Misoa goreng is a typical snack that is quite popular with many people in Indonesia; made of misoa and fried. Misua or misoa is a very thin Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. It is originated from Fujian, China.
Urap or Urap Sayur is a salad dish of steamed vegetables mixed with seasoned and spiced grated coconut for dressing. It is commonly found in Indonesian cuisine, more precisely Javanese cuisine. Urap can be consumed on its own as a salad for vegetarian meals or as a side dish. Urap is usually found as a prerequisite side dish of Javanese tumpeng, a cone shaped rice mound surrounded with assorted dishes, as well as part of a nasi kuning dish.
Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Japanese curry is made out of a special roux which comprises of curry powder, flour or starch, apple, honey, oil and other aromatics. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, and chicken are the most popular.
Miso shiru is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference. The most common dashi soup stocks for miso soup are made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito, aka skipjack tuna), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake). The kombu can also be used in combination with katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake. The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock.
Dendeng is thinly sliced dried meat from beef in Indonesian cuisine. It is preserved through mixture of sugar and spices and drying through frying process. It is similar to jerky. Dendeng Balado or Dendeng Batokok is a speciality from Padang, West Sumatra; dendeng with sambal balado. Sambal balado is a Minangkabau style sambal. Chili pepper or green chili is blended together with garlic, shallot, red or green tomato, salt and lemon or lime juice, then sauteed with oil.
Soto is a traditional soup mainly composed of broth, meat and vegetables. Soto Kuali is a typical soto from Solo (Central Java) which is cooked in kuali (a cooking pot made from clay). This low temperature cooking method makes the meat tender and tasty. If you use a normal metal cooking pot, just boil the meat over low heat. Then another characteristic of this dish is the seasoning that come from tempeh (javanish soy bean cake) which begins to rot. I use tempeh in the recipe though; but not spoiled tempeh.
Mie Bakso is an indonesian dish similar with Vietnamese noodle soup with meatballs (bakso or baso); one of the most popular street foods in Indonesian cities and villages alike. Travelling street vendors, either by carts or bikes are often frequenting residential areas in Indonesia, while warung bakso or humble tent foodstalls are often sprung on street sides in Indonesian cities.