All posts tagged: asian food


Terang Bulan / Martabak Manis

Morning Monday ^^ I’m sharing with you Indonesian pancake again today. Just because I feel like it. I love all kind of pancake. Thick or thin doesn’t matter for me. But this one is the one I love the most. I’ve shared the recipe before here. I used the exact same recipe. Use a very low heat when you cook it, to avoid burn at the bottom and raw on top.     Stay warm and until next time πŸ™‚


Green Egg Noodle

Morning morning ^^ We had snow yesterday, but it didn’t last very long since the temperature isn’t cold enough yet. Very wet. It was like autumn the day before yesterday and in a night turned into winter. Kind of crazy. Lately I’ve been obsessed with homemade noodle, especially when I’m making mie ayam, I still haven’t found the prefect store-bought noodle for it yet. And for me personally mie ayam is all about the noodle (the chicken too of course) but if it has a good noodle even with just a simple chicken with soy sauce will do. It was a lot of work before, when I didn’t have the pasta maker yet. I had to roll the dough with rolling pin (wasn’t an easy job to get the dough as thin as I want) but since I bought the pasta maker, making noodle is so easy and quick (just a bit messy, still :P). You can see my hand cut noodle here and purple noodle here. I use the recipe from this Indonesian blog, …


Nasi Uduk

Warning: It’s a long post. At least longer than usual πŸ˜› Nasi Uduk is rice with coconut milk and served with at least 3 different types of side dishes. It’s pretty similar with Nasi Lemak from Malaysia. And Indonesian Yellow Rice (except that this is not yellow). Here you can see I have 5 different side dishes. I can say that this one is pretty complete for Nasi Uduk. Only missing crackers (due too laziness of using too much oil just to make crackers). Unfortunately I can’t really share the complete recipe for this food. The Kering Teri Kacang is from my grandma. She sent it to me all the way from her city (my dad moved far away from his hometown) And the city she lives in, it called Medan, it has the best tiny dried anchovy for this kind of side dish. It’s not easy to get them in another city in Indonesia, even if you can find them, they’re more expensive. It’s very precious for me here in Sweden. I can eat …

Blueberry jcc1

Learn From Your Mistakes

You know… I often change some stuffs here and there in most of my recipes. Mostly foods though. Today’s post is about those foods that I’m not entirely satisfy with. But I still want to share them with you, and tell you what’s wrong with them. To some of you, they might look ok but I’m just not happy enough. The first one we’re going to talk about is this Japanese Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote. I’ve made this a while back, when it was still baking in the oven, it looked really good but when I took it out, it started to shrink and form a wrinkle ring around the cake (as you can see in the photo below). The cake it self (without the compote) tasted really nice. Very soft, moist and fluffy and not too sweet (just how I like it). As for the compote, I didn’t take enough time to make it, that’s why it looks grainy (I added a little bit of agar powder). Next time, I’ll take my time to …

Strawberry cake

Snapshots from Ridha’s Kitchen

Hello December, hello everyone! It’s pretty much a dead blog is it not? Please blame it on my pregnancy hormones. They make my brain slower, mood swings, not to mention other unexpected things. This time is definitely slightly more difficult compare to my first pregnancy. Just hoping I won’t have a slightly more difficult delivery too. Anyway, I really am sorry for letting the blog abandoned like this for long time now. Even though we still have around 11 weeks until our new family member arrives, but I’ve been reading a lot about baby stuffs than I ever did with our first daughter (long story). I spent around a week (for one item) doing research and reading reviews and everything before deciding on which one to buy. That’s how I spent my time in front of computer lately (more like on my tablet and lay down on the bed, I dislike sitting in front of computer since being pregnant). I actually have tried out so many new recipes (mostly Indonesian foods and snacks). But I …

Bakpia pathok

Bakpia Pathok

Today Ridha’s Kitchen is 2 years old. Wohoo! Never thought about it when I just started this blog. Because I’ve tried to write blog in 2 different places before too and it didn’t work very well. I lost my mood and no one seemed to visit my blog, so I closed it πŸ˜€ To be honest, I’m very happy that I have some readers here. That’s the reason I keep writing until now. So please hang in there with my bad English and lame jokes and not so interesting writing. And I hope you can try my recipes and let me know the result πŸ™‚ Enough with the blogiversary speech. A few years ago, when I was still pregnant, I craved for this little sweet snack. I made them of course, but they didn’t turn out very well. It was only me eating it and in 3 days it started to go bad 😦 In Indonesia, this little sweet is famous as a souvenir from a city named, Yogyakarta. If you travelling to that city, …

Home made noodle

Hand-cut Noodles

Inspired from one of Maangchi’s video. I wanted to make my own home made noodle too. And this is my problem, why every time I watch a tutorial or cooking video, they always making it look so easy to do? But when I have to do it my self, it takes longer and not as easy as it looked in the video. This noodle is one of the example. I didn’t use any machine here, only by hands. And it took me a while until I get the right consistency and texture. Not a good experience to make more homemade noodle in the future. Or maybe next time I’ll just use machine to make the dough πŸ˜€   Anyway, the result was a very nice and chewy noodle. Definitely taste better than store bought instant egg noodle. The only bad point for me is I couldn’t keep the uncooked noodle in the fridge over night. Even though I already put lots of flour to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other. So the best …


Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancake)

Edited: As one of my reader gave me a good information on the sauce that I must have been missed when I bought it. Unfortunately alcohol involved to make this sauce. Therefore, I’m not suggesting my muslim readers to buy it (will try to make a homemade version when I have the chance). But it happened, my bad. I have to be more careful next time. It has been a while since I watched the video how to make okonomiyaki from Cooking with Dog in youtube. Since then I kept searching how to get the sauce and bonito flakes (with reasonable price). I found them in ebay sold by many different sellers. But the shipping price is a little pricey. Until one day, when I shopped in one of Asian shop here, I found both of them and didn’t buy them right away. Why? Because I had to compare the price first πŸ˜€ Since everything here is so expensive. After I compared the price, I came back to the shop the next day and buy …

Hainan chicken

Hainan Chicken Rice

I have lots of friends who like to post food photos on their facebook (mostly Indonesian foods) and always success at making me hungry and drooling. And this recipe is one of the result of looking at those food pictures. I’ve been living in Singapore for 6 months before, but I’ve never tried this food even once. And when I saw one of my friend posting this food picture in her facebook, I suddenly crave for it too. I looked so nice and simple. And I knew I have to make it sometime soon. I’m sure I can find this too in Indonesia, but not in my hometown. At least I think so. The recipe only use few simple ingredients. And it is soooo easy to make. I promise. Although the recipe looks very long and complicated, but don’t worry. It worth to try πŸ™‚ It was really nice. I liked it a lot. The broth is nice, clear and light. Not much going on in your mouth. Sometimes less is more… hehehe πŸ˜€   …