Menu: Indonesia

Life is moving along at a pretty good clip. I officially have a two year-old. We’re eating Indonesia. My hair is grayer than ever.

Yep, that about sums it up!

I’m really excited about our Indonesian recipes because they cover the gamut, from vegetarian delight to meat lover’s lovely love-fest. There’s something for everyone.

What sounds good to you?

Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad) [recipe]
This is one of the most popular salads in Indonesia. Most versions include young jackfruit, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, green beans, sprouts, tempeh, tofu, and more. Dressed with peanut sauce.

Indonesian Fried Rice with Cow’s Eyes (Nasi Goreng) [recipe]
Despite the title, this recipe is practically vegan. Jasmine rice stir-fried with shallots, garlic, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), and then served with tomato, cucumber and green onion. The finishing touch? Cow’s eyes – a.k.a. fried egg.

Indonesian Beef Satay [recipe]
Beef marinated until tender in kecap manis, onion, garlic, ginger and ground coriander, then skewered and grilled.

Indonesian Peanut Sauce [recipe]
An amazing concoction, seasoned with lime juice, ground coriander, and more. It’ll make you faint.


  1. Brian S. says

    Sounds great! I wish there were something with a rempeh but you already did that for Brunei. And you could always put something like Rendang in Malaysia even though it’s originally from Sumatra.

  2. Nice Menu Sasha:

    It captures a wide variety of dishes and gives a classic main dish that is delicious – I love it at least!

    Good luck – I’m anxiously waiting for your reviews.


  3. Ruby says

    Yep, all very popular Indonesian dishes that have permeated into many countries. Have had
    the Nasi Goreng several, several times, like someone would have a burger here.

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