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Spicy Shredded Fish Manado Style (Pampis Cakalang Pedas)

As my motto goes, I’d give any attempt for being healthy a try. If the attempt to do be healthy can be done in a relatively easy effort with logical reasoning, I am more than up for giving it a go. Such is the case with JJ Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse program. Excerpted from […]

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#Weekly_Canteen Menu for February 5

Hello friends (existing and new)! Thank you so much for your orders last week! I hope you’ve enjoyed your Thursday dinners, as much as I have enjoyed making them. Please see below the menu for this Thursday, February 5th: This week’s menu will feature two very exciting new items for you to sample as below: […]

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Telur Pindang (Indonesian Marbled Eggs)

One of my early memories of my mother’s kitchen is recalling that my mother always puts aside the red onion (bawang merah/shallots) peel in a ‘besek’ (wicker basket) at the corner of the kitchen. When we kids helped her peeling the little tear-jerking little red things, she will call out to us, “Save the peels […]

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Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal)

An easy recipe for making Balinese Shallot + Lemongrass Sambal. Perfect to be eaten together with Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing). Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal) Adapted from “The Food of Bali” Ingredients: 15 shallots, peel and slice finely 7 cloves of garlic, peel and slice finely 10-15 bird’s […]

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Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing)

It is one of those hot Summer days that came way too early and lingered on too long. Ramadan (the Muslim fasting month) has started 5 days ago. With 38C days and the sun torching your skin if you’re out too long, all I want to do it soak in a pool of cold water […]

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Gado-Gado (Indonesian parboiled salad with peanut sauce)

It always surprises me when some friends confessed that they have never eaten Indonesian food. Indonesia is a country with 240 million population. We seem to always gather ourselves around food. We are also spread out literally everywhere, from Japan to Suriname, Australia to Canada. So I foolishly assume that somewhere, somehow, a person would […]

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Mama’s Mie Goreng Special

So, my mother is one of the best cook I know in real life. One of her signature dishes that always gets people coming back for more is this particular fried noodle dish. It is lathered with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), oyster sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, producing a very unique flavor that will […]

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