Little known is the cuisine of Indonesia (Malaysia and Singapore included), at least in the UK but I sourced most of the ingredients I needed, or close approximations, and surprised myself at the tasty dishes I created. I wasn’t ‘into’ food during my leisurely travels down the Malay peninsula to Singapore (missing Indonesia I skipped across to Sarawak and Sabah before returning to Hong Kong). It would seem I missed out big time, especially in the regional variations as many entrants describe!
Entries in the order received:
- Arfi from New Zealand with Martabak Telor a delicious looking pastry filled with egg and meat.
- Zita in Jordan with Jakarta Beef Soup (Soto Betawi); a ‘love potion’ as Zita describes.
- Serfa sent in Sweet Corn Kernel in Coconut Milk Syrup (Jagung Santan Manis) a sweet dish served during Ramadan as an appetiser or starter.
- Mae from Surabaya, Indonesia recommends Beef set Soy sauté (Beef Krengsengan) chosen because of the ease of finding the ingredients.
- From Caracas in Venezuela Mindy has blogged about Minced Beef Stuffed with Sticky Rice (Lemper Daging) nicely photographed and good instructions too!
- Rita from Hong Kong but is an Indonesian gives us the amazing sounding Super Spicy Indonesian Pineapple Sweet Salad (Rujak Nanas Super Pedas) It’s Spicy!
- Dita in Kuwait brings a dessert Steamed Glutinous Rice and Coconut Milk Custard (Ketan Sarikayo) with very inspiring photos to accompany.
- Celia in the UK brings us Chicken Satay – simple but a firm favourite. Time to throw out those pre-mix jar of satay sauce!
- Next we have Yohana from Bandung in West Java with Colenak which translates as Dipped (Dicocol) delicious (enak). Hawker food never looked so tasty!
- Regina brings us Spicy Stewed Pork (Tinoransak)
- From Tiffanie in Vancouver, Canada we have Belado and Belado vegetables. Delicious!
- From Cecil in Toronto we have Sticky Rice with Grated Coconut and Palm Syrup (Lupis). Learn all you need to recreate!
- Anna in Sydney goes with Chili-Tamarind Fish (Ikan Asam Pedas) It might not be pretty An, but it sure sounds delicious.
- Joint host of Waiter, Johanna in London, brings us Prawn and Macadamia Nut Curry which she appologss for being Malaysian. Close enough in my book Johanna!
- And the other co-host, Jeanne, also in London, brings to the table Pineapple Chicken Rice (Nasi Ayam Nanas) in her imitable style.
- Nate in San Jose, California, goes with Indonesian Spiced Fish (Ikan Pepes) excellently recreating a local restaurant dish at home.
- Sweatha goes with Indonesian Tofu and Vegetable Satay and mouth-wateringly good they look too.Our last entry is from Jude frm Chicago with Lemongrass Scented Coconut Rice (Nasi Uduk) simple but delicious.
- Two entries from me Penang Noodle Soup (Penang Asam Laksa) and Braised Chicken in White Gravy (Opor Ayam)
Terima Kasih to all who entered and to those who also sent in photographs; a couple of which I’ve used here.