Indonesian

Balinese Pork & Ginger in Sweet Soy Sauce

Balinese Pork & Ginger in Sweet Soy Sauce

Be Celeng Base Manis Time to take a break from Thai food and try a little Balinese cuisine for a change. While Thai dishes tend to be quick light stir-fries, many Balinese and Indonesian dishes often take a bit more time and are a bit heavier. Balinese Pork & Ginger in Sweet Soy Sauce served with cooked rice. I got this recipe from the Bali Post, which in turn got it from Bali Guide's food section.

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

Rendang apparently has its origins in the Minangkabau ethnic group of west Java, but it can be found all over Indonesia as well as neighboring countries. In many ways, this is a very classic Southeast Asian curry, where meat is simmered in a spicy coconut milk stew until the liquid is completely reduced. Beef Rendang The longer you cook this dish, the better. Tradition has it that it should be cooked at least four hours.

Dabu-Dabu

Dabu-Dabu

I first encountered dabu-dabu on a trip around North Sulawesi, where it's the local sambal (the generic Indonesian word for chili sauce). Although almost certainly developed locally, dabu-dabu is definitely a dead ringer for Mexican salsa. It went very well with another Indonesian favorite: corn cakes. Dabu-dabu - the Indonesian "salsa" I did a little investigating and found several recipes for dabu-dabu. It seems that like any popular dish, there are as many recipes as there are cooks, but the basics remain the same: tomatoes, chilies, lime juice and oil.

Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

This pleasant and simple dessert is quick and easy to make, although it must be served warm. Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauc Ingredients Servings: 4 4 large (8" to 8-7/8" long) Banana 1 tbsp (plain flour will do) Rice flour, white 2 tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1 1/3 cup Coconut Milk Preparation Cut the ends from the bananas, but leave the skins on.

Nutty Corn Cakes

Nutty Corn Cakes

One of my favorite Indonesian side dishes is corn cakes. They come in a lot of different types, since it seems almost every regional cuisine has some kind of them. I found this recipe in a small book of Indonesian favorites. It calls for peanuts, which I'm not sure I've had before. If you're allergic, just leave them out. Nutty Corn Cakes with dabu-dabu sambal Ingredients Servings: 6