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

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)

Jaje kukus Bali – A sweet treat for special days

Jaje kukus Bali is one of my favourite sweet treats from Bali. I have fond memories of being given it as a snack with coffee while taking a break from playing gamelan music at temple ceremonies. Jaje kukus is commonly served at weddings, temple ceremonies, and sometimes just as a special treat with a cup […] → Continue Reading Jaje kukus Bali – A sweet treat for special days

Wayan’s super simple gado-gado

Gado-gado is one of Indonesia’s most famous dishes, and with good reason– it’s delicious! The combination of sweet, spicy peanut sauce with crisp vegetables and soft potatoes or congealed rice really is something a bit different the first time you try it, too. There is no set way of making gado-gado. In fact, the word […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s super simple gado-gado

Photo of Balinese sayur urab from the top

Sayur Urab – Balinese Mixed Vegetables

While Bali is most famous for its meat dishes such as babi guling, no Balinese meal would be complete without at least one vegetable dish. Sayur urab (Balinese mixed vegetables) is a really simple dish to make and provides a slightly cooler counterpart to the other spicier dishes that it might be served with. Sayur […] → Continue Reading Sayur Urab – Balinese Mixed Vegetables