Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay)


Indonesian Chicken Satay has a distinct different with Thai or Malaysian satay. Malaysian and Thai peanut sauce are a bit spicy. While Indonesian’s peanut sauce is sweet. We add kecap manis (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce) to the peanut sauce and a squeeze of lime, beautiful combination! For those who like it hot, you can add sambal (chili paste) condiment.

While the recipe looks long, don’t hesitate to try. It’s just I typed down all tips and details to make a perfect satay!

In Jakarta, you will find satay street stalls or satay sellers walk through the neighborhood in the evening…. ahhh such a fond memory of my childhood…. Continue reading Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay)

Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)


Indonesia shares fried rice dish with most of Asian countries. Each country in fact, each Indonesian’s kitchen makes her own variation of Nasi Goreng.

In my kitchen I usually make Nasi Goreng in Javanese style, tek tek (street vendor fried rice) style, Chinese style, Japanese style, hotel style, the list will go on. Continue reading Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)

Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Glutagon Classic Flapjacks Pancake Mix

Following  the instant pancake with strawberry compote that I posted for Sunday easy breakfast, a friend and a loyal reader  suggested another instant pancake mix.

Her son is allergic to wheat, gluten and diary. With the inspiration of the instant pancake with strawberry compote she found an alternative pancake/flapjacks mix so her son can also enjoy  pancake on easy Sunday morning 🙂 Continue reading Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Foods that May Contain Haram Ingredients

So,  have you ever in a situation when you are at:

    • a work function; or
    • in a colleague wedding; or
    •  in a holiday that there’s no halaal restaurants at least 50 kms away? or
    • [ fill in the blank with your non-halaal experience…:-) ]        

Then you will need to read this list of  final food products that you  need to:

  • be aware of the ingredients and inquire the waiter if they use substituted ingredients ;
  • or rather avoid it at all.

Continue reading Foods that May Contain Haram Ingredients

Nuri Sushi Factory

Crunch Munch Platter

Nuri Sushi Factory is not your traditional Japanese sushi. It’s a sushi with an African twist. I personally don’t like eating raw fish. But I like sushi. Huh? yup, I would go for prawn or avo or bean curd, etc, but not raw fish. So I’ve found my comfort zone at Nuri’s as they have plenty choices of filling such as tempura tuna, tempura prawn, tempura salmon, biltong.  So it’s perfect for those who’d like to try sushi for the first time. Continue reading Nuri Sushi Factory

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