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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.

Okra Balado: Stir-Fried Okra in Chilli Tomato Sauce (Vegan)

An adaptation of the traditional dishes from the Padang region. Combines the crunch of okra with the spicy, punchy taste of sambal balado.

Lalapan: Indonesian Side Salad

A simple Indonesian vegetable salad served as a side, along with a fried or grilled main course. Adds freshness and nutrition to a meal.

Nunuk’s Sambal Dabu-Dabu Lilang: Manado Chopped Chilli & Lime Sambal (Vegan)

A chopped chilli sambal from Manado. This version uses lime zest and green tomatoes for extra freshness, complementing the coconut oil.

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.

Susu Kurma: Date Milkshake

Susu kurma, or date milkshake, is a popular café drink in Indonesia. Packed with nutrients and rich-tasting, it's also super easy to make.

Ayam Suwir Crispy: Crispy Fried Shredded Chicken

Ayam suwir crispy is a dish of chicken breast that’s been boiled, shredded, spiced, and then deep-fried. Serve with sambal or chili sauce.

Tahu Goreng: Simple Fried Firm Tofu (Vegan)

Tahu goreng, or ‘fried tofu’, is a simple, common but tasty dish of lightly-marinated or braised firm tofu that’s boiled then deep fried.
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