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.Continue reading “Indonesian Pineapple Tarts (Pineapple Cookies)”
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.Continue reading “Teriyaki Salmon Brown Rice Salad”
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.
Mexican coffee bun is a sweet bun that filled with butter and covered with crusty coffee on top. Many people might think that this bun is originally from Mexico because of its name. In fact, it was traded for the first time in 1998 at a bakery in Penang, Malaysia, under the brand name Rotiboy.
Indonesian spicy turmeric prawns is a very special dish, especially in Kalimantan/Borneo. It is rich in spices. What makes it even more special is the giant freshwater prawns that look and taste very similar to lobster. This Indonesian mouthwatering seafood dish surely will satisfy your taste buds.
Apple turnovers is a delicious snack or dessert that is very easy to make. If you haven’t tried to do it yourself, maybe this is the opportunity to prepare this easy apple turnovers with puff pastry recipe. Once you have tried, it surely will become a recipe that you will use over and over again.
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.
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.
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.
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”