Pandan Coconut Ice Cream

Pandan Coconut Ice Cream

With hot weather all year around in Indonesia, it is not surprising that my freezer is always stocked with pints of ice cream. The perfect way to enjoy my sweet frozen treats home is by churning up my own ice cream. By doing so, you…

Pandan Extract

Pandan Extract

Indonesia sure has a comprehensive list of recipes for delicious desserts. Many of the sweets are produced with abundant tropical produce such as coconuts and rice flour. We also love to use pandan as ubiquitous vanilla in the Western desserts to enhance baked goods and…

Crispy Dory Fillets with Sambal Matah

Crispy Dory Fillets with Sambal Matah

I made this Crispy Dory Fillets with Sambal Matah using the Sambal Matah recipe I previously posted. The dish is actually very easy and one of the most popular ways to serve with the condiment. Originally from Bali, sambal matah can be translated as “raw…

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Sambal)

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Sambal)

Sambal is essentially one thing Indonesians can not live without, including me. It is basically a condiment in chili sauce or paste form and made from a mixture of chili peppers with other seasonings and spices. The unique combination of spiciness and umami in sambal…

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

This month is the holy month of Ramadan. In Indonesia, the country with the world’s largest Muslim population in the world, Muslims typically wake up before dawn to eat a suhoor meal, fast through the day, and nourish throughout the day during the iftar, or evening meal…