Side dish

Cakwe

Cakwe

Youtiao is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough eaten in China and in other East and Southeast Asian cuisines. Conventionally, youtiao are lightly salted and made so they can be torn lengthwise in two. In Indonesia, this fried dough is known as cakwe. It is commonly chopped or thinly sliced then eaten for breakfast with bubur ayam (chicken porridge) or eaten as snacks with local version of chilli vinaigrette.
acar kuning

Acar kuning

Acar is a type of pickling made in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The South East Asian variations are usually made from different vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots and cabbage which are pickled in vinegar and chillies. In Indonesia, acar is commonly made from small chunks of cucumber, carrot, shallot and occasionally pineapple, and marinated in a sweet and sour solution of sugar and vinegar. Some households add lemongrass or ginger to spice it up. Acar is commonly served as a condiment to be eaten with a main course.