The Street Food Chef Blog

Crispy Lemongrass Chicken

Crispy Lemongrass Chicken

Taste and smell from ThailandYou can find the recipe video at the bottom of the pageServings 2Ready In: 45minA Mama San FavouriteSouth East Asia is renowned for its assortment of delicious street cuisine. Thailand is one destination that offers a balanced combination...

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The market days of Bali

The market days of Bali

I was brought up on a farm, spending my spring days assisting in the calving and lambing that consumed the lives of the farmers. From the rich soils would come our vegetables - turnips, cabbages, potatoes and carrots - so I feel very much at home in the atmosphere of...

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East Java  – Surabaya to Malang

East Java – Surabaya to Malang

I love to travel to East Java, I am surprised so few people take the trip from Bali to be honest, I mean, it is easy to get to, there are trains, buses and planes, you can hire a car with or without a driver and in five days see vast changes of character and climate....

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A bowl of goodness: Fish Head Soup

A bowl of goodness: Fish Head Soup

One of Indonesia's most popular delicacies is Fish Head Soup.  This popular dish is full of aromatic herbs and spices that make a delightful meal out of some very basic ingredients. It's a real tribute to resourcefulness of the cooks of Indonesia and their artful,...

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The Betutu story

The Betutu story

Discovering the secrets of Balinese cuisine is a fascinating journey, and one that at times has an almost fairytale feel to it. Take for example the story of the bumbu genep. This mixture of 13 spices is the basis of nearly every Balinese dish. It is believed to have...

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Timeless Nasi Kandar

Timeless Nasi Kandar

I have become enchanted by Malay culture, prompted by recent travels to Penang, conversations with people who identify themselves as Malay, and also by the confusion the word causes. Malay, Malaya and Malaysia all have different meanings, and those meanings can depend...

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Khao Soi Joy

Khao Soi Joy

Khao Soi is said to be the laksa of North Thailand. There are similarities in Laos, Burma (considered the country of origin) and Cambodia. This is one of my favourite dishes, hands down. The main ingredients? Coconut milk, lemongrass, birdseye chilies, cardamom,...

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