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.

Trancam: Raw Vegetable Salad

A raw vegetable salad recipe from Central Java. Trancam makes for a quick and easy meal if you have sambal urap ready.

Urap: Javanese Steamed Vegetable Salad

A traditional recipe for Urap, a salad dish made from steamed vegetables mixed with sambal urap, or spiced grated coconut dressing.

Sayur Bening: Clear Spinach & Corn Soup (Vegan)

A simple Indonesian clear soup recipe with spinach and corn, perfect for a hot summer’s day — vegan, quick and easy; a light meal on its own.

Sambal Goreng Labu Siam: Chayote in Coconut Sambal Gravy

Chayote, or labu siam in Indonesian, belongs to the gourd family (in Indonesian: labu-labuan). This vegetable was brought to Indonesia by the Dutch, who...
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