indonesian

Opor ayam

Opor ayam

Opor ayam is chicken cooked in coconut milk and originated from Central Java and especially popular during lebaran (one of the major national holidays in Indonesia) where it is typically served with ketupat (boiled rice cake wrapped in woven palm leaf pouch) or lontong (boiled rice cake in the shape of a cylinder wrapped in banana leaf). Opor ayam is also the meat of choice for the famous Yogyakarta gudeg (young jackfruit sweet stew); served with cooked rice.
Tumis sayur daun kelor

Tumis sayur daun kelor

Daun kelor is moringa leaf in Indonesian. Moringa has been used for centuries in different parts of the world as a traditional herbal medicine. Moringa is a great source of vitamins, protein, amino acids, beta-carotene, and different types of phenolics. Different parts of moringa contain important minerals: the plant provides a rare and rich combination of uercetin, kaempferol, caffeoylquinic, beta-sitosterol and zeatin. Moringa is fast becoming one of the most talked-about health foods on the planet, and is surging in popularity in the Western world. Many news sources have listed it as a top food trend. This recipe is one of the simplest preparation of Moringa leaves.
Urap sayur

Urap sayur

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.
Misoa goreng

Misoa goreng

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.
Dendeng balado

Dendeng balado

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 Kuali

Soto Kuali

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

Mie bakso

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.
Gulai cubadak

Gulai cubadak

Gulai cubadak is a Minangese green/young jackfruit curry. Among the Minangese (West Sumatrans), jackfruit is called cubadak. When other Indonesians call this fruit nangka. The unripe or green jackfruit is mostly cooked for veggie dishes while the ripe one (with yellow part inside) is used for desserts. Gulai cubadak or nangka is common to be sold at any Padang restaurants in the country. A typical of one dish meal in Indonesia.
Empal gepuk

Empal gepuk

Empal gepuk is an Indonesian sweet ans spicy fried beef dish, that is commonly popular in West Java. The boiled beef pieces are beaten using stone pestle or meat pounder to loosen the meat fibers and spread its size a little bit.