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Crispy Oyster Mushroom with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce

Crispy Oyster Mushroom with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce

The crispy oyster mushroom was my favourite snack when I was in college. That time crispy oyster mushroom is a cheap street food in Bandung, West Java. A bite-size crispy mushroom dredge with chilli powder sold in a paper bag. You can easily find it sell in a cart around Pasar Baru or another touristic area and enjoy it as a snack to go. Inspired by the street food mushroom, I made my crispy mushroom in a bigger shape and serve it with creamy salted egg yolk sauce. Continue Reading

Dairy Foods Rice & Noodles

Za’atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

Za'atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

I’m trying to be more productive this year, spending more time in the kitchen cooking and developing new recipes.  Just like last year, this year I also joining Epicurious Cook90 cooking challenge. Today is the third week of the cooking challenge and so far I managed to cook my meal every day. To make the daily cooking easy I need to be creative and make a different meal with the leftover. Like this za’atar and goat cheese couscous fritters, I made this with my leftover dinner. Continue Reading


Arugula Pakora with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Arugula Pakoras

I bought a big batch arugula last week. I’ve made a salad, add it to sandwich and made stir fry arugula, but I still have some arugula sitting in my fridge. So I decided to make arugula pakora for an afternoon snack. I know deep fried vegetable is not the healthiest meal but I think it the easiest way to cook a big batch leftover vegetables. Besides that who can resist a plate of warm vegetable fritters? Continue Reading


Golden Couscous with Crispy Onion and Fried Egg

Golden Couscous

Super simple and tasty golden couscous with crispy onion, perfect tasty mid-week meal. The couscous is lightly spiced with turmeric and cinnamon powder, then mix through with tomato, chillies and cilantro; Light and fresh, almost like a salad. Serve it for dinner with fish or grilled lamb, or with grilled aubergine for vegetarian dishes.  Continue Reading

Foods Recipe

Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

It still monsoon season in Jakarta but the weather is super hot. I don’t feel like to cook so today I just make this simple tomato salad with goat cheese. I like to eat this salad as a main dish with grilled bread, but this salad also fantastic as a side dish for grilled sausage, roast beef or seafood.  Continue Reading

Dessert Foods Recipe

Brown Butter and Rose Tea Kue Cubit

Kue Cubit (literally means pinch cake) is a popular street food in Indonesia. Usually, kue cubit is sell in food peddlers near the school. Traditionally they come in a plain vanilla flavour with chocolate sprinkles on top. In recent years these cakes become more popular and come in new flavour variations such as matcha, red velvet or chocolate Continue Reading