Introducing Sate Lilit: These bite-sized Balinese morsels are going to change your life. Made with minced pork (or tuna or chicken), these easy Balinese Satays are packed with a mouthwatering Balinese spice paste known as Basa Genap. If you’re ready to head on over to FLAVOUR TOWN, read on!
If you’re a regular reader of Wandercooks you’ll know we’ve just returned from an edible adventure through Bali. Safe to say we’re still on a foodie high after those 12 epic days of binging on as much street food as we could handle 😅, so we couldn’t resist sharing another tasty Balinese discovery.
Without further ado, enter Sate Lilit. 👏🏻
Ever wondered how Balinese recipes have so much flavour? Well, it has a little something to do with a magic spice blend known as Basa Genap (aka Bumbu Bali or Balinese Spice Paste). Filled with freshly ground herbs and spices, chilli, lemongrass and garlic, this Balinese Spice Paste recipe is ready to heat up your kitchen, Indonesian style.
Guys, I know we’ve been a little quiet lately, but I swear we have a good excuse! 😅
We’ve just come back from a brand new edible adventure, this time through the island of Bali, Indonesia.
To dig deep and discover as many traditional dishes as we could possibly eat over 12 delicious days.
On foot we explored the regions of Legian, Tabanan, Ubud and Seminyak, discovering busy morning markets (pasar pagi) tucked away in the back streets, and unveiling a world of fresh vegetables, tropical fruits and fragrant spices just waiting to be cooked.
We found street food vendors galore, dishing up daily offerings of Indonesian goodies like bakso (meatball soup) and gado-gado (blanched vegetable salad with yummy peanut sauce).
With every new discovery, our curiosity just kept growing…
What more deliciousness could Bali possibly have in store?
If you’ve never tried Sambal Telur (Boiled Eggs in Spicy Sambal Sauce) before, this South East Asian side dish is going to blow your tastebuds out of the water. Think the satisfying goodness of hardboiled eggs paired with the fiery heat of spicy Indonesian sambal sauce. It’s time to get cooking so let’s crank up the heat!
Do you love spicy South East Asian cuisine?
Addicted to that hot chilli burn?
Then this recipe for Indonesian style eggs in spicy chilli sauce (sambal telur) is for you, my friend!
Looking for an exotic appetiser or tasty snack? Try these Indonesian Corn Fritters – also known as Bakwan Jagung – they’re crispy, crunchy, and easy to make with every day ingredients. This recipe will make enough fritters to feed a horde of hungry foodies.
Despite the name, this recipe for Bakwan Jagung (Indonesian Corn Fritters) comes to you by way of a little detour through Kagoshima, Japan.
The popular university town sees people flying in from all over the world to study, and we just happened to meet up with a group of awesome Indonesian expats while staying with one of our favourite airbnb hosts.
(Oh Yuko and Himari, how we miss you… and your amazing miso soup.)
Indonesian Curry with Fish (Kari Ikan). Creamy coconut, tangy lemongrass and tender white fish in a vibrant yellow Indonesian curry sauce. Delicately spiced and gorgeously aromatic, this is the winter curry winner in our books!
Waaah. How did life become so busy? It feels like weekdays slip through our fingers and weekends come and go in the blink of an eye.
And we don’t like it! 😛
We’ve been so busy lately that we’re even struggling to find time to cook, which is REALLY SAD for a couple of food addicted bloggers.
So how do we keep our schedules running and our tummies full at the same time?