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Ayam Penyet: East Javanese “Smashed” Fried Chicken

A hugely popular dish consisting of fried chicken that’s been flattened, served with steamed rice, sambal, lalapan, and tofu and tempeh.

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.

Telur Petis Madura: Madurese Hard-Boiled Eggs in Preserved Fish Sauce

A unique dish of hard-boiled eggs simmered in a sauce of petis (preserved fish sauce), coconut milk, chillies, and a ton of herbs and spices.

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.

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.

Cumi Bakar Saus Padang: Grilled Squid in Padang Sauce

Cumi Bakar Saus Padang: a popular restaurant recipe of fresh squid marinated in a cooked spice paste of coconut milk and herbs, then grilled.

Oseng-Oseng Mercon: Yogyakarta ‘Firecracker’ Beef

Oseng-oseng mercon is an ultra-spicy, semi-dry gravy beef dish consisting of boiled beef chunks sauteed in aromatic spices like galangal, lemongrass, and tons of chillies.

Nasi Bakar Ayam Suwir: Grilled Rice with Shredded Chicken

A recipe for grilled rice with shredded chicken. Spiced chicken is enveloped with rice, which is then wrapped in banana leaves and grilled.

Spaghetti Sambal Tomat: Spaghetti with Indonesian Tomato Sambal (Vegan)

An easy recipe for spaghetti in Indonesian tomato sambal. Tomatoes, chilies, onions and garlic are fried and blended into a spaghetti sauce.

Oseng-Oseng Pare: Javanese Stir-fried Bitter Gourd

Oseng-oseng pare is typical Javanese home-cooking recipe of bitter gourd stir-fried with shallots, garlic, chillies, and shrimp paste.
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