Pacar Cina

Serves 4 This is a dessert that most of Indonesian children loves, Pacar Cina sweet porridge. These are colored tapioca pearls with coconut milk. In Javanese traditional market they combine this with biji salak and sweet rice flour porridge called bubur sum sum. I got some sent from my mother and my daughters always asked…

Bacem

“Bacem” is a method of marinating chicken, tofu and tempe with some spices, coconut sugar and sometimes coconut water. Coconut sugar is very expensive so you can substitute with brown sugar/palm sugar and kecap/sweet soy sauce instead. This is a typical cuisine from central Java. Tempe and tahu bacem can be eaten as snacks together…

Tempe Penyet

Wow, it is December again already and we are heading for the new year. Time flies so fast when you have too many things on your plate. Today, will be the last batch of the second relish series and we are making Tempe Penyet, an authentic Javanese relish. The dish consist of fried tempe and…

Goat Meat Sate

Serves 3 “Sate Kambing”, sate of goat meat is one of Indonesian favorite dish. These sate’s are sold in night stalls and it uses sweet soy sauce relish. Goat meat are not available here in Sendai so I substitute it with lambs meat. To tenderize the meat, I added starch in the marinate. The sate…

Fried Javanese Beehun

Serves 3 This dish reminds me of first grade elementary school. It was my favorite thing to buy during lunch time together with ice tea or some syrup drinks. I still remember that it cost Rp.75,- at that time. Writing this, I imagine that if I our leaders and its minister orchestrate their administration properly…

Javanese Curry

Serves 2 This is a Javanese version of curry. Served with fried glass noodles, carrot, green onion and fried shallots. A bowl of rice will go with the dish. This is a special recipe from my past grandmother and it sure does taste well and is beautiful too. Ingredients: a bag of glass noodles 1…

Selat Solo Dinner Set

Serves 4 As a gratitude to our Japanese mother and our mother, we arrange a special dinner. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to survive during the most difficult period of our life. In this occasion, we prepared a special menu usually for important family parties. ‘Selat Solo’, a Dutch influenced dish that had integrated…