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Pepes Ikan (Steamed Marinated Fish in Banana Leaf)

Pepes is an Indonesian cooking technique that uses banana leaves to wrap various ingredients (spices with fish, meat, or tofu), which is then steamed or grilled on charcoal.  This method allows the ingredients to be compacted into a sort of cake, and is very similar to another popular Southeast Asian dish otak-otak. We made these … Continue reading

Base be Pasih (Spice Paste for Seafood)

This spice paste was made for use in the Pepes Ikan (Steamed Marinated Fish in Banana Leaf) during my Balinese Cooking Class.

Mee Goreng (Fried Noodles)

I am a huge fan of any stir-fried noodle dishes, and my favorite is definitely the Hong Kong-style Chow Mein my Dad cooks.  Thus, it was unsurprising to find an equal love for the Mee Goreng dish upon my move to Southeast Asia.  Mee Goreng derived from Chinese chow mein, which was most likely was … Continue reading

Sambal Tomat (Tomato Sambal)

We used this tomato sambal to make Mee Goreng in my Balinese Cooking Class.