Friday, November 23, 2007

Rujak Pengantin/Wedding Salad

I don´t know why it´s called Rujak Pengantin/Wedding Salad. Anybody has a clue?
Salad/lettuce, carrots, cabbage, boiled eggs, boiled potato, emping crackers, fried tofu

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ayam Bakar Kecap(2)/Grilled Chicken and Sambal Lado Mudo

This is Ayam Bakar Kecap (2)/Grilled Chicken with sweet soya sauce ala mbak Anggiek. Colourful extra accompaniments are vegetables and sambal lado mudo, served together with warm rice. I used chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, instead of a whole chicken. Mbak Anggiek, thank you for a delicious Ayam Bakar recipe. See another version of Ayam Bakar Kecap (1) recipe in Bahasa Indonesia here.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Kue Talam Tiga warna/Indonesian style: Traditional steam cake

My friend, Helwah made this cake for our morning tea at her house last week. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Odading Pisang/Fried banana bread & Meme: Five Things

Just simple snacks to accompany our afternoon tea. When I was in Bandung, West Java, I used to buy Odading from a travelling vendor. Here, I get sudden craving for this snacks and have to make it by my self ^_^. I added some sliced bananas into batters.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Cobek Ikan Nila-Grilled Tilapia with Hot&Spicy coconut milk sauce

I´d like to collect and try my friends´recipes that I´ve already tasted it, of course recipes from my mother too. My dear friend, mbak Dewi Kuraesin, brought this grilled Tilapia when we had an Indonesian gathering. It´s so spicy and delicious. Today, I tried her recipe by my own. Mbak Dewi Kuraesin, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Children like waffles. It´s such an easy recipe that I´ve got from one of teachers in Westerschule. Served warm and sprinkle with icing sugar or whatever you like.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pandan-White egg Cake

I made 3 x Nastar´s recipe and still had leftover 12 white eggs (400 ml) in my fridge. After searching in internet, I found this recipe from creative kitchen. My cake doesn´t look perfect, probably coz of cooled white eggs or I modified the original recipe. I have no idea. Any suggestions??

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tumis Kerang/Spicy Stir Fry Mussels

I´m not a big fan of Mussels, but my Kids love it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Black Forest Almond

You can find the recipe here.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Nastar, one of my kids favourite cookies, is filled with pineapple jam. It doesn´t look good enough, but the taste is really good. Next time, I´ll make it in a better form ^_^

Monday, October 1, 2007

Fried Tofu

The fresh Tofu that I bought was so fragile and smooth. When I came home, it became smashed tofu. On the way home, something could happen with tofu, coz I need at least 1 hour from Asia Store. The problem, I was craving for Fried tofu with beef fillings. So, I grinded the tofu and mixed with stir fry ground beef, added some eggs to make them firm before steamed.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bakpao/Steamed Bun

This steamed bun or Bakpao can be filled with meat or vegetarian fillings. I found special bun flour in Asia Store and thought to try with mung beans paste as fillings. Bakpao with beef filling can be seen here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Kolak Pisang/Sweet Plantains in Coconut milk

Plantains/Banana plantains or Pisang Tanduk are very close relative of banana. The fruit looks exactly like normal banana but longer, larger and often cooked before eaten. It´s highly nutritious, good source of potassium, vit A, C and energy booster. Use plantains with yellow or black skin. In this stage, it would become ripe. Plantain is cooked in various ways ( boiled, fried etc), served as a side dish, snacks or as a dessert.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tomato Soup

A bowl of tomato soup for a cold day. Though, it´s better to use fresh tomatoes than a pack of concentrated tomato juice. But, just make it simple, quick and easy :)


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sate Ikan/Rolled Fish and Vegetable Soup

My Mom often makes this Sate Ikan/Rolled Fish for the Family. Today, I really miss her cooking and try to make it for our early morning breakfast. Normally, we have toast bread for our breakfast. My youngest son isn´t feeling well. He got influenza, so I think a bowl of soup is good for him. He made me smile when he said:"Mama, I still want this for dinner!".

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kaastengels /Cheese Shortbread Cookies

For the best result, the choice of cheese is important to make Kaastengels. Use old/matured cheese/alt Käse like Gouda or Edam. Don´t forget to add pinch of salt if using unsalted butter. 

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Just a simple Tiramisu recipe without alkohol and egg yolks, but the taste is still good!. I posted the Tiramisu recipe in Bahasa Indonesia here. My children really like it. Forget diet for a while.....

500 g Mascarpone Italiano
1-2 packs löffel biskuits/lady-fingers
120 g sugar
200 g schlagsahne/whipped cream
1 sachet sahnesteif/sahnefest
3 teaspoons coffee+ 200 ml hot water
50 g grated Dark Cooking Chocolate
2 egg yolks ( I omitted this)
cocoa powder, as required

Friday, September 7, 2007

Apple-Bread Pudding

Unser imbiss gives me an idea what to do with my leftover breads before they´re going to be expired. Of course, you can make it not only due to expire date. I´ve added sultanas/raisins and mixed vanilla+ground cinnamon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Kering Tempe/Spicy fried Tempeh

Kering Tempe/spicy fried Tempeh are often served with nasi kuning/yellow rice, nasi Langgi, nasi uduk or even only with steamed rice as side dishes.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Gründkohl/Kale-Beef Curry

Kale/Gründkohl, considered to be one of the most highly nutrious vegetables with powerful antioxidant properties, is very high in beta carotene, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin and reasonably rich in calcium (source: Wikipedia).
What and where antioxidant can be found here.
I planted the seeds of Gründkohl/Kale in my little garden on March´07. Today, one of great joys is to pick the leaves and cook them in my kitchen. I just feel good! I made easy and fast Gründkohl-Beef Curry by using Instant curry seasoning mix. The taste of Gründkohl/Kale is almost similar with Cassava leaves or called daun singkong in Bahasa Indonesia.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Soto Pekalongan/Pekalongan Style Spicy Beef Soup

Many variations of Soto can be found in Indonesia cuisine with regional cooking techniques and ingredients (for example: Soto Jakarta, Soto Bandung, Soto Pekalongan, Soto Madura, Soto Banjar, Coto Makassar, Soto Padang, Soto Belitung etc). Although recipes and ingredients vary or almost similar from every regions , Soto is generally consists of shredded chicken or slices of meats with or without coconut milk. Served with hot steamed rice or lontong ( steamed rice rolls, compressed in banana leaves), ketupat. Pekalongan, known for its Batik, is a city on the central Java, Indonesia. I´ve got the recipe from Neni when I met her in Münich. I ´ve just made a little bit modification from her recipe.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Black Forest Cake

I haven´t taken any cake decorating course, so my black forest doesn´t look beautiful like others. For the black forest cake , I don´t use margarine or butter. Despite lack of margarine or butter, the cake itself turned out pretty well. I thought, it´s already creamy enough from the mixture of whipped Cream and Mascarpone that are used to cover the cake.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bakso Ayam&Udang/Chicken Shrimp Balls

Bakso (beef, fish, chicken or shrimp balls) is one of my favourite foods. You can see my other recipes on Aneka Bakso categories or Bakso Malang (Bahasa Indonesia).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nasi Kuning/Yellow Rice

Nasi Kuning/yellow rice (cooked with turmeric, coconut milk, bay leaf and lemon grass) is very popular dish especially during traditional celebration feast, Birthday Party or special event. Usually served with variety of side dishes : Rendang, Fried Chicken, Urap, Omelett, Sambal, Perkedel, kering tempe, etc. Indonesia Independence Day is going to be celebrated on 17 August 2007. Happy Independence Day Indonesia! You can read the historical story here. For my dearest readers, please enjoy my nasi kuning.
Guten Appetit!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Rempeyek/Indonesian Style Crunchy Peanut

Teh Niknik (Siti Wahyuni), my friend, is really kind to give me some rempeyek/Peanut Brittle and share the recipe to you. Thanks a lot. Rempeyek is so crunchy and tasty for snacks or to accompany your entree, e.g : Nasi Pecel (steamed rice served with cooked mix vegetables and peanut sauce). No doubt, it´s gone in a few minutes.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Urap/Indonesian Style Vegetable Salad with Hot&Spicy Grated Coconut

Urap, cooked mix vegetables with hot and spicy grated coconut, are used to serve as an accompaniment to Nasi Kuning (yellow rice) or Nasi Uduk. This is one of traditional Indonesia cuisine known for its combination of contrasting flavors (spicy, sweet and hot).

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sour Cherry Cheese Cake

When Amy posted Blueberry Cheese Tart, I hope I´ll get to try them someday. Today, I made a Sour Cherry, the only jam still left in my fridge, Cheese Cake instead of Blueberry with a little bit modification. No need to bake in the oven, let the refrigerator do it. The cake is really creamy with crisp base. Don´t look at this if you´re on diet. Amy and Inong thanks for sharing the recipe.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Misoa Goreng/Fried Somen

Somen, white Japanese noodles made from wheat flour, are very thin and round. Often served not only cold or chilled with ice, but also added to soups. It´s called Misoa in Indonesia. Thanks to Dewi Nanang who has introduced me to this Misoa Goreng.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Cappuccino Choco Ice Cream

Nothing can be beat ice cream to chill out, in the hot summer day. This is my second homemade ice cream after Cocopandan Ice cream. It sounds too much work to make my own ice cream, but I can create variations and select flavors, the ingredients, so I can have exactly what I want. Of course, it looks not as smooth like readymake ice cream from a store. I love homemade Ice Cream and cappuccino!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Grilled Mackerel with Sweet Soy Sauce Sambal

Grilled mackerel is easy and quick to cook. I don´t think that you need the recipe, do you?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Pick only one? I bet you still want more. These snacks are requested by my little son. I think it´s a good idea to use the rest of Potato Pie filling.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Potato Pie

When I saw Shepherd´s Pie at Stevita´s Kitchen, I thougt my kids´d like it. I´d rather call that Potato Pie, it´s called "Pastel Tutup" in Indonesian. Whatever the name is, its taste so good. Instead of making homemade mashed potato, I´ve used Kartoffel Püree/mashed potato powder. My oldest son has told me that Pie becomes one of his favourite food. No wonder, nothing left for me!. Thank you Wita.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Brownies Kukus/Steamed Brownies

I´ve seen various steamed brownies recipes in my friend Blogs for example: Brownies ala Ny. Liem and Brownies ala Uceu. This is another version of steamed brownies. If you want, you can make only a half of receipt.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pisang Mollen/Banana Puff Pastry

These are my lazy version of snacks. Easy to make with ready to use puff pastry. This time, I used "Pisang Tanduk" (Musa Paradisiaca)/Plantain as fillings. Pisang tanduk (horn banana), its length about 25-30 cm, is bigger in size and longer than common bananas. Friends of my son love this very much.


1 pack (450 g) butter blätterteig or butter puff pastry
2 horn bananas, cut into 20 pieces
sugar as desired

Put only 1/2 teaspoon sugar (on the top of banana) for each banana pastry
Preheat oven to 180°C. Bake the banana pastries approx. 30 minutes

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tumis Tahu Pak Choy/Stir Fried Tofu and Pak Choy

Green Baby Pak Choy, contents useful amount of Kalium, Calcium, Carotin, Vitamin C and B, is also called Shanghai Bok Choy. The leaves and stems are prepared in various Oriental dishes, often stir fried, steamed or to be used in soups. The leaves can also be preserved by salting.

500 g Pak Choy, wash, drain and cut
400 g fried tofu, cut
1 Onion, finely sliced
3 cloves minced garlics
2 red chillies, sliced
1 tablespoon Oyster sauce
50 ml water
salt, sugar as desired
3 tsp cooking oil

directions: Saute onion, garlics until fragrant. Add sliced chillies then pour Oyster sauce and water. Add tofu and Pak Choy. Keep stir and fry until cooked.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Es Puter/Cocopandan Ice cream

I like Es Puter since I was a child. I used to buy the ice cream from travelling es puter vendor. Nowadays Es puter can be found during wedding party or traditional celebration feasts in Indonesian. Here, I have to make by myself because nobody sells that kind of ice cream.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My favourite foods and 8 things

I´ve been tagged by Aisha (Paknesia food) for what is my favourite food, Wokandspoond for: 7 things and Jun (yummylicious) for: 8 things about me!. have succeed to make me so guilty during a week before I´ve done it. I just wonder one who creates this kind of tasks. For me, It is a little bit like chained letters ( or letter chains?). Just because of you my dearest friends, I´m going to do it. Well, let makes it simple, I just make it one for all, Ok?.

1. To be honest, I do not know exactly what is my favourite food. I love so many kinds of food. I just could not choose one of them.

2. I love sate/satay (chicken, beef, lamb, or fish). Many variations of sate have been develop in Indonesia for example: sate Padang, sate Ponorogo, Sate Madura, Sate lilit (Satay from Bali), Sate Buntel ( I like sate buntel from Lombok) etc.

3. I love bakso (fish, Shrimp or Meat Balls).

4. I love Siomay and Baso Tahu/Tofu

5. I love Empek-empek

6. I love Otak-Otak

7. I love ice cream especially: Es Puter . I am going to share the recipe to you in the next posting, Okey?

8. Guess, what kind of food that I could not eat during my pregnancy?. Sate and Bakso !. So, two kids are enough for me.

Finally, I did it!. Now, who are the next lucky persons to do the task?. My dearest friends, You are lucky ! I ´m not going to pass it for you, ha..ha..ha.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Apfelkuchen/Apple Pie

I´ve got the recipe from my friend: Dita when we were in Münich. Don´t have a Mixer? No, problem at all. You can use a fork or of course...your hand!.