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Sambal Pecel: Peanut Sauce with Lime Leaves and Kencur (Vegan)

A spicy peanut-based sauce that’s creamy and slightly tart, enjoyed with a boiled vegetable salad (pecel) and as a dip for fried snacks.

Jus Alpukat: Avocado Juice

A hugely popular dessert drink in Indonesia. It’s essentially a shake made from avocados blended with milk and ice - healthy and filling.

Coconut and Turmeric Grilled Chicken

Simple grilled chicken - the marinade consists largely of coconut milk and turmeric. The chicken is cooked in sauce and then grilled.

Sambal Rebon: Dried Tiny-Shrimp Sambal

A sambal made of dried super-tiny shrimp, or rebon. Here, rebon is fried with shallots and chillies to give a crunchy, spicy condiment.

Karang Binaci Embi: Madurese Goat Ribs in Spicy Sauce

A dish from Madura, consisting of goat ribs simmered in spices until the sauce thickens and the ribs are well-coated with a rich sauce.

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.

Ikan Goreng: Deep Fried Fish

Ikan goreng is a common way of cooking fish in the Malay Archipelago. Fish steaks are marinated in spices, then deep-fried in very hot oil.

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.
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