Wajik is a traditional Indonesian snack made with steamed glutinous (sticky) rice and further cooked in palm sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves. The cooked rice is then spread and flatted in a baking tray. Once it cools to room temperature, we cut this into small pieces in the shape …

Wajik - Sticky Rice in Palm Sugar and Pandan Leaves - Daily Cooking Quest

Sambal terasi

There are so many varieties of sambal (chili sauce) in Indonesia. Every region has at least one specialty and everyone’s Mom seems to have a killer sambal recipe.

Nagasari is a traditional steamed cake made from rice flour, coconut milk and sugar, filled with slices of banana. It is usually wrapped in banana leaves before being steamed, or prepared with pandan that gives it aroma. It is commonly eaten as a snack in Indonesia where it is also known as kue bandang-bandang by Bugis people. Sometimes it is simply called as kue pisang (banana cake).

Nagasari - traditional steamed cake made from rice flour, coconut milk and sugar, filled with slices of banana.

Leunca or green nightshade is very common in Sundanese cuisine where this is one of the many vegetables in a lalapan. It looks like a mini green round eggplant, and it does actually belong to the eggplant family. If served in a lalapan, it is always uncooked. For this sambal …

Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish - Daily Cooking Quest

Labu Siam Tumis – Chayote in Spicy Coconut Milk

There is a really common nasi bungkus (wrapped rice) in Indonesia called nasi rames which is basically steamed white rice + labu siam tumis + meat/egg of your choice. Of course the one with egg is cheaper than the one with meat (usually chicken).

Indonesian Food. Lontong Sayur ( Compressed Rice, Vegetables and Meat )

Lontong sayur medan (Medanese rice cakes with savory dishes)

How to prepare lontong sayur medan(Medanese rice cakes with savory dishes) . Traditional banana-leaves wrapped rice cakes served with savory dishes.

Tumis kacang panjang - Indonesian snake bean stir fry

I love eating vegetables, and when I shop for grocery, I tend to linger a bit in the produce section looking at the different greens and decide which one looks the best. And that is how I ended up with this snake bean. You don’t have to use snake bean …

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