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Indonesia

  • Cap cay - Traditional Indonesian veggie bowl with egg

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 5 min.Difficulty: easy

    There are hundreds of variants of Cap cay all over Indonesia. You can get a veggie one or with meat, with various kinds of spices and sometimes it looks more like a wok and sometimes more like a soup. The original recipe comes from China, where it is usually more like a wok, but in Indonesia I met mostly the "soup style" version. Both versions are great, it is simply up to you which one you prefer. This one I learned in a small street restaurant on the east coast of Bali.

    Cap cay - Traditional Indonesian veggie bowl with egg

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India

  • Suji halwa - sooji ka halwa

    Cooking time: 5 min. / 7 min.Difficulty: easy

    Suji halwa recipe I learned in Golden temple in Amritsar in India, where they feed even a hundred thousand people a day for free. It is an incredible place and the halwa was incredibly tasty desert too, yet very simple. BTW it was served in recyclable plates made of leaves.

    Suji halwa - sooji ka halwa

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Morocco

  • Liver with olives

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 15 min.Difficulty: easy

    I was invited for a dinner by my Moroccan friends for. While we were drinking and waiting for the "main chef", we became pretty hungry. So one of the guys said "lets make a starter" meanwhile. I was expecting something fast, small and light, but he made liver :) Yes, it was fast and it was delicious. But pretty filling too, so I had nearly no space for the main dish then :)

    Liver with olives

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Sri Lanka

  • Baby jackfruit curry - Polos

    Cooking time: 40 min. / 40 min.Difficulty: mediumvideo

    Jackfruit is a fascinating fruit. Not only because of its size, but it is used completely different way in each stage of its ripeness. If it is of a size about 15-20 cm, it is called baby jack (or green jackfruit). It is used as a vegetable and has a sour taste. The curry made of it is called polos and is a bit sour too, but very nicely sour.

    Baby jackfruit curry - Polos

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Malaysia

  • Pumpkin with spinach Malay style

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 15 min.Difficulty: easy

    Simple and tasty recipe I learned in a small restaurant above a fish market on Borneo. It is a great combination of a tender sweet pumpkin with fibrous spinach and spicy chilies.

    Pumpkin with spinach Malay style

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Thailand

  • Yum woon sen - Thai glass noodle salad with squid and prawns

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 5 min.Difficulty: easy

    The last meal I had in Thailand before I left. I nearly dropped a tear. This time surprisingly not because of the spiciness, the late afternoon simply felt so good. The sun was setting slowly and its rays were getting through the window of a small street restaurant. A very peaceful place. Thailand knows how to say good bye. And this amazing refreshing salad was another proof of it too :)

    Yum woon sen - Thai glass noodle salad with squid and prawns

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Vietnam

  • Sinh to - Vietnamese fruit shake

    Cooking time: 3 min. / 0 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    I love fruit shakes. They differ a bit country by country. In Vietnam they use nearly any kind of fruit and vegetables. No matter what kind you choose, the recipe is nearly the same all the time. Loads of fruits, ice and sweet condensed milk.

    Sinh to - Vietnamese fruit shake

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