Deyana Goh

Perkedel Tahu: Deep Fried Tofu Fritters

Recipe for Perkedel Tahu, a deep fried patty of mashed tofu and eggs — a variant of the more common potato version. A protein-rich snack!

Asam Padeh (Asam Pedas): Malay Tamarind and Chilli Fish Curry

Recipe for Asam padeh / pedas — a common fish curry with a refreshing, complex flavour made using a paste of dried chillies and tamarind.

Stir-Fried Sliced Tempeh (Vegan)

This simple tempeh recipe is a stripped-down version of oseng-oseng tempe. Here, the tempeh is stir-fried with onions, garlic and chilies.

Basic Sayur Asem: Simple Tamarind Soup with Vegetables (Vegan)

This recipe is for a simple, stripped-down version of sayur asem — a West Javanese spicy and bright red tamarind soup with vegetables.

Deconstructed Macaroni and Lamb Schotel

A Dutch-influenced Indonesian dish: macaroni baked into a quiche-like cake called 'schotel'. This recipe is for a deconstructed version.

Sayur Bening Pakchoy: Clear Bok Choy Soup

Recipe for sayur bening pakchoy — a clear bok choy soup cooked with onions, garlic, chilies and anchovies. Light, healthy, quick and easy.

Rendang Ayam: Chicken Rendang (Chicken Braised in Spiced Coconut Milk)

Recipe for chicken rendang: a stunning dish in its own right. The cook time is lengthy but rewarding; it yields a unique, rich, deep flavour.

Scallion Oil Noodles (Indomie)

A new take on the Chinese scallion oil noodles, made by gently sautéing spring onions in oil, then adding Indomie along with its seasoning.

5 European-Influenced Indonesian Dishes

During Dutch rule in Indonesia, European dishes were introduced, adapted to suit local ingredients and palate. Here are our favorite five.

Indonesian-style ‘Masala Tea’: Spiced Lemongrass Milk Tea

A quick, simple and refreshing milk tea flavoured with lemongrass, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, inspired by Indian masala tea.

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Deyana was born in Singapore and lives there. She is half-Chinese, half-Arab, with a grandmother who was born to an Arab family in Bogor, Indonesia. Deyana grew up eating Indonesian food as it is cooked in Arab-Indonesian households, and has fond memories of the festive whole chicken stuffed with lamb.

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