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Getuk Lindri: Indonesian Cassava Cake

Getuk Lindri is ground cassava with grated coconut and it’s really one of the old and authentic Indonesian desserts. You can mostly find them in the villages or on the market. The daily morning market usually sold original Indonesian desserts and cakes. They are usually cheaper than the big desserts shop and they are really delicious.

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Nastar is a small cookies filled with pineapple jam, delightful snap through the day. If you have small amount guests in house, this is certainly one the best choice to serve. It looks pretty and innocent, hiding the great amount of calorie. Yes, these cookies consist of a lot of calorie, especially if you use cream butter, which makes this snap more delicious.

Coconut cake or we better said wingko babat in Indonesian. It is an original old Javanese dessert, but until now it is still a favorite cake by many Indonesian people. It has a great taste of vanilla and coconut together; it makes the cake very yummy. Try this unique coconut cake. Delicious in simplicity.

Pastry parcels stuffed with meat or Pangsit is a small crispy Indonesian snack with some meat loaf inside. It is one of the easiest snacks to make.

Maybe you have tried these kroket kentang (Indonesian potato croquettes) on a pasar malam, or at a food stall somewhere in Indonesia. Now you can try these at home.

Green cake is soft and delicious cake. This cake is especially attractive for the children because of the color. You can add the green coloring in different intensity. The coloring in the cake recipe is from pandan extract which means that this kind of coloring give more tasteful cake. You can smell the heavenly fragrance of pandan. It’s really invited you to make and taste some more.

Perhaps Padang’s most famed curry, rendang is not an everyday food since it takes time and skill to make. Its secret is in the gravy, which wraps around the beef for hours until, ideally, it’s splendidly tender.

A dried version, which can be kept for months (like jerky) is reserved for honored guests and important celebrations.

Indonesian Cup cakes or better known as Kue mangkok in Indonesian is the simplest authentic Indonesian dessert. It is delicious and it is not very difficult to make. You will need lots of cups to make this cake. You can use porcelain cups that you can obtain at the Chinese supermarket or aluminum cups, that’s ok. The grated coconut and vanilla taste play the most important part of the taste. As you have already known, coconut cake is always a warm welcome for your stomach. Especially if they are still warm, it’s just so yummy.

Fish, meat, tofu, oncom, anchovy, mushroom or any other ingredients cooked inside a banana-leaf package.

There is a lot of variation that you can make. You can use chicken or shrimp or even without meat. But one thing for sure is that in this snack is bamboo shoot always present. Bamboo Shoots are the key of all kind Indonesian lumpia. You can’t leave it.

Sago congee, the staple food of Eastern Indonesia.

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