Sikuai Island – Padang West Sumatera

Stuck at home, prohibited to go out until mid January, life can be such a bore and this is one of those days that you wish you were somewhere else doing some fun holiday stuff. Outside is cold, it does snow but not much and at the end the snow will melt in the afternoon…

Gulai Cumi

Serves 2 Squids are plenty in the market, they are fat and juicy so I bought some to cook for dinner. I felt like turning it into some gulai dish, Padang curry style. I separated the head of the squid,cut it into pieces and add it into the inner part of the squid. Then I…

Eggplant Balado

Serves 3 A Padang restaurant dish, egg plant balado taste sweet and combined with the chili relish makes it irresistible. In Padang restaurant they sell it as one piece. Combined with some fried eggs is all that I need. Some restaurant uses green chili and salted fish as a variation but I like this best.…

Bebek Lado Ijo

Serves 4 Gee, I have been away for quite a while, sorry for that. The past week went with many bad weathers, making me unwell whilst I had so many deadlines to catch. As usual, I will give some useful tips to make up with my readers :P. Tips: Don’t throw away the water where…

Gulai Tunjang dan Otak

Serves 4 Viva cholesterol, this recipe is just like the ‘Durian’ agony, either you love it or you hate it deeply. It is clear that I love it and durians too. So, what am I making this time. It is beef paya and sheep brain Padang curry, in Indonesian Gulai Tunjang dan Otak. I think…

Gulai Ikan

Makes 4 small fishes Fish are in season and they are cheap in the market so I bought a bunch. I felt like making gulai, a Padang style curry so I did a gulai ikan.  It wasn’t that difficult, all you have to do is clean the fish and fry it dry then cook them…

Balado

Serves 4 I had a lot of stuff in the kitchen but I was lazy to cook. So I was thinking of preparing something that can last a little longer. That why I made the balado, there are a lot of method of preparing and every region has its own characteristic but this recipe is…