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

chicken sate from side

Super simple chicken sate

Whenever I order Sate (satay) in the UK, I’m always presented with some huge lumps of meat on a kebab-sized skewer. It’s a long way from what we are used to in Indonesia. One of the great things about sate is that you only need little pieces of meat to make it. Small pieces of […] → Continue Reading Super simple chicken sate

Pisang goreng – Fried banana fritters

‘Gorengan’ is a popular snack throughout Indonesia. It literally means ‘fried things’ and covers a wide range of crispy goodies. One of my favourites is pisang goreng (deep-fried bananas in batter), especially first thing in the morning with a cup of hot coffee. Pisang goreng also makes a great dessert served with a scoop of […] → Continue Reading Pisang goreng – Fried banana fritters

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

Sayap ayam goreng kecap – Sweet and sticky chicken wings

Sayap ayam (chicken wings) make a great starter and are a really good accompaniment to a DVD or sports game on TV. Of course, they make a fantastic main course, too – especially for those of us not afraid to eat with our hands. The recipe below is for chicken wings but it would work […] → Continue Reading Sayap ayam goreng kecap – Sweet and sticky chicken wings

Wayan’s really simple mie goreng

Mie goreng (sometimes spelt ‘mi goreng’) is a really simple dish that only takes a few minutes to make. It can be bought at food stalls all over Indonesia and everyone has a slightly different way of cooking it. Mie goreng can be served as a main course but it’s also commonly found served with […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s really simple mie goreng

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Ayam sisit – Balinese shredded chicken

Ayam sisit is a great dish to make when you are having a lot of guests over because it’s really simple and easy for people to help themselves to as much of it as they want. For this reason, it’s popular food for celebrations in Bali and people will often make a huge bowl of […] → Continue Reading Ayam sisit – Balinese shredded chicken