Sem’s Food for Thoughts

Love eating so much. I too love cooking simple cookings. But, I am a bit lazy in preparing spices and herbs. I wish I could invent a machine to peel onions and garlic! But of course, I have to eat, so I have to cook! These are a collection of tried and tested recipe. Most recipes are bilingual in English and Indonesian. Some are a collection of eat out stories.

And since no salt is created equal let alone ketchup, I never put exact measurement. I want myself (and my readers–if there are any) to find the joy in cooking, in not dictated by recipes. And soooooo, please feel free to read the recipes:


Head directly to Fish Soup recipe. Click: Nasi Jaha (Ginger Fragrant Rice), Simple Baked Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Wedang Ronde (Ginger-based Hot Drink), Fish Soup

– Perkedel Tuna (Tuna Frikandel), Pan-Seared Tuna

– Ikan Goreng Asam Manis (Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce)

Naniura (Ceviche or Sashimi ala Batak)

Gohu Ikan (Ceviche or Sashimi ala Maluku and Papua)

Vegetables, Flowers, Soups

Flosivore: Stir-Fried Flowers

Jukut Undis (Balinese Black Bean Soup)

Brenebon (Red Bean Soup) in three variants: with pork, with beef, vegetarian

Tumis Bunga Pepaya (Sauteed Male Papaya Flowers)

– Head directly to Simple Baked Salad recipe and Baked Salad with Gravy

– Head directly to Cara Bikin Sambal tanpa Cobek dan Ulekan

Meat, Main Course, Lauk 

– Ayam Masak Arak (Chicken in Arrack), Ayam Pek Cam Kee

– Head directly to Nasi Jaha recipe. 

Beef Steak  in Rich Gravy

– Head directly to Cara Masak Nasi di Microwave

– Head directly to Beef Steak in Rich Gravy

Nasi Goreng Bunga Rias (Torch Ginger Flavored Fried Rice)

Desserts, Sweets, Fruits

– Pisang Goreng Havermut (Fried Banana-Oatmeal)

– Head directly to Pumpkin Pie recipe.

Jungle Jewels of Borneo: Tasty and Rare Fruits

Drinks, Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic

Kopi Alor (Spiced Coffee ala Alor)

– Head directly to Wedang Ronde recipe. 

A collection of hot cocktails like Hot Toddy, Irish Coffee

Eat Out Drink Out

My Indochina Trip: For the Love of Coffee

Kisah Awak soal Kopi Luwak

Jamu (+ 3 Menu Lain) di Kota Mamakku: Kota Magelang

Lebaran Ketupat