Tag: Indonesian

Bakwan Jagung – Indonesian Corn Fritters

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.

Bakwan Jagung Indonesian Corn Fritters - Crispy little morsels perfect when paired with sweet chilli sauce. The secret kicker: Kaffir lime leaf. So GOOD! | wandercooks.com

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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.)

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Creamy Indonesian Curry with Fish (Kari Ikan) + Free Meal Planner

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!

Creamy Indonesian Curry with Fish (Kari Ikan) - Creamy coconut, tangy lemongrass and tender white fish. Delicately spiced, this aromatic recipe is a winter curry winner. | wandercooks.com

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?

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Beyond India: 13 Asian Curries To Rev Up Your Spice Addiction

With nights getting colder, it’s time to pull out the chilli and go curry-crazy – Asian style. Move aside India – it’s time to try the fiery delights of Japan, Laos, Myanmar and beyond. These 13 Asian curries are guaranteed to rev up your spice addiction!

Beyond India: 13 Asian Curries To Rev Up Your Spice Addiction

Despite today’s unreasonable 30 degree celcius day (what is going ON?), we’re starting to head into the colder months over here in Adelaide. Which means, it’s just about time to get stuck into some incredibly delicious and warming Asian curries. Rather than keep all these gorgeous flavours, colours and ingredients to ourselves we decided to give you some inspo and share a few of our favourites from around the globe.

So without further ado, let us present:

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Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Take your taste buds on a Southeast Asian adventure with this crispy, crunchy, and oh-so-satisfying, Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce. It’s a deliciously cooling salad for a hot summer’s day, packed with healthy nutrients, protein and incredible spicy peanut flavour.

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce - A tofu and veggie lover's delight. Found throughout Indonesia, this is an easy, homemade salad that is perfect for a main meal. | wandercooks.com

It’s no big secret that I’ve had a *slight* obsession with Bahasa Indonesia since basically well, ever.

Poor Sarah has to listen to me gabble away all the time, nattering on about what this word in Indonesian means, or why that word is just so damn cool to say.

(10 points to anyone who can pronounce pengetahuan!)

Annnnnnd there I go again. Haha 😛


A few weeks ago when we were diving into Bali’s local Indonesian cuisine, being able to speak the language led to some incredible food experiences, some awesome conversations, and a few delicious local recipes.

Just like this recipe for Indonesian Gado Gado with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

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Super Simple Saturday: Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat)

A super simple twist on a sweet breakfast classic, this Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread is almost quicker to make than it is to eat. There’s enough chocolate to satisfy even an Easter Morning craving, but with added banana for an extra healthy bite.

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

As I sit down to type this, the breeze is blowing through our hair and the birds are having a raucous conversation in the trees above our heads. We’re taking things easy on our private balcony, looking down over a glittering pool, bathers on, ready to jump in.

Yep. It’s a hard life.

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