Kiss Me Coco

Close your eyes and smell the roses! Another scent comes into play, which is that of coconut. We present our tropical delight: Coconut Ice Cream with Rose Syrup. Use a melon ball scooper for about 5 vanilla ice cream balls per serving. Roll them in a bed of grated coconut and put them in a classic…

Satay Pisang Goreng

Today, in our Nouvelle Indo Cuisine series we have: Satay (sate) Pisang Goreng. When we hear satay, it makes us think of the skewered meat treat, usually marinated pieces of pork, lamb or chicken barbecued to a nice crispy edge and topped with peanut sauce or ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce). An out-of-the-box approach is the Satay…

Kelepon

These delicious little balls are a traditional sweet snack from Java, Indonesia. Don’t be fooled by their innocent look, as these little spheres of delight, made of rice flour with grated coconut, contain a well concealed surprise. I call them little culinary time bombs, that will explode in your mouth as soon as you take a bite in…

10 Favorite Indo Dutch Comfort Foods

When we want to feel good we often cook food that brings us comfort and joy. We happily share it with family and friends to give us that instant connection and a sense of belonging. The unique Indo Dutch cuisine brings the best of two cultures (Indonesian and Dutch) together in a fusion cooking style that originated…

Buyersguide – Toko To Go To

Toko is the generic Indonesian word for store or shop. In the Netherlands it is known as a specialty grocery store selling mainly Asian food products of which the owners are generally Indo-European, native Indonesian, Surinamese, Chinese or Vietnamese. Sourcing Indonesian grocery’s at Dutch and Asian specialty stores in the USA is still quite challenging but…

Gado Gado Wraps

Gado Gado has its roots in Indonesia, but this meal is popular in many different Asian countries who have their own version. It is renowned worldwide for its nutritious and tasty composition of blanched vegetables and spiced peanut dressing. Usually, Gado Gado is served on a platter with a cup of peanut dressing in the center…

To Boldly cook…

…what no one has cooked before. That motto is embraced by those eager to explore unknown territory in the culinary universe. When it comes to Indo Dutch cooking, America is at the dawn of a whole new discovery. You may have heard the proverb “unknown is unloved!” That may apply to some, but if you are…

Stroopwafel Hack

Indo Dutch cooking is all about creativity and innovation. The new word Food Hack comes to mind when it comes to finding ways to get close to the food you like to emulate but don’t have at home. What to do if you just ate the last Cookie Disk filled with scrumptious caramel? So, we…

Chili Con Nasi No Carne

The popular chili con carne with an Indo twist has a vegan sister and it’s called Chili Con Nasi – instead of meat we eat this spicy bean dish only with vegetables and steamed rice. I also serve krupuk udang (shrimp crackers) and atjar tamper (mixed pickles) with it.