled fish, squid, or prawn, and steaming hot jasmine rice. It is simply to die for, as my sister … Continue reading

Green Pea Salad Over Broiled Halibut

Green Pea Salad Over Broiled Halibut

People say we eat with our eyes. There might be some truth to that statement. I like this warm green pea salad recipe, another creation of Giada De Laurentiis, not only for its taste but also for its beautiful colors. I must admit that I never really thought much of green pea before, let alone turning … Continue reading

Easy Summer Recipe: Grilled Squid in Spicy Salsa

Easy Summer Recipe: Grilled Squid in Spicy Salsa

I’ve gone grill crazy this summer. I seriously have :). Here’s another result from my obsession with cooking over an open fire: grilled squid. Yes, squid! Oh… the aroma and taste of it after being grilled, just divine! Growing up in one of the world’s largest (and most populated) archipelagos surrounded by seas and oceans, I … Continue reading

Crispy Baked Tilapia

Crispy Baked Tilapia

(Author revised on April 12, 2013) I like a variety of white fish like snapper, halibut, and tilapia. In my opinion, tilapia happens to have a very mild taste suitable for Indonesian cooking, which normally uses a lot of spices. For readers in Indonesia, I imagine dori, gurame, or red snapper fillets would work great … Continue reading