Nunuk Sri Rahayu

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.

Pisang Owol: Pan-Fried Banana in Butter and Chocolate Condensed Milk

Pisang Owol is a sinful treat from Solo. A banana is pressed, fried in butter, then lathered with chocolate condensed milk and sprinkles.

Pecel Sayur: Vegetables in Javanese Peanut Sauce (Vegan)

A traditional and very important Javanese dish. A salad of lightly-blanched vegetables, doused in a spicy-sweet peanut gravy.

Gulai Cumi Bunting: Padang-style ‘Pregnant’ Squid

A Padang-style gulai dish (a spicy coconut curry). Each squid is stuffed with tofu and egg, and then simmered in the gulai gravy until tender.

Ayam Goreng Lengkuas: Galangal Fried Chicken

A unique fried chicken dish from West Java. Here, the chicken is simmered in spices, deep fried, then topped with galangal floss.

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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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