Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style / Sate Parsi

Flavor and Color Contrasts
Vegetables Balance Meats

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style, or Sate Parsi, is one of the handful or “Parsee” dishes which show the influence of early Iranian traders on the cooking of Indonesia. Continue reading

Indonesian Corn Fritters

Another Addictive Snack with Drinks
Bregedel Djagung

Canned corn

Corn

Like Indonesian Peanut Fritters, these are quick and easy to make and will soon become addictive, especially with drinks.  The name in Bahasa Indonesia means literally Corn Croquettes. At the E & O on Sutter Street in San Francisco, where the dish is a specialty of one of the chefs, the dish is called Indonesian Corn Fritters.

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Fried Bananas (Pisang Banana)

A Snack or Dessert
With Coffee or Rijsttafel

Using bananas in Vietnamese cuisineFried Bananas are a popular snack in Indonesian Cuisine, commonly paired with a cup of Coffee or Tea at the Coffee or Tea break, or they may be served as a dessert with the Rijstaffelor Rice Table, which usually just Continue reading

Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Typical Ground Peanut Sauce
Goes with Sate, also Gado Gado

Cooking Asian dishes with onions

Onions

This is a typical Indonesian Peanut Sauce, served with Sates and also forms the basis for the classical Indonesian salad, Gado Gado.

The recipe makes about 3 cups and takes about a quarter of an hour preparation time and about 10 minutes to cook. Continue reading

Lamb Sate

A Simple Sate
Good for Rijsttafel

Using garlic to make Vietnamese soup with pork cabbage rolls

Garlic – a Key Ingredient

Lamb — or Mutton or Goal — are popular meats in Indonesia. Here is a simple recipe for a Lamb Sate, which makes enough for 12 substantial kebabs.

It could be served as part of a Rijsttafel buffet or as the main course of a simple meal, along with a Rice dish and maybe a vegetable or salad.

Cooking time is only about 10 minutes, and it will take about 15 or 20 minutes to assemble and prepare. The time for marinating is from 2 or 3 hours to overnight.

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Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Typical Ground Peanut Sauce
Goes with Sate, also Gado Gado

Cooking Asian dishes with onions

Large White Onions

This is a typical Indonesian peanut sauce, served with sates and also forms the basis for the classical Indonesian salad, Gado Gado.

This recipe makes about 3 cups and takes about a quarter of an hour preparation time and about 10 minutes to cook.

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Gado Gado

Indonesia’s National Salad
Shrimp Crackers Meet Peanut Sauce

Kroepek, Indonesian shrimp crackers

Kroepek, Indonesian shrimp crackers

Gado Gado is probably the most representative type of Indonesian salad, and there are a number of regional variations.  It can be eaten as a side dish, can appear at picnics, or can function as the main dish of a meal. Here is a good basic recipe for a Gado Gado which reflects he culinary style of the Java region. Continue reading