<p>Ayam tuturaga is another dish from Manado. As with all Manado dishes, you can expect this dish to be fiery hot, but balanced with freshness from lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, pandan leaves, and lemon basil leaves. If you like this dish, you may want to also try other Manado dishes …</p>

Ayam Tuturaga - Indonesian Chicken in Spicy Basil Coconut Lemongrass Sauce

Spice Hunting: Pandan

Spice Hunting: Pandan

Pandan& fragrance is distinct but hard to identify. It& sweet and bright, like an herby bubble gum, or licorice without the bite. Though used mostly in sweets, it& also found in some savory dishes, wrapping meats before grilling or steaming.

Pandan Khanom Chan (Layered Rice Sweets)

Pandan Khanom Chan (Layered Rice Sweets)

Khanom Chan lie totally outside the Western dessert canon, and can be a refreshing change-up from more typical desserts. To the uninitiated, the texture& a surprise, like the chewy tapioca pearls in bubble tea or elastic balls of mochi.

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