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Indonesian Pumpkin Curry


Pumpkin is a common vegetable here, so I’ve learned how to make a variety of things with it. Actually not much variety – mostly soups that are a lot like this. Most of the time I use a packaged Thai curry paste instead of making a spice paste myself, but this recipe includes directions for an Indonesian style of spice paste. Thai and Indonesian foods have some similar flavors and both ways of making the soup taste delicious. Continue reading

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

This is a quick and easy dish, as well as a good way to use leftover rice. You can add whatever vegetables you have too. Tomatoes and shredded carrots work well. For some reason, nasi goreng is popular with Dutch Americans even though it’s Indonesian. Could it be because of the Dutch spice trade long ago? Ironically, I usually leave out the 2 most Lao spices in this dish because I don’t keep them on hand – Lao root (galingale) and lemon grass. If you have them, use them, but don’t eat the lemon grass. It’s like a bay leaf because it’s too hard to eat. Continue reading