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Karedok

Raw Vegetable Salad with Palm Sugar Dressing The Sundanese of West Java are renowned for their love of vegetables, both raw and cooked, and often eat them as between-meal snacks. Serve Karedok with rice as part of a main meal. Ingredients 1/4 head round cabbage 1 small cucumber 2 cups (100 g) bean sprouts, seed […]

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Lotek

Steamed Vegetables with Peanut Dressing The sauce served with this cooked vegetable salad has ground peanuts for extra flavor and nutrition. It is said that Sundanese women have such beautiful skin because they eat so many vegetables. Ingredients 6 oz (175 g) water spinach (kangkung) or spinach 6 oz (175 g) pumpkin or squash 6 […]

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Balinese Style Chicken or Duck Satay

Sate Lilit Ingredients 1 lb (500 g) ground chicken or duck 2 cups (200 g) freshly grated coconut 3 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons shaved palm sugar 1 teaspoon salt 24 lemongrass or bamboo skewers 2 portions Sambal Kecap Spice Paste 2 candlenuts, roughly chopped 1/2 in (1 cm) fresh galangal, peeled and […]

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Fragrant Beef Satay

Sate Sapi Ingredients 11/2 lbs (700 g) top round beef 30 Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 4 hours before using 2 portions Sambal Kacang Spice Paste 4 candlenuts, roughly chopped 2 in (5 cm) fresh galangal, peeled and sliced 1 in (21/2 cm) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 2–3 red finger-length chilies, deseeded 5 […]

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Crispy Peanut Wafers

Rempeyek Kacang Ingredients 11/2 cups (220 g) raw peanuts 1 cup (120 g) rice flour 3/4 cup (100 g) flour 1 cup (250 ml) thick coconut milk Oil, for deep-frying Spice Paste 2 candlenuts, roughly chopped 1/2 in (1 cm) fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 […]

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Classic Gado Gado

Tofu and Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing Ingredients 1 cup (50 g) bean sprouts, seed coats and tails discarded 2 cups (180 g) spinach, rinsed, tough stems discarded 1 carrot, sliced 1 cup (100 g) green beans, cut into short lengths 1/4 head cabbage, leaves separated and sliced 2 cakes (about 7 oz/200 g each) […]

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Whitebait

Whitebait (ikan teri) are baby fish ranging from 1 to 2 in (2 to 5 cm) in length. They are usually sold in Asia salted and sun-dried. Discard the heads and black intestinal tracts before using. If possible, buy them split, cleaned and ready for use. They are usually quite salty, so taste any dish […]

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Water Spinach

Water spinach (kangkung) is a nutritious, leafy vegetable also known as morning glory or water convolvulus. The leaves and tender tips are often stir-fried. Spinach is a good substitute.

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Tofu

Tofu is rich in protein and amazingly versatile. Firm tofu holds its shape well when cut or cooked and has a strong, slightly sour taste. Pressed tofu (often confusingly labelled as firm tofu) has much of the moisture extracted and is therefore much firmer in texture and excellent for stir-fries. Refrigerate fresh tofu immersed in […]

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Tempeh

Tempeh or fermented soybean cakes, a Javanese creation, are made of compressed, lightly fermented soybeans with a delicious nutty flavor. They can be fried, steamed or baked and are a rich source of protein, riboflavin, calcium and iron. They are low in cholesterol and sodium and are increasingly popular with health enthusiasts. They are sold […]

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