Sambal Terong: Eggplant in Tomato Chilli Sauce

Terong is the Indonesian word for eggplant (also known as aubergine in the UK or brinjal in South Asia). It is a fruit of...

Sop Buncis: Simple Green Bean & Tomato Soup

This simple green bean soup is light, easy to make, and nutritious. It is something I often had growing up, and is suitable for...

Kentang Balado: Padang-Style Potatoes in Sambal (Vegan)

Kentang balado, or potatoes cooked in a Padang-style chilli paste called sambal balado, is spicy and refreshing. It’s similar to telur balado and balado...

Tumis Tauge Tahu: Stir Fried Beansprouts & Tofu (Vegan)

Tumis tauge tahu, or stir-fried beansprouts with tofu, is a simple dish I turn to when I don’t know what else to make. This...

Gulai Nangka: Padang-style Young Jackfruit Curry (Vegan)

Gulai nangka or young jackfruit gulai is another favourite of Padang cuisine. It is also called gulai cubadak (cubadak means “young jackfruit” in the...

Cah Kangkung: Simple Stir-Fried Water Spinach

Cah kangkung is a popular dish in Chinese restaurants in Indonesia. When you order it at restaurants, the dish typically consists of kangkung (water...

Tumis Pare: Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd

Tumis pare, or stir-fried bitter gourd, is as bitter as its name suggests. When enjoying this dish, we always crack the same lame joke...

Orak Arik: Sautéed Cabbage & Carrots with Eggs

If there’s nothing in the fridge but carrots, cabbage, and egg, this orak arik recipe is the ideal solution! It's tasty and nutritious, too.

Sayur Asem: Sour Tamarind Soup with Vegetables and Beef Trimmings

A common sour vegetable soup with a refreshing tamarind broth, originally from the Jakarta area. This recipe gives sayur asem a beef twist.

Acar: Pickled Vegetables (Vegan)

Recipe for an Indonesian version of the Indian achar — a picked vegetable condiment. Acar is eaten with fried rice, fried noodles or satay.
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