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Jangan Ndeso: Javanese Coconut Stew with Tempeh & Green Chillies (Vegan)

A simple and delicious village dish from Central Java, consisting of tempeh and green chillies stewed in a coconut milk soup. Vegan, healthy, and spicy.

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Indonesia is blessed with so many bananas we don’t know what to do with them. In this quick and easy recipe, we make a banana oatmeal smoothie, a non-Indonesian drink that’s taken the country by storm.

Sate Telur Puyuh: Quail Eggs Satay

A protein-rich Javanese snack consisting of skewers of quail eggs braised in spices, soy sauce, and palm sugar. No oil added!

Oseng-oseng Sawi Putih: Stir Fried Napa Cabbage (Vegan)

Oseng-oseng sawi putih is a simple dish of stir-fried napa cabbage, carrot strips and chillies. This quick vegan dish is typical of Javanese home cooking, with galangal and salam leaves making it extra-fragrant.

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.

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.

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.

Ikan Bakar Dabu-Dabu: Grilled Fish with Sambal Dabu-Dabu

Grilled fish is a classic dish — this recipe puts a spin on it by adding sambal dabu-dabu, or Manado chopped tomato and chilli salsa.

Bubur Ketan / Pulut Hitam: Black Glutinous Rice Dessert Porridge (Vegan)

Bubur ketan or pulut hitam, literally “black glutinous rice porridge”, is a sweet dessert porridge that’s common to the Malay Archipelago.
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