- Galangal - Siamese ginger
Galangal belongs to a ginger family. Its rhisomes are used widely in SouthEast Asia, especially in Thai cuisine. It looks very similar to ginger, the colour is usually lighter, skin thinner and more transparent.
- Fish satay - Saté ikan laut
One of my favourite specials of Bali in Indonesia. Satay made of various kinds of minced fish and shrimps with coconut and a pleasant combination of spices. Usually grilled by the road on bamboo skewers, sometimes on lemon grass stalks, which give to satays amazing aroma.
- Sambal goreng tempe - Fried tempeh with sweet sauce
Sweet variant of fried tempeh. Great and simple Indonesian recipe, which I have learnt on Lombok island from Mario, cool guy from Jawa.
- Stir fried mixed vegetables - Oseng oseng tumis sayuran
This Indonesian recipe can be made of various kinds of vegetable. This time it is made of green beans with carrots for better colour. Easy and fast recipe from Jawa. Thanks to the short time of frying the vegetable keeps its crunchiness. For spicy food lovers an option with red chilies is possible too.
- Stir fried water spinach - Tumis kangkung
Fast and easy recipe with just a few ingredients. That`s this Indonesian recipe with water spinach, I learned from Mario from Jawa. If you are sorry, there are no chilies in the recipe, feel free to add as many as you like ;) Locals do both versions spicy and not spicy too.
- Tom yum gai - Sour and spicy soup with chicken
Tom yum means sour and spicy. So if you do not know this soup, you probably already got the hint what to expect. The soup is not just a little bit sour and spicy. At least not if you get it in Thailand. Where they definitely are not moderate when using chilies and all various ingredients bringing sourness into the soup. This traditional Thai soup is amazing and very refreshing.