Tried and Tested Recipes by Jaja

 

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Dorayaki

Dorayaki

Do you know this food? When I was in elementary school, I liked to watch cartoon series called Doraemon (ドラえもん). They were aired at well-known local TV channel every weekend, so most people in my generation should know this cartoon. The story revolves around a […]

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Bananas are one of those fruits that always lingering around my kitchen. They are great for filling the stomach especially when I do not have time in the morning. But we know that bananas are sold in bunches not soon after, they start getting covered […]

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 […]

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

More than a few of my friends have been starting to adopt plant-based diet (vegan) in their lifestyles lately. I have to admit that I was skeptical if vegan recipes can taste good or even better than non-vegan recipes. Therefor, I have been feeling inspired […]

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

My friend made these tasty onion rings during our gathering and they were easily devoured in no time. I absolutely did not want to miss the recipe, so I asked her for the recipe. Here it is, a recipe for perfectly golden light crispy onion […]

Candied Roselle

Candied Roselle

My mom often bought candied roselle when I was little. I still remember that it used to be one of our favorite sweets during that time. These maroon fruit gradually became scarce here and the candied roselle we frequently bought also could not be found […]

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

I have never been one to go crazy over brownies because I found them too sweet or chocolaty to my liking. So, I wanted to try something different this time by incorporating my favorite matcha into the classic baked treats. Adding matcha powder seriously took […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Last month, I was responsible for planning what food would be served for an office mate’s farewell party. Chips and dip seemed like the perfect way to kick off a party. There was nothing like the delicious classic combination of tortilla chips and salsa. There […]

Greek Yogurt Guacamole

Greek Yogurt Guacamole

Are you looking for a great appetizer for a party? The combination of tortilla chips with guacamole dip seems like a great solution kick off your party. To make it more creamy and richer, I decided to add Greek yogurt in my guacamole. If you […]

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

We have grown familiar with kimchi’s strong taste with the rise in popularity of Korean food over recent years. Kimchi played a huge part in Korean cuisine as it is used at almost every meal either as an appetizer, a side dish, or an ingredient […]

Dakgangjeong

Dakgangjeong

You know the feeling when watching your favorite TV cooking show and cannot stop drooling over the food. As a result, this dakgangjeong recipe was inspired by binge watching a South Korean reality variety show called Youn’s Restaurant. In its season 2, they opened a small Korean […]

Seaweed Rice Balls

Seaweed Rice Balls

We all know that you cannot help but feel hungry while watching the amazingly delicious food they eat in K-dramas. If you are an avid K-drama watcher, you have most likely been familiar with these Seaweed Rice Balls. Rice is usually served warm in a metallic […]