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Coconut and Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen

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Borneo sweet potato dumplings

Borneo sweet potato dumplings

This is a vegetarian version f the pork and prawn dumplings that are common throughout Borneo. These dumplings come from the Chinese...

Indonesian chicken satay with caramelised shallot sambal

Indonesian chicken satay with caramelised shallot sambal

Kecap manis is Indonesia's answer to ketchup. It is a syrupy sweet soy sauce that is used abundantly in the cuisine. I first had it in a...

Balinese coconut lawar salad (Lawar buncis Bali)

Balinese coconut lawar salad (Lawar buncis Bali)

A lawar salad is the most important dish in Balinese culture. Some form of this salad is made almost everyday, but it is the highlight...

Indonesian chicken rice congee (Bubur ayam)

Indonesian chicken rice congee (Bubur ayam)

I fell in love with congee during my working years. I used to travel to Asia quite often and I would seek out the small section of congee...

Caramelised shallot sambal (Sambal bawang)

Caramelised shallot sambal (Sambal bawang)

Sambals are core to Indonesian culture and come in various colours, spiciness and textures. The base is chillies, one or a combination of...

Soy mushrooms and bok choi

Soy mushrooms and bok choi

I visited Bali about 20 years ago and fell in love with the island, the art, the culture and the food. This was a time when it was still...

Indonesian sweet soy eggplant

Indonesian sweet soy eggplant

The basis for most Indonesian cuisine flavours comes from kecap manis. It is a sweetened soy sauce that is thick and has a tremendous...

Indonesian fried shallot and coconut rice (Nasi uduk)

Indonesian fried shallot and coconut rice (Nasi uduk)

Indonesia is known for fried rice, nasi goreng being the most well-known dish, recipe coming soon. However, there are several other fried...

Indonesian Coconut beef and peanut stir-fry (Serundeng daring)

Indonesian Coconut beef and peanut stir-fry (Serundeng daring)

Stir-fries are always a hit, no matter what kind. The aroma of flash fried meat with spices is something I cannot resist. Stir-fries are...

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