Being missed lots of idfb challenge recently, now i said to myself not to miss again this time. With a wok, knife and a good will (feel like i want to make war in the kitchen, lol) i browse some information about peranakan culinary. It’s quite difficult to find out the list of the food, but basically it’s about food that would be acculturation between chinese and indonesian culture. Because when you said peranakan, people would think about chinese people that married to indonesian than people would call their kids peranakan. They usually maintained their culture partially despite their native language gradually disappearing a few generations after settlement. Peranakan or Nonya cuisine combines chinese and other influences into a unique blend.The result of blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices and cooking techniques used by the Indonesian community. This gives rise to Peranakan interpretations of Indonesian food that is similarly tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal. And because of the acculturation itself, they change some ingredients like arak or something that moslem couldn’t use with something else that is halal.
For other reference about peranakan cuisine, just go here.
Me and my family love going to chinese restaurant, sapo tahu is one of our favorite food. It’s actually kind of simple but powerful food for me. So this time i cooked sapo tahu which i know as one of peranakan cuisine.
Here is the recipe :
Enjoy the food…..
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Rawon or Nasi Rawon/Rawon Rice (when served with rice) is a strong rich tasting traditional Indonesian beef black soup. It uses black nuts/keluak (Pangeum edule, fruits of kepayang tree) as the main spice which gives the strong nutty flavor and dark color to the soup. wikipedia
Rawon originally comes from Jawa Timur, one of province in Indonesia. My ancestor are from Jawa Timur that;s why i know this kind of food but unfortunatelly i never made it from scratch. Even though my mom always made this kind of soup at home and people love my mom’s rawon but i never care about the recipe until i live abroad, far from my hometown. Since I live in Perth 3 years ago, i started to realize how important to preserve my traditional food, besides i love indonesian food too much…lol. So now, let’s just try made rawon from the scratch. This time i tried recipe from mba Rachmah blog.
Telur pindang usually eat with gudeg or warm rice only. You could also make it as your breakfast menu. How to make telur pindang? it’s so easy, if you don’t have shallot or onion skin, you could just use tea bag as the subtitute. Here is the recipe, let’s just try it out.
600 ml water
3 bay leaves
1 cm galangal
1 tbs salt
2 tsp sugar
8-10 shallot /onion skin
Steam eggs. Set aside and let it cool.
Cracked the skin using back of knife. Be careful when you cracked the eggs, don’t hit to hard to make beautiful pattern on it.
Boil water in a pan, put all the ingredients and cook for about 30 minutes with medium heat. Or until the eggs becoming darker.