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  • Spicy papaya flower
    on Feb 25, 2010 in indonesia recipe dishes cooking
    papaya flower, originally uploaded by diananovita.Long time no write. I forgot how to write and fortunately still remember how to cook. There are so many things to manage. Not to complaining, I’m just telling. Okay let’s start with the new recipe...
  • Klappertaart, A Dessert from Manado
    on Apr 22, 2009 in baking indonesia recipe dessert
    I’ve just made my very first klappertaart, kind of dessert from Manado, Indonesia. I thought it was difficult, at last I found that it is an easy one to try for beginner. Actually, someone in my sport club gave me a klappertaart when I and my husb...
  • Fun Gifts for Food Lovers
    on Apr 8, 2009 in tips other
    Hi Guys, we have a guest writer here, Jon D, and expert at He gives us clues to decide what gift we are able to choose for our friends or relatives. I hope you'll enjoy it. Some people are easier to shop for than others. Luckily if the...
  • Urap Bali (Boiled Vegetables with Balinese Spices)
    on Mar 31, 2009 in indonesia recipe cooking
    I’ve got this recipe from Seri Masak Femina PRIMARASA (for beginner), Merebus dan Resep-Resep Terlezat. I really enjoy this food. It is so simple, fresh, easy and fast to serve. So, fast food not always junk food, I guess. The recipe below is m...
  • Sambal Tumpang (fermented soybeans cook with chili spices and coconut milk)
    on Jan 29, 2009 in indonesia recipe cooking
    This recipe came from my mother, apparently my grandmother who really mastered it. Originally people in East Java and Central Java serve Sambal Tumpang with boiled vegetables, just like Pecel. Some peoples come from West-East Java or East-Central Jav...
  • Rawon
    on Jan 15, 2009 in beef indonesia recipe dishes
    This is another Indonesian traditional food. This dish come from Surabaya, East Java, cook with special spice, which is keluwek or keluwak. Keluwek or keluwak is fruit from Kepayang tree. How to choose good Keluwak? Some people just shake the fruit a...
  • Fried Broccoli
    on Jan 5, 2009 in snack fried recipe
    Broccoli is a vegetable with a thick green stem and several dark green flower heads or florets coming from that one main stem. It looks like cauliflower but different in color. Fried broccoli maybe not the healthiest way to cook broccoli, it just gi...
  • Es Kacang Merah (Red Bean with Shaved Ice)
    on Dec 24, 2008 in indonesia recipe dessert
    I like es kacang merah especially without any coconut milk in it. I’ve been searching for the recipe that suit on my taste. Fortunately, I’ve found a recipe from Seri Masak Femina Primarasa A la Resto Manado. I tried just the same as what the boo...
  • Steamed Rainbow Sponge Cake (Bolu Kukus Pelangi)
    on Nov 15, 2008 in steamed indonesia sponge cake recipe
    This cake is very famous kind of steamed sponge cake in Indonesia. People usually call it Bolu Kukus Pelangi. Pelangi or rainbow is presented by its colorful batter. I’ve seen people add various food coloring such as red, green, yellow, and blue. B...
  • Urap (Boiled Vegetables with Chili Spiced Grated Coconut)
    on Nov 12, 2008 in steamed indonesia recipe cooking
    This is very simple veggie food in Indonesia. Simple, if you have the ready cooked spiced grated coconut in your storage. I do not know where it originally comes from. I find this kind of salad in West Java, Central Java, Jogjakarta and East Java. I...
  • Fried Rice with Lemongrass, Fast Food Homemade
    on Nov 6, 2008 in beef fried indonesia recipe cooking
    One day, the rain was falling so hard and I found my food storage box (the refrigerator) was empty. Not really empty actually. There were a tomato, frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, sweet corns, green beans), and a wrapped frozen minced beef. I was c...
  • I do apologize to the readers
    on Nov 3, 2008 in other
    I brought to you unpleasant conversation in this blog yesterday. I am sorry for doing that thing and bother you all. I feel really unwell.That's true I left a comment in someone's (that anonymous guy) when I found my articles (Soto Kudus) in his/her...
  • Making Cakes, Tips I’ve Learned
    on Nov 1, 2008 in baking tips cake
    1. At first, make sure the ingredients are all ready to use, all are not passing the expired date, and all are in good shape which mean in good conditions.2. Making cake, we always use egsg. So we have to take more attention about eggs we...
  • What is Coconut Milk?
    on Nov 1, 2008 in baking tips cooking
    If there are somebody get curious about what exactly coconut milk is (maybe), that's the reason I write this then. Coconut milk or santan (in Bahasa Indonesia) is made from grated coconut fruits. That fruits must be old enough to produce juice. Of co...
  • Soto Betawi (Batavian Beef Soup)
    on Oct 29, 2008 in beef indonesia soto recipe dishes cooking
    This is one of my favorite Soto. I really enjoy its taste. Yes, certainly it comes from Betawi, so it is named Soto Betawi. But, where Betawi actually is? Betawi or Batavia is the old name of Jakarta, The Capital City of Indonesia. Coconut milk an...
  • Ikan Acar Kuning (Fish cooked in Yellow Spicy and Sour Spices)
    on Oct 28, 2008 in indonesia seafood recipe dishes cooking
    Caesio erythrogaster or Yellow Tail Fusilier Fish is very easy to find in Indonesian fresh market. There are some ways to make it delicious, such as simply fry it or steam it in banana leaves. My favorite way is cooking this fish with acar (yellow an...
  • Rendang (Beef in Chili and Coconut Milk)
    on Oct 27, 2008 in beef indonesia recipe dishes
    Rendang is an Indonesian beef stew dish with coconut milk and very complicated spices. I make it simpler and easier. Actually, this recipe below is adapted from my mother recipe. So that, my Rendang (I am sure) is different than Rendang from Padang...
  • Ketupat (Cooked Rice in Woven Coconut Leaves Pouch)
    on Oct 5, 2008 in indonesia recipe dishes cooking
    Ketupat is the most favorite food in festive occasions such as Idul Fitri (the day right after a month of Ramadhan fasting) In Indonesia. Javanese people believe that ketupat is one of Sunan Kalijaga’s Islamic preaching medium. Remembering about t...
  • Soto Ayam Magetan (Magetan Chicken Soup)My grandmother who lived in East slope side of Mount Lawu, used to cooked this kind of Soto when Lebaran Idul Fitri to serve her hundreds of guesses. She wasn't living in Magetan, but her Soto was very similar to what Seri MAsak Femina said about thi...
  • Sambal Goreng Hati (Beef Liver in Chili and Coconut Milk) ala Diana Novita
    on Oct 5, 2008 in beef indonesia recipe dishes cooking
    Ingredients: 400 g beef liver, boiled, cut into cube shape, fried250 g potatoes, peeled, cut into cube shape, fried10 g peas2 salam leavesGalangal root, crushed2 tablespoon cooking oil to sauté spices (grind)250 ml cooking oil to f...