RECIPES - Indonesian

Indonesian cuisine is diverse, encompassing influences from more than 6,000 islands in this archipelago. It includes curried meat, barbequed skewers, deep-fried fish, succulent Bakso meatballs, hearty soup and even spring rolls with an Indonesian twist. Traditional Sumatran cuisine is a mixed pot of cultures; Balinese food is influenced by Hinduism, while authentic Javanese remains indigenous. Steamed rice is the common staple, traditionally accompanied by vegetables, soup and meat to provide flavour and nutrition. As exotic and intricate as Indonesian food sounds, it is quite easy to make once you’ve got the right tips. Asian Inspirations will help you get there with the best and most authentic Indonesian recipes.
Kue Pancong (Coconut Cake)

Kue Pancong (Coconut Cake)

A specialty from Betawi (Jakarta), the Kue Pancong is loved by the locals and is sold cheaply on the streets of Indonesia. Its main ingredients are grated coconut and fice flour, and is eaten all day round as a snack.

Pengat (Nyonya Sweet Broth)

Pengat (Nyonya Sweet Broth)

Pengat originated from the Malay cuisine and has long been adopted into the Peranakan cuisine; adding many ingredients to make it a colourful dish. Particularly popular among Penang Baba Nyonyas on Chap Goh Meh (the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year) is now a common dessert found daily in Peranakan restaurants. The pengat is often regarded as a type of Bubur Cha Cha but is distinguished with the use of bananas.

Pisang Goreng  (Indonesian Fried Banana)

Pisang Goreng (Indonesian Fried Banana)

Fried bananas or pisang goreng is a most-welcomed snack in between meals and an easy find in the streets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. With slight variations to each recipe, pisang goreng is typically deep-fried bananas coated in batter.

Marinated Shrimps

Marinated Shrimps

Belimbing wuluh are small, sour carambola fruits which grow abundantly in house gardens throughout Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. They add a delicous tang to this North Sumatran salad, although tamarind may also be used instead.

Bubur Injin (Balinese Black Rice Pudding)

Bubur Injin (Balinese Black Rice Pudding)

The wonderful nutty flavour of the Balinese Black Rice Pudding. Served with swirls of rich coconut cream on top, it's hard to find any visitors to Bali who do not fall in love with the bubur injin.

Bakmie Goreng with Chicken

Bakmie Goreng with Chicken

Bakmi Goreng recipe is an easy Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodles that is a street-food classic! Serve it piping hot with some chicken and kecap manis, to perfect your Straits dish!

Indonesian Roast Chicken

Indonesian Roast Chicken

Enjoy the succulent taste of roasted chicken with a burst of other flavours served on a banana leaf platter that adds a zing to your taste buds.

Balinese Green Bean Salad

Balinese Green Bean Salad

This hearty green bean salad is a Balinese classic dish that is perfect for your weeknight dinner. Enjoy this with a steaming hot bowl of rice or pair it with a warm coconut milk soup.

Dried Chilli and Egg Stew

Dried Chilli and Egg Stew

A light stew consisting of fried egg and some spicy red chilli stir fried makes the perfect meal when you need something hot and peppery on a cold day! Try this indonesian dish.

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang is a much-celebrated dish of Indonesian origin. This traditional delicacy is made by simmering and slow-cooking beef for hours in coconut milk and rich spices until it has soaked in all the flavours and the liquid has evapourated.

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