Indonesian Pineapple Tarts (Pineapple Cookies)

Pineapple tarts are very popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. In where I am from (Indonesia), pineapple tarts are always found in almost everyone’s houses on their festive’s day celebration. They are also available all year round at many bakeries or cake shops. Besides, it is also a popular souvenir. So, don’t be surprised if you see it in the souvenir stores.

ananas tarts or pineapple tarts
Pineapple tarts
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Teriyaki Salmon Brown Rice Salad

This Japanese teriyaki salmon brown rice salad is a good choice for a healthy lunch or dinner menu. Beside the good nutritional content, it also has good taste and is easy to prepare. It is one of my favourite, which I really recommend as a menu for lunch box to work. No microwave needed as all salads normally are eaten cold 🙂 So, you can skip the queue to use microwave during lunch peak hour in your office’s kitchen.

teriyaki salmon brown rice salad
teriyaki salmon salad
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Chicken Semur, Indonesian Chicken Stew with Potatoes

Chicken semur is Indonesian traditional chicken stew, that braised in sweet soy sauce and some exotic spices. The name semur is derived from the word smoor which means slow or long cooking process in Dutch. It is believed that during the Dutch colonisation, they brought their stew cooking technique into Indonesian kitchen.

ready Indonesian chicken semur or chicken stew
ready chicken semur with potatoes

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Easy Healthy Chicken Sweet Corn Soup

Chicken soup is a special dish for most people. Beside the delicious taste, it is also known as a very healthy dish. Perfect for winter or cold weather to keep our body warm. Eating hot chicken soup could help relieve flu or cold symptoms. Warm chicken soup helps thinning or loosen the mucus on our throat and chest. Chinese style chicken sweet corn soup is a must-try.

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ready chicken sweet corn soup

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Indonesian Caramel Honeycomb Cake

Caramel honeycomb cake is another popular cake that often found in Indonesia’ traditional markets. It is a classic cake from childhood memories for most of Indonesian people. This cake is also well-known as ants nest cake or kue sarang semut in Indonesian, because of the structure that looks like it. It has light taste but deep caramel flavour with soft and spongy texture.

caramel honeycomb or ant nest cake almond and cheese topping
caramel honeycomb or ants nest cake

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Indonesian Beef Balls Soup or Bakso Sapi

Beef balls soup or bakso sapi is Indonesia’s most popular street food after soto, sate and siomay. It can be easily found all across the country, from travelling food carts, street vendor tents to restaurants. It is Indonesian meatball made from finely ground meat with small quantity of spices, salt and tapioca flour. This dish took root from the kitchen of Chinese ethnic in Indonesia. The term bakso, comes from bak-so in hokkien, which is a Chinese dialect. Bak means meat (minced/meat paste), while So means to form balls. There are various types of bakso, such as: fish, chicken, pork and beef. But beef balls soup or bakso sapi is the most popular and sold.

ready Indonesian beef balls soup
ready bakso

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Soft And Fluffy Hot Cross Buns

classic hot cross buns fresh from the oven
Ready classic hot cross buns

Soft and fluffy hot cross buns are what most people look for every year, not only because it is one of the  symbol or tradition in Easter celebration, but also because of the taste. Traditionally, hot cross buns are eaten on Good Friday as the cross is the symbol of crucifixion of Jesus, while the spices contained in the bun implying the spices used to embalm Jesus at his burial day which we call Good Friday or Holy Friday. Continue reading “Soft And Fluffy Hot Cross Buns”