Nunuk Sri Rahayu

Es Jeruk: Iced Orange Juice (Vegan)

One of the most common drinks served in Indonesian eateries. It’s basically orange juice, water, and sugar — refreshingly sweet and citrusy.

Bumbu Dasar Merah: Basic Red Spice Paste

Bumbu dasar merah is a blend of spices that can be pre-made in batches. It can be used in a variety of dishes like nasi goreng and rendang.

Ayam Penyet: East Javanese “Smashed” Fried Chicken

A hugely popular dish consisting of fried chicken that’s been flattened, served with steamed rice, sambal, lalapan, and tofu and tempeh.

Dadar Gulung: Rolled Pancake with Grated Coconut Filling (Vegan)

A rolled pancake stuffed with sweet grated coconut. A popular sweet snack found all over Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

Telur Petis Madura: Madurese Hard-Boiled Eggs in Preserved Fish Sauce

A unique dish of hard-boiled eggs simmered in a sauce of petis (preserved fish sauce), coconut milk, chillies, and a ton of herbs and spices.

Lalapan: Indonesian Side Salad

A simple Indonesian vegetable salad served as a side, along with a fried or grilled main course. Adds freshness and nutrition to a meal.

Ikan Bakar Dabu-Dabu: Grilled Fish with Sambal Dabu-Dabu

Grilled fish is a classic dish — this recipe puts a spin on it by adding sambal dabu-dabu, or Manado chopped tomato and chilli salsa.

Nunuk’s Sambal Dabu-Dabu Lilang: Manado Chopped Chilli & Lime Sambal (Vegan)

A chopped chilli sambal from Manado. This version uses lime zest and green tomatoes for extra freshness, complementing the coconut oil.

Bakwan Sayur: Deep Fried Vegetable Fritters

Deep-fried vegetable fritters, often sold as a street-snack in Indonesia. A quick and easy treat that’s addictive — and gloriously unhealthy.

Susu Kurma: Date Milkshake

Susu kurma, or date milkshake, is a popular café drink in Indonesia. Packed with nutrients and rich-tasting, it's also super easy to make.

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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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