Grilled Mackerel with Sambal
In Padang, restaurants grill and fry small whole mackerel before smearing them with sambal, a spicy chile-based condiment. We find that the skin-on fillets of larger fish work just as well. See the recipe for Ikan Balado (Padang-Style Grilled Mackerel with Sambal) ». Ingalls Photography
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From slow-cooked beef rendang to complex curries, Indonesian cuisine is full of delicate layers of flavor and fragrant spices.

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Indonesian Chicken Curry

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Gulai Sayur (Indonesian-Style Collard Greens Curry)

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Rendang Ayam

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Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

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Indonesian Coffee with Ginger (Kopi Jahe)

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Beef Rendang

Instead of searing the meat before cooking it in liquid, as is done with a Western-style braise, beef rendang reverses the process. Slowly simmering beef chuck with Indonesian spice paste, coconut milk, and lemongrass yields an amazingly tender, rich dish that’s great with both white rice or crusty bread. Get the recipe for Beef Rendang »
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Ikan Balado (Padang-Style Grilled Mackerel with Sambal)

In Padang, restaurants grill and fry small whole mackerel before smearing them with sambal, a spicy chile-based condiment. We find that the skin-on fillets of larger fish work just as well. See the recipe for Ikan Balado (Padang-Style Grilled Mackerel with Sambal) »
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Padang-Style Egg Coffee (Kopi Telur)

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Padang-Style Mashed Potato Fritters (Perkedel Kenteng)

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