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Tumis Bawang Merah: Sauteed Shallots and Chillies with Chinese Silver Fish

Tumis bawang merah is an addictive dish that’s currently trending on social media, consisting of sauteed shallots with chillies and Chinese silver fish, or whitebait.

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.

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.

Spaghetti Sardines

A quick, easy meal of spaghetti and canned sardines. The sardines are sautéed in spices for a Javanese touch, then tossed with the spaghetti.

Pisang Owol: Pan-Fried Banana in Butter and Chocolate Condensed Milk

Pisang Owol is a sinful treat from Solo. A banana is pressed, fried in butter, then lathered with chocolate condensed milk and sprinkles.

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.
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