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black pepper beef with onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper

30 Minutes or Less

sweet split mung bean porridge with coconut milk

5 Ingredients or Less

indonesian spam vegetable soup with carrots, potatoes, and white cabbage

One Pot Meals

jackfruit nagasari (nagasari nangka)

N0-Bake Desserts

nastar gulung rolled pineapple tarts


javanese style beef rendang

Popular Recipes

Welcome, I’m jacinta!

My friends call me Jaja. I am a Chinese Indonesian living in Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently, I am a full-time blogger, writer, recipe developer, and photographer for Taste of Nusa and Jaja Bakes.

Indonesian Pantry Essentials

Learn more about the ingredients used in Indonesian cooking, how to store and cook with them, where to buy, and related recipes.

indonesian sweet soy sauce or kecap manis

Condiments & Seasonings

dried shrimp

Dried & Preserved Food

dried mung beans or green beans

Nuts, Seeds & Beans

morning glory or water spinach or kangkung


black glutinous rice flour

Rice, Noodles, Grain & Flour

curly red chili or cabe keriting merah

Spices & Herbs