Indonesian Recipes

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Erin's Indonesian Chicken

Rating: 4.35 stars
This is an all time favorite that has lasted me from grade school through adulthood. I've served it to just about everyone I know and have received nothing but rave reviews!

Indonesian Pork Satay

Rating: 4.71 stars
Serve with dipping sauce on the side. Chicken, beef, or lamb can also be used instead of pork.

Mie Goreng - Indonesian Fried Noodles

Rating: 4.45 stars
This tasty noodle dish is the same one my mom used to make for me when I was growing up. It's definitely comfort food. You can alter it with adding your favorite meats and veggies.

Kecap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce)

Rating: 4.29 stars
I got this recipe while in Indonesia. Some ingredients may be substituted.

Pisang Goreng (Indonesian Banana Fritters)

Rating: 4.13 stars
The most popular Indonesian snacks in my version. Serve it hot and make extra. With this recipe, you always want more!

Indonesian Spiced Rice

Rating: 4.55 stars
This colorful spicy side dish goes perfect with kabobs, especially with cherry tomatoes; the color combo is most appealing. Lamb is a good accompaniment.

Chicken Broccoli Ca - Unieng's Style

Rating: 4.33 stars
An Indonesian-Chinese stir-fry meal. All that you want in a meal. Delicious, fast, healthy, low calorie, and impressive. Serve it hot over white rice.
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Indonesian Satay

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is an original Indonesian satay. I send it from a long way. Hope all over the world, readers can enjoy it.

Prawn Nasi Goreng

Rating: 4.48 stars
A tasty Indonesian dish combining stir-fried vegetables, prawns, and rice to create a delicious treat in a flavorful sauce!

How to Make Beef Satay

Rating: 4.81 stars
With grilling season still in full swing, you can never have enough new and exciting ways to enjoy beef. This is the main course-size version of a fabulous Thai appetizer, strips of beef marinated in Asian spices, skewered, and grilled for a truly amazing combination of flavors. I think you should try this very soon.

Ayam Penyet Pedas (Indonesian Spicy Penyet Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars
Ayam Penyet (Penyet Chicken) is an incredibly spicy Indonesian dish that will make your tongue feel like burning... you will need to go to a special Asian grocery store to get some of the ingredients.

Chef John's Beef Rendang

Rating: 4.65 stars
The sauce in this amazing Indonesian curry might be invisible, but you'll know it's there. As it reduces, the water evaporates, leaving behind the fat and flavor that make this dish so unique and addictive. Originally, cooking meat this way helped preserve it in hot and humid Indonesia. Turns out, people continued making it long after refrigeration came around. Serve with steamed rice, garnished with cilantro and lime if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Tomato Chicken (Ayam Masak Merah)
Rating: Unrated
This is a Malay/Indonesian dish which is spicy and sweet at the same time. Recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, and although it doesn't quite taste the same as the way she makes it, my husband loves it!
Indonesian Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce (Satay Ayam)
Rating: Unrated
I'm Indonesian but I live in Spain. I'd like to share with you my recipe of satay ayam. It has helped me a lot to overcome my homesickness. I hope this dish will be one of your favorite Asian dishes. You will not be able to resist the sweet and salty taste of the peanut sauce!

Cap Cai

Rating: 4.21 stars

This is a yummy Chinese-Indonesian vegetable dish that you'll find in restaurants all over Jakarta. It's a great pescetarian dish, too. We usually serve it with brown rice and a fried tofu. You can leave out the prawns and the taste is still great, or even substitute for chicken.