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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.

Oseng-Oseng Pare: Javanese Stir-fried Bitter Gourd

Oseng-oseng pare is typical Javanese home-cooking recipe of bitter gourd stir-fried with shallots, garlic, chillies, and shrimp paste.

Pepes Tahu Jamur: Tofu & Mushroom Steamed in Banana Leaves

Recipe for Pepes tahu jamu: a combination of tofu and mushrooms wrapped in a banana leaf, then steamed and grilled. A healthy, delicate dish.

Plencing Solo: Blanched Morning Glory with Sambal

Recipe for plencing solo, a Javanese salad of blanched kangkung (water spinach) served with a tamarind and shrimp paste sambal.

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.

Cager Telur: Madurese Boiled Eggs & Cabbage Curry

Cager telur is a savory dish of eggs and cabbage simmered in a fragrant spice and herb paste. The recipe originates from the island of Madura.

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.

Tumis Daun Pepaya Jepang: Sauteed Tree Spinach (Vegan)

A dish of stir-fried leafy greens made using tree spinach, a vegetable that was introduced into Indonesian cuisine only in the late 90s.

Gulai Daun Singkong: Coconut Curry with Cassava Leaves (Vegan)

A light yet creamy coconut curry cooked with cassava leaves. It’s hugely popular in Padang restaurants in Indonesia and the Malay world.

Sayur Oyong: Luffa Gourd Soup

A light, clear luffa gourd soup — typical of Indonesian home cooking. Gourd is cooked with cellophane noodles, garlic, and mushroom bouillon.
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