According to lore, the name pempek refers to the old Chinese man who first produced these fish and tapioca cakes from Palembang in South Sumatra. Now a Palembang specialty, pempek or empek-empek comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The most famed, kapal selam, literally submarine, contains a chicken egg and is rumored to be the most nutritious form of the spongy dough balls, which are sprinkled with shrimp powder and served withcuka, a dark dipping sauce made from vinegar, chili and sugar.
As a food, however, it is one of Indonesia’s best-known dishes, essentially a vegetable salad bathed in the country’s classic peanut sauce.
At its base are boiled long beans, spinach, potato, corn, egg and bean sprouts coupled with cucumber, tofu and tempe.
Sago congee, the staple food of Eastern Indonesia.
Speechless about this one. Oxtail combined with soup variation which is a popular dish in Indonesia where it is called as sop buntut.
Rolls Tapioca Dessert or Cenil in Indonesian is very delicious dessert recipe for the day or in the evening after diner. It’s a warm welcome anytime. The sweet taste together with the seasoned grated coconut brings the taste more livelily. It's also very suitable for the children by making them with a few colors. They would love it.
Fish, meat, tofu, oncom, anchovy, mushroom or any other ingredients cooked inside a banana-leaf package.
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.
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.
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.
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.