Asian Food and Cookery

Asian Food and Cookery



Ice TelerIce Teler – Indonesian Beverage

Ice teler is a favorite bev­er­age in Indone­sia almost sold in every stall on side­walk, sim­ple and quick to make and here is the recipe.





  • 1 Avo­cado, spooned out its meat.
  • 1 young coconut, spooned out its meat
  • 5 jack­fruit fruit, sliced in small pieces
  • 10 grams can­died kolang kaling (or attap fruit), sliced long
  • 600 ml of milk
  • 125 g sugar
  • 2 pieces of pan­dan leaves
  • 6 tbsp coco­pan­dan syrup
  • 5 tbsp con­densed milk
  • Shaved ice as necessary


  1. Boil coconut milk, sugar and pan­dan leaves. stir and lift
  2. Pre­pare a bowl, enter the avo­cado young coconut, jack­fruit, coconut milk and Kolang kaling
  3. Add shaved Ice coco­pan­dan syrup and sweet­ened con­densed milk .
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I used to order this dark, sticky, sweet and spicy chicken at this restaurant that went out of business and I have tried many restaurants and they don’t make it or know what I am talking about. I don’t know it’s real name or how to spell it but it sounds like: iamketsup.

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Indonesian Cuisine by Liz Canham

Indonesia is a string of islands situated south of Malaysia in the Indian Ocean. The predominant religion is Islam which forbids the eating of pork and the drinking of alcohol. The exception is the island of Bali which is mainly Hindu and in turn, excludes beef from the diet, although a local rice liquor called brem is drunk readily.

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Chart a country’s cuisine and you can chart its history.

Nowhere is this more true than in Indonesia, the fifth largest country in the world, an archipelago consisting of 18,000 islands, spanning one-eighth of the globe and occupied by 250 ethnic groups. Here tremendous ethnic diversity coupled with wave upon wave of cultural influence adds up to a world of pleasure for the culinary adventurer.


Indonesia’s indigenous techniques and ingredients merge with influences from India, the Middle East, China and Europe. And then there are the New World products brought by Spanish and Portuguese traders long before the Dutch colonized the islands.

Aficionados can only skim the surface unless we travel Indonesia itself. Most restaurants abroad and English-language cookbooks focus on the foods of Java and Sumatra with tastes of tourist-haven Bali.… Continue reading


Indonesian Chicken Curry Platter by Bites of Asia

A lovely chicken curry and so simple to cook.

Yield:6 servings


3 lb fryer, cut up
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup currants or raisins

3 tbsp Mango Chutney
2 tbsp Hot Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground red pepper
4 med sweet potatoes
1 tbsp cold water
2 tsp cornstarch
11 oz can mandarin oranges
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds

Peel and slice sweet potatoes crosswise into 1 inch thick pieces. Brown chicken in oil on all sides, drain, return to skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Mix orange juice, currants, chutney, curry powder, ground cinnamon and red pepper in a bowl.… Continue reading


Indonesian Peanut Chicken by Bites Of Asia

A wonderful lightly spicy recipe for chicken.

Indonesian Peanut Chicken

by Bites Of Asia

Yield: 4 servings


4-6 skinnless and boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, minced
1″ ginger root, minced
1 cup shelled, roasted, unsalted peanuts, pulverized in a blender or chopper
1 tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Turmeric (Ground)
Juice of 1 lime
3 chilli peppers, minced
1 cup water
1 large onion, cut into rings
1 tbsp. olive oil


Cut chicken into small cubes. Saute chicken in oil until cooked.

Remove from heat. In a blender, put garlic through water ingredients and set on “liquify.” Blend until smooth. Put mixture in double boiler, cover, and cook until somewhat thickened, at least 20 minutes.… Continue reading


These delicious banana desserts will finish off any meal, particularly an Indonesian one, in real style

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