Spicy braised Oxtail

Ingredients: 1.5 lb oxtail. 2 tbsp sambal base. 2 tsp salt. 1 tbsp lime juice. 2 bay leaves. 2 cm ginger. 3 tbsp tomato paste. 2 jalapenos, sliced. Tenderized oxtail by boiling it for about 5 hrs. If you have a crockpot this will only take less than 1 hr. Set aside. Keep the broth….

Turmeric Pickled Fish (Acar Ikan)

Ingredients: 2 fillet fish. Snapper, or rock cod. 1 tbsp lime juice. 1 tsp salt. Oil for frying. 1tbsp turmeric base. 400 ml water. 2 tbsp vinegar. 2 tbsp sugar. 1 tbsp corn starch (dilute with a little bit of water). 1 small carrot, sliced. 1 small cucumber, sliced. 4 cloves of shallots, sliced. 2…

Kukui Nut Potato Cakes (Perkedel)

Ingredients: 2-3 cloves shallots, minced. 4 yellow potatoes, diced, fried. Frying oil to deep fry. 1tbsp salt. Salt and pepper to taste. 2 tbsp kukui nut & shallots base. 2 eggs separate the yolk. Fry shallots until brown, set aside. Fry potatoes until cooked. Mash potatoes (as if you are making mashed boil potatoes). In…

Prawns in Spicy Tomato Sauce (Udang Sambal)

Ingredients: 2 tomatoes. 1lb prawns- peeled. Oil, enough for frying. 1-2 tsp sambal base (depending on your heat tolerance). 1tsp soy sauce. 1tsp sugar. 2tsp lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste. 1 clove minced garlic. 1 clove minced shallots. 2 cm ginger. Sliced tomatoes and blend in a blender/food processor with garlic and shallots….

Indonesian Chicken Soup (Soto Ayam)

Ingredients: 1lb chicken. 2tbsp turmeric base. 1ltr water. 1/2 can coconut milk. 17g sliced ginger. 1tsp salt. 1/2 tsp pepper. 1 tsp sugar. 1tbsp lime juice. 3 bay leaves. 3 minced garlic cloves. 2 minced shallots cloves. 1 chopped green onion for garnish. 1 bunch cilantro leaves for garnish. 100g sprouts. 100g sliced cabbage. 1…

Vegetables in Coconut Gravy (Lodeh)

Ingredients: 1 can coconut milk. 400 ml water. 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised. 1tbsp sambal sauce (optional). 1tbsp kukuinut & shallots sauce. 2 bay leaves. 2tsp salt (or to taste). 1/2 tsp pepper. 1 tsp sugar. 2 Asian eggplants cut to 16 pieces. 10 green beans, thin sliced. 1 cup cooked sweet corn. 10 fried tofu….

Grilled Galangal Coconut Broccoli

Ingredients: 2 small heads broccoli (or 1 head broccoli and 1 head cauliflower). Kosher salt to taste. 1 cup coconut milk. 1tbsp olive oil. 2 tbsp galangal sauce. 3 tsp chili powder/paprika. Trim broccoli head, break up heads into florets. Whisk 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1 tbsp galangal sauce, 1/5 tsp chili powder, oil,…

Cucumber & Green bean Summer Salad

Ingredients: 6 mini cucumbers (pickle cucumbers). 500g green beans, thinly sliced. 1tsp kosher salt (or to taste). 1 tbsp galangal sauce. 2 tsp sugar. 2 tbsp rice wine/white vinegar. 2tsp sesame oil. 2tsp soy sauce. 1tbsp oil. 2 large garlic cloves, minced. Red paper flakes to taste. Handful whole cilantro leaves. 2tsp toasted sesame seeds….

Clams in sambal butter sauce

Ingredients: 6 tbsp salted butter. 2 large shallots, minced. 4 garlic cloves, minced. 3 tbsp tomato paste. 1 cup beer (optional). 1 cup diced tomatoes. 5 tbsp sambal sauce (depending on your heat tolerance). 2lb littleneck clams/ manila clams, cleaned. 1tbsp lime juice. 1/2 cup cilantro leaves for garnish. Lime wedges for serving. Melt butter,…

Braised beef in coconut (Rendang)

1lb beef chuck, cut to cubes. Salt & pepper to taste. 6 cups coconut milk. 1 lemongrass stalk. 1 minced shallots cloves. 3 minced garlic cloves. 2tbsp galangal sauce. 1tsp ground coriander. 4 whole cloves. 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional). 1/2 cup cooking oil. 15g sliced ginger. 1 sliced red serrano/ jalapeno pepper (optional). Water…

Indonesian Turmeric Rice (Nasi Kuning)

Ingredients: 500g jasmine Rice. 250cc water/chicken broth. 150cc coconut milk. 2tsp salt. 1tbs lime juice. 2 cloves minced garlic. 2 cloves minced shallots. Black pepper to taste. 2 tbsp Turmeric base. If you have a rice cooker, you can do this by adding rice and all other ingredients in a rice cooker. Cover and let…

Halibut in turmeric & dill sauce

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (optional). 1 onion, thinly sliced. 3 teaspoons of the turmeric sauce. 1lb skinned white fish fillet. Salt and black pepper. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Large handful of dill, finely chopped. 1.5 cups coconut milk. A pinch of paprika for garnish. Juice of 2 limes. Preheat a broiler, grill pan,…