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Resep Babat Gongso Pedas / Indonesian Spicy stir fry beef tripe

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.


Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey.


Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colourful cuisines in the world, full of intense flavour. It is diverse, in part because Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands of the total 18,000 in the world's largest archipelago, with more than 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia their home. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences. Indonesia has around 5,350 traditional recipes, with 30 of them considered the most important. Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences.

Babat or tripe is also mostly used in Soto babat (see my recipe here) in Indonesian cuisine. This Babat Gongso is not as popular as Rendang (meat cooked in coconut milk) or nasi goreng (fried rice) or even Bakso (Indonesian meatball with soup), but it's significantly known especially in Semarang and Solo city middle Java called Nasi babat.
Make about 5 shares
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Pastel goreng yang renyah (Indonesian style vegetables filled crunchy pastry)

Still with Indonesian (kue) snack "parade" (^,^)
My today post now Pastel Goreng. Pastel is also part of traditional Indonesian snack which influenced by European cuisine. Pastel literally mean pastry and goreng is Fried in Indonesian language. So it is crunchy fried pastry, traditionally filled with vegetables e.g carrots, potatoes, green bean, onion and we put hard boiled egg (slice) in the middle. 
Now days, many filling variant such as rice noodle, etc.. but I prefer traditional one.
It served and eaten with fresh birdeye chilly or some region serve with pickles.

Frankly speaking I wouldn't make this snack when I was in my homeland... Many Kue seller with various and mouthwatering of Indonesian traditional snack along alley or streets. Start from street stall until big famous bakery shop.... Oooh how I miss my homeland now...
 And for you who want to experience this kue Pastel goreng, you can try it in your kitchen...

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Resep Grontol Jagung (boiled corn with savory coconut)

Resep dalam bhs Indonesia ada dibagian bawah
Talking about traditional snack (Jajan pasar=Indonesian) is like open my childhood memory. I grew up with these foods like many other people in my age - maybe older. I don't know about kids in Indonesia now..are they still eating this "grontol jagung" or not since as far as I know (when I was in holiday to my homeland recently), very rare this food seller on street/ alleys. And parents.. maybe too busy to make this at home.

I remember there was one "grontol jagung" seller in front of my (elementary) school around year 198something. And I always bought at the morning before I entered my school yard to buy this for my breakfast cause I hardly ever got one in my house-sadly to say :(  
Yes this meal is really can make you full! so it's also something more for breakfast than a snack.

It is really easy but need patience to make it. For you Indonesian fellow (who born at 197something or older) who miss this food and want to make it at home..here my late grandma used to make long time ago as I remember...

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Peach Upside Down Cake

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah


Selam Everybody..Merhaba from Turkey....

I like fruity cake especially upside down cake because it's so moist of cake yet so deliciously fresh from fruits. The fruit gives nice caramelized fragrant and taste that make this cake so great companion for tea/ coffee time.

My post today is Peach upside down cake. I use recipe from Midwestliving.com and I like it. My family love it too especially served with Turkish milk cream call Kaymak..hmmm..even more Yum! 😊(^,^)

The original recipe using American conversion, but here I also include my metric conversion.

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Dadar Gulung Unti Pandan (Indonesian style roll pancake with Coconut pandan filling)

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkey

My today post is another Indonesian traditional snack (Jajan pasa (kue)). If you are my regular readers you must notice that lately I post many Indonesian snack. Yes.. those posts to enliven "concurrently post" with theme #30daysindonesiantraditionalsnack on "Your Kitchen My Kitchen" group in FB.  So during this April member may post anything with that theme.

Jajan Pasar (kue) is Indonesian bite-sized snack or dessert food. Kue is a fairly broad term in Indonesian to describe a wide variety of snacks; cakes, cookies, fritters, pies, scones, and patisserie. Kue are popular snacks in Indonesia, which has the largest variety of kue.

Ingredients for filling:
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Orange Macarons with orange curd & Cream Cheese Filling

Assalamu'alaikum ....
Merhaba from Turkiye my friends...

I thought orange season already over this April until last Wednesday I met them in my neighborhood bazar, of course the price slightly higher than usual. But who cares.. I love Orange..hehehhee.. So I bought only 2 kg for 6 turkish lira.

My Kid loves yogurt with fruit flavor so I already have an idea for it. Summer already knock the door and I'm thinking to make orange frozen yogurt later for my family dessert. It's okay, I will freeze them for it. Yes.... I love orange. We like to drink orange juice-fresh one (^,^). And since lately I just start my "macarons adventure" ... I'm thinking, why don't I make orange macarons also? It will be very refreshing and I'm sure my family will love it too... (^,^)


For the filling for this orange macarons I choose cream cheese filling with orange curd in the middle. But really you can go ahead with another filling as you like. 

This time I didn't have any left over egg white, so I use fresh (not aged) egg white. I know..some people said macarons should make from aged (stay over night) egg white. But for me I don't have any problem using new egg white-as long as your egg white is in room temperature. 

Tips: If you-in case- forget to take out your egg from fridge. Do like I usually did. Put your egg white over shimmering water for few minute while whisking it. Always check with your finger tip if your egg white already reach room temperature, remove from heat and continue whisking as procedure. 
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Onde-Onde Isi Kacang hijau / Indonesian style glutinous dumpling balls

Onde Onde is one of Indonesian traditional snack or Jajan pasar (kue). Jajan Pasar (kue) is Indonesian bite-sized snack or dessert food. Kue is a fairly broad term in Indonesian to describe a wide variety of snacks; cakes, cookies, fritters, pies, scones, and patisserie. Kue are popular snacks in Indonesia, which has the largest variety of kue.

Indonesian kue are usually categorized according to its moisture. Roughly divided under two groups, kue basah (lit: "wet kue") and kue kering (lit: "dry kue"). In fact, the word kue in Indonesian language is used to refer to not only these kinds of traditional snack, but also all types of cake and some types of pastries. Most kue kering are technically pastries and many Western cakes can be considered as kue basah.


This Onde onde is one of kue basah category in Jajan pasar's variety. Make from Glutinous rice flour (black or white) covered by sesame seed with (traditionally) filled with mung bean (kacang hijau). Some  modern onde onde already modified with various filling such as chocolate, cheese, red bean, etc.
And my today's post is traditional Onde onde with mung bean filling. I used mix sesame seed for a little variation. Here I write my recipe base on "tabloid Nova" ... Have a try..and taste the real Indonesian jajan pasar in your kitchen (^,^)

Make about 15 dumpling balls.

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Çiğer Kebabı (Turkish Liver Kebab) With Onion salad

I don't know about you, but we like eating offal once in a while. Offal, especially tongue have differently delicious taste and texture. And when you cook them right you will get best meal of it  (^,^)

In Turkish cuisines there some dish using offal as main ingredients and become favorite mostly as street food like Kokoreç, çiğer tava or this çiğer Kebabı. Or you can try Iskembe (tripe) soup recipe here.
And my today post is Çiğer Kebabı (Liver Kebab). Çiğer Kebabı widely known here comes from Diyarbakır area in east Turkey. Once I ate this Çiğer Kebabı in Bursa at one street vendor around Bursa Grand bazaar (Kapalı Çarsı). 

For you who want to try this Çiğer Kebabı at home, here I write my recipe which given by the seller --I always ask "shamelessly" to every food seller I met ... 😤 hehehehehe. 
And maybe because I am a foreigner here, mostly they don't mind at all to tell their ingredients-- It's beyond my knowledge if they somewhat hide one or two their secret ingredients-- But at least what I make at home has same taste as they do (^,^)

Ingredients:
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#jajanpasar Gemblong ( Indonesian Glutinous rice cake coated with palm sugar)

Gemblong.. sound funny in your ear right? (^,^). It's one of the traditional Indonesian snacks (Jajan Pasar). You can get it at a traditional market or peddler in each alley in Indonesia, particularly in Java. This snack made from glutinous rice flour mixed with fresh grated coconut and coconut milk, then fried and coated with palm sugar.

I remember this snack (jajan pasar) is one of regular one among many other traditional snack I had every morning accompanied my morning tea for breakfast. Yes.. some people eat nasi goreng or nasi uduk for breakfast sometimes, but I need something lighter than rice for my breakfast, so sometimes I just have some various jajan pasar.
If you are in Indonesia, you don't have to make some effort to make this at home. But for you who can not find this snack around you, here I write this gemblong recipe for you to try.
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Ketan Hitam tabur kelapa / Indonesian steamed Black glutinous rice with palm sugar syrup

This is my breakfast this morning, Steamed black glutinous rice with slightly savory shredded coconut then flush with palm sugar syrup. This type of food is generally can be found at morning time in Indonesian "kampoong" /alleys. But sometimes people eat it as snack at their tea time.


Serve about 4 shares.

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Homemade Pizza with mix topping

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkey...

It's one late post from my kitchen's note. Actually I made this homemade pizza yesterday, one slightly cloudy, rain and cold early spring day.
This is request from my husband since he likes pizza so much--any kind of pizza. Mostly I made Turkish style pizza calls pide with variant topping (or even filling)... Pide is the most favorite meal here beside Köfte (Turkish style meatball) and become big part of Turkish cuisines. You can check my Pide/ Pizza recipe on "PIZZA" category.
Make one square pan (25 x 35 cm) plus one round pan 18 cm
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Bolu Kukus Mekar jeruk sunkist (Indonesian Orange steamed cupcake)

Resep dalam bahasa Indonesia ada dibagian bawah


Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Turkey.

We call it "Bolu Kukus Mekar" in Indonesian language. Bolu means cake, Kukus= Steamed and Mekar is blooming (like a flower). This is also one of Indonesian traditional snack that been exist from long time ago.
I remember my late grandmother made this so often for us, me and my siblings and aunties (we lived together at same house at that time). We love bolu kukus so much.
Then after my grandmother past away, my aunties usually made it for special occasion or just for tea time.

Old recipe mostly required local (Indonesian) soda drink in the ingredients. But when I tried to make it here with local soda water/ drink, I never make it correctly. The "blooming" couldn't appear nicely like my grandmother/ aunties made. So I start to find a way how to make that "blooming" effect appear. One time I browsed over internet and find another Asian dessert similar with this cake calls "huat kuih". That cake has blooming appearance like our bolu, steamed also, but totally different recipe, no emulsifier require. So I made that Huat kuih once ( I will post them later).. the texture and taste different from our bolu kukus mekar which I'm  looking for. But I wonder how that Huat Kuih can have "blooming effect".. Maybe it use self raising flour plus baking powder in it. 

So I dare my self to make this Bolu Kukus Mekar without soda water/drink. And since I have still some Oranges I want to make new variant also for this Bolu Kukus Mekar. This bolu taste is very nice, light and fluffy with strong orange and taste and flavor, so it's not just having orange color in it. And with chocolate strip adding more delish twist for this beautiful snack/ dessert. Try it..and tell me what you think.

For you who want to try this traditional Indonesian Bolu Kukus Mekar..below I write my recipe for you...
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Wingko babat recipe / Indonesian Coconut base small pancake

Resep dalam bhs Indonesia ada dibagian bawah

This snack remind me back at once upon a time in Jawa Island... long time ago... Ooohh..where should I start... I have many memories blues my mind with this snack... Really... even when I start writing this post, my eyes already tears...I don't exaggerate it...maybe I just miss my homeland and my late father..

Back loongg time ago when I was a kid, my late father brought me,my smaller sister and big brother to his homeland, Tuban town. It's small town in border of East Java and middle Java. 
A small town with very big fishes from the sea--at least that was on my mind when I was a kid. 
Because once my father took me to town's harbor to saw some fisherman with their bamboo fishing rod. They pulled one giant fish--bigger than me at that time from the sea! and I was so scary that time.
Then my father took me home again and bought me Wingko Babat from wingko seller at province's roadside, that seller was a boy, older than me I thought. 
Can you believe how strong our childhood memory is? Even I remember every detail that time. Since that bite, I was instantly love that snack.
Pict I took from Google
And when I was living in Jakarta, far away from my family in Surabaya and anytime I miss my mom and families I should take 12 to 15 hours train from Jakarta to Surabaya. And every times train stopped at each town's station, there were always many Wingko Babat seller came into our train wagon together with many other seller offered what they sold. 
And usually I bought Wingko Babat for my family at home. This "ritual" unexpectedly now became valuable thing to remember. 

One time I really want to take my husband and kid to travel by train as I did long time ago before I marry him, and feel what I lived before.


Wingko Babat is one of Indonesian old traditional snack (jajan Pasar) which may already exist decades ago together with other some traditional snack/ food. Made from grated coconut and glutinous rice flour as main ingredient. Wingko is very famous on the northern coast of the island of Java. This cake is often sold at train stations, bus stations or also in pastry/ snack shops. In Java, Wingko also often become "snack souvenirs" for the family, which makes this snack famous for nostalgic snack.
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Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken and potato

Hello world..! Merhaba Turkey.. Welcome April..!
Blackout in Turkey yesterday, Tuesday, 31 March 2015, because electric cut out for almost one day in almost all Turkey provinces (79 from 81 provinces). I'm living in Bursa, the electric cut about 8 AM until 5 PM... then again at 7.30 PM to around 8.30 PM.
My husband called from is office that whole Turkey has blackout so he couldn't work and would go home early.

At first, Some rumors said about cyberattack at TEİAŞ (Turkish Electricity Production Company). But according to news on local televisions, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said all possible causes of the outage were being investigated and sabotage was not being ruled out, but said trouble with transmission lines was the most likely reason for the problem

Imagine a country without an electric... chaos everywhere... traffic light off, all metro , tramway and high speed train service stop and cancel. Police officers were deployed to manage traffic at major junctions where traffic signals were disrupted. Firefighters were also called to rescue people stuck in elevators. 

Those chaos were outside of my house... meanwhile me, husband and kid stayed did nothing but played ball inside house with our kid. No baking activity for me (^,^).. We just made simple dinner until electric brought a big smile again in our face....
I never imagine in older time before electricity being invested by Thomas Alva Edison.... What people did to their live? (^,^)
Well...that was yesterday chaos in Turkey..
Today everything back to normal again... Alhamdulillah... and I can notice that my kid didn't affected by unavailable of TV or youtube kids video from our computer at home... So I happily I can say she doesn't addicted by TV or video or any gadget.

And for today's dinner I made this smoke paprika roasted chicken, I complete it also with roasted potato. You can use sweet potato too if you like. 
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