STEP BY STEP INDONESIAN COOKING
This book is one of my oldest cooking recipes book which I bought on 90s in UK when I visited London for 5 th time! I was the filler person for a group of 3 to visit London and Paris , and I think that I bought it from Dillons book mega-store in Charing Cross (I dunno does this store still exist? I didn’t find any web page from them in the web )
This book could be better called as leaflet of 60 pages with the same size with the previous books ,but the most important difference is the color and the illustration . as the publisher is Murdoch , it has the design of a newspaper with 3 columns , with 4 photos for the step by step and a full-page picture in the right pane with the finished recipe. And a small colored box shows the ingredients .
The second page shows many things: a conversion between Australian and British systems , a mini glossary , a recipe simplicity mark with peppers and oven temperatures . But this is not unique to this book as all these books of this series (I have also Lebanese cooking guide ) use this reference in this page.
The 4th and 5 th page sow all the necessary ingredients with some minimal info together with suggested replacements
Each two pages show a recipe as noticed above . Chapters are separated by the types of meals . Below are the chapters with sample recipes:
Soups /satay /accompaniments : example recipes are beef and veggie soup , satays with peanut sauce , fried banana , sambal oelek , cucumber relish (made with vinegar , sugar , salt and mint , as far as heard this is barely Indonesian as the older days there was also a Greek version! )
Rice and veggies : coconut rice , nasi goreng (fried rice ), pineapple curry
Meat and poultry : meat balls with tomato vermicelli , beef rendang , padang chicken
Seafood: king prawns with peanuts, baked fish (wrapped in alu foil with spices )fish cutlets in curry sauce
Desserts : mango crepes , steamed bananas with cinnamon and coconut sauce
What is the most important is that all dishes (including the others here omitted ) are very easy to be made . The step by step picture procedure helps very much in simplifying the whole process .
As this book is quite old , I have made all these above recipes with success . MY most favorite from all is the beef rendang , he fish wrapped in alu-foil , he cucumer relish and the peanut sauce covered satays !