Sambal Goreng Ati: Beef Liver with Potatoes & Snow Peas

Sambal goreng ati is a dish made of two main ingredients: beef liver and potatoes. It usually containts an additional vegetable, usually snow peas...

Pesmol Ikan Gurami: Deep-Fried Gourami Fish in Spicy Sauce

Ikan pesmol, or pesmol fish, is a typical Sundanese dish that originates in the Sunda region of West Java. As the name suggests, fish...

Tumis Tauge Tahu: Stir Fried Beansprouts & Tofu (Vegan)

Tumis tauge tahu, or stir-fried beansprouts with tofu, is a simple dish I turn to when I don’t know what else to make. This...

Iga Bakar Madu: Indonesian Honey BBQ Beef Ribs

Iga bakar madu, or grilled beef ribs in honey sauce.....mmmmm....just thinking of it makes me drool. I’m imagining tender, tasty ribs, sizzling on my...

Asinan Buah: Fruit Pickle Brine from Bogor

Asinan refers to fruits or vegetables brined in a solution of vinegar, sugar and salt. The word asinan itself comes from the word asin,...

Be Siap Mesitsit: Balinese Shredded Chicken

Be siap mesitsit is shredded chicken stir-fried with aromatic spices — a Balinese favourite. An iconic recipe from the island!

Base Genep: ‘Complete’ Balinese Spice Paste

Balinese cuisine has many spice pastes, used for cooking a variety of dishes. This recipe is for base genep — the most common spice paste.

Pepes Ikan Kembung: Steamed & Grilled Mackerel in Banana Leaves

Recipe for a smoky, fragrant mackerel: pepes ikan kembung. The fish is marinated and wrapped in banana leaves, then steamed and grilled.

Sambal Bajak: Ploughman’s Sambal

A cooked sambal recipe from East Java. Sambal bajak is traditionally served to farmers who plough the fields to whet their appetite!

Sambal Sop/Soto: Sambal for Soups (Vegan)

A sambal meant to accompany clear soups and soto, a meat-broth soup. The recipe uses few ingredients; the purpose is to enhance the flavour.
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