Tag: Pandan

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…

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 for 30 days during the Ramadan. This time is actually the best time to taste some Indonesian traditional foods and snacks. Only in Ramadan, we can see pop-up street food stalls during afternoon selling seasonal takjil (light iftar snacks that are served for breaking the fast) and traditional snacks. Biji Salak is actually a popular traditional takjil dessert you can easily find and my must-eat food only during Ramadan, may be because I grow up with it. Continue reading Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)