new recipe: Semur Daging

Semur Daging

For the last couple of weeks I have been trying out several recipes for a Semur Daging dish. This is a stewed beef dish with a heavy Dutch influence (Semur is a translation of the Dutch word “smoor”, which means stewing or braising). This dish comes in many variations, depending on the region in Indonesia where it’s cooked. As cooking time can be up to 2 ½ hours, you can pick a cheap cut of beef and it will still come out tender. Cloves give this dish its distinctive smell and flavour. Be careful not to overdo it, because it can quickly become overwhelming. Just stick to the amount given in the recipe and you’ll be pleasantly surprised., have a look for the full article here...

A new look

Nasi Welcome, after many hours spend giving the site a fresh look it’s time to showcase the new look. I’ve tried to make navigation a lot clearer and include more pictures of the finished recipes.
It is still a work in progress and many more recipes and photographs will be added in the coming months.
I’m always open to suggestions and request for particular recipes. I also welcome your submission of recipes or photographs of the finished products for inclusion on these pages.
For those of you that are new to the site, a good start in Indonesian cookery would be the recipes highlighted below.


For some of you the ingredients used in my recipes might look unfamiliar. I have therefore set up a few pages where we'll delve a bit deeper into those herbs, spices & vegetables. Most of those can be obtained from your larger supermarkets or your local asian shop. There are also plenty of online traders who will supply you with all your needs. Failing that, wherever possible, I have indicated suitable replacements. Read more..