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Pandang Chicken

Pandang Chicken

Although, like Beef Rendang, this thick curry dish originated in Western Java, it's now one of those dishes you'll find in just about any Indonesian restaurant. This style is very similar to thick Thai curries, but the tomato base as well as turmeric mark out more western and South Asian influences than you see in Thai cuisine. Pandang Chicken Ingredients Servings: 8 2 lbs cut in 1-inch cubes Chicken breast meat 1/2 cup Lime juice 1 cup Tomatoes 1 cup Water 3 pepper seeded and sliced in strips Red hot chilis (Thai) 2 tsp grated Ginger 2 cloves crushed Garlic 1 tsp Turmeric, ground 1 stalk Lemon grass 1 cup Coconut cream Preparation Combine the chicken and lime juice.

Soto Ayam

Soto Ayam

Indonesia is a really huge country. The foods and cuisines vary widely from one part of the country to another. However, there are a few dishes that are available in just about every corner of this nation of 10,000 islands. One of these is Soto Ayam, which simply means “chicken soup”. You'll find street stalls selling it just about everywhere, and it's a big hit with foreign travelers as well.

Steamed Dumplings

Steamed Dumplings

These little wrapped meatballs are quite a popular afternoon snack. They would make quite a good appetizer, or finger food for a party. Stalls will specialize in this and nothing else. As with noodle stalls that get a reputation, people will drive a long distance just to get to a good dumpling stall. Freshly steamed dumplings still in the steamer These little dumplings are closely related to a Chinese dim-sum dish called siu mai.

Thai Fried Chicken

Thai Fried Chicken

Thailand has long enjoyed its own special style of fried chicken, made with their very own blend of 'secret' herbs and spices. Fried or grilled chicken is found throughout the kingdom with regional variations. For me, fried chicken always makes me think of the beach. Just about any stretch of beach in Thailand that is well visited will have a string of shacks selling fried or barbecued chicken, along with som tam and sticky rice.