kare tahu tofu curry

Kare tahu recipe (tofu curry)

Although not one of Indonesia’s most famous dishes, light curries usually made with coconut milk are actually very popular. Vegetable curries tend to be quite rare but we love using tofu or tempe in curry as an alternative to meat. The tofu in this dish soaks up so much of the sauce that each piece […] → Continue Reading Kare tahu recipe (tofu curry)

kering-tempe

Crispy kering tempe recipe (sweet, sticky tempe)

Kering tempe is a sweet treat that can help bring to life even the dullest of plates of rice. This sweet, sticky tempe is something you can serve right away or save for later and sprinkle over plain steamed rice for a quick snack. If you’re feeling particularly naughty, you can just nibble at the […] → Continue Reading Crispy kering tempe recipe (sweet, sticky tempe)

nasi gurih

Wayan’s really simple nasi gurih (Coconut rice) recipe

‘Gurih’ is an Indonesian word meaning ‘tasty’, ‘appetising’ or sometimes ‘tempting’. ‘Nasi’ is the Indonesian word for cooked rice. Put them together and what do you get? That’s right – delicious rice! Nasi gurih is rice cooked with stock and coconut to give it an extra level of flavour. It has cousins such as nasi […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s really simple nasi gurih (Coconut rice) recipe

sambal goreng hati

Wayan’s quick and easy sambal goreng hati recipe

Sambal goreng hati is a classic Indonesian recipe that uses chicken liver and potatoes. This recipe is usually not spicy and quite sweet because contains sweet soy sauce. Sambal goreng hati is one my favourite dishes when I have guests around or it’s someone’s birthday. It goes best with nasi kuning (yellow coconut rice) or […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s quick and easy sambal goreng hati recipe

Quick and easy soto ayam

Soto ayam is one of my favourite dishes when I’m ill or when the weather is cold. This soto ayam is really good to make you warm when you are cold. In Indonesia it’s easy to find people selling soto ayam on street corners or in markets and you can eat it at any time […] → Continue Reading Quick and easy soto ayam

photo of lumpia

Wayan’s quick and easy lumpia (spring rolls)

When we have friends over in the UK, there are a few things that people request for lunch over and over again. Crispy lumpia (spring rolls) is one of these things. We usually like to make a big batch of lumpia and keep it in the freezer. Once you’ve got the knack of rolling them […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s quick and easy lumpia (spring rolls)

Really simple sambal tomat – Tomato and chilli sauce

Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) is a must-have recipe for anyone interested in Indonesian cooking. Sambal of various kinds are served with almost all Indonesian dishes and sambal tomat is one of the most versatile varieties of this family of sauces. You can serve it with anything from ayam goreng (fried chicken) to vegetables, or […] → Continue Reading Really simple sambal tomat – Tomato and chilli sauce