Nunuk Sri Rahayu

Ikan Kembung Masak Kecap: Indian Mackerel in Sweet Soy Sauce

Ikan kembung masak kecap is an aromatic dish of fried fish cooked in sweet soy sauce and various herbs and spices. No blending or pounding required!

Jangan Ndeso: Javanese Coconut Stew with Tempeh & Green Chillies (Vegan)

A simple and delicious village dish from Central Java, consisting of tempeh and green chillies stewed in a coconut milk soup. Vegan, healthy, and spicy.

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Indonesia is blessed with so many bananas we don’t know what to do with them. In this quick and easy recipe, we make a banana oatmeal smoothie, a non-Indonesian drink that’s taken the country by storm.

Sate Telur Puyuh: Quail Eggs Satay

A protein-rich Javanese snack consisting of skewers of quail eggs braised in spices, soy sauce, and palm sugar. No oil added!

Puding Waluh: Indonesian Pumpkin Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Puding waluh is an Indonesian pumpkin pudding that gets its texture from agar powder, which makes it something like a pumpkin agar-agar. Serve with home-made vanilla sauce.

Nasi Goreng Kambing: Mutton or Lamb Fried Rice

Nasi goreng kambing is Indonesian fried rice cooked with small cubes of either mutton or lamb. Influenced by Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, this version of fried rice has full of spices and is extremely popular in Indonesia.

Oseng-oseng Sawi Putih: Stir Fried Napa Cabbage (Vegan)

Oseng-oseng sawi putih is a simple dish of stir-fried napa cabbage, carrot strips and chillies. This quick vegan dish is typical of Javanese home cooking, with galangal and salam leaves making it extra-fragrant.

Sate Padang: Padang-Style Beef Tongue Satay

A delicious Padang dish of beef tongue skewers, cooked in a complex spice mixed, grilled to perfection, and enjoyed with a tangy sauce.

Spaghetti Sardines

A quick, easy meal of spaghetti and canned sardines. The sardines are sautéed in spices for a Javanese touch, then tossed with the spaghetti.

Sop Konro: Makassar Beef Ribs Soup with Kluwak and Grated Coconut

A hearty soup with a complex flavour. Ingredients include kluwak and grated coconut, along with tamarind extract, turmeric, and other spices.

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Nunuk hails from Solo, the historic royal capital and cultural centre of Java, Indonesia. She has been cooking since the age of 12, and also performs and teaches traditional Javanese dance. Her dream is to eventually write her own Indonesian cookbook.

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