Category: Food

My Ragi (tempeh starter) has arrived!


Tempeh Starter Yeast (Ragi)

Yeay! My tempeh starter pack has arrived!


As I posted on the 3rd April I requested a small trial pack from

Well amazingly it got to me in the UK from Belgium after just 4 working days – impressive service…

So today I will start (again 🙁 ) the process to try to make tempeh…  say hello to the water soya beans!

The web site has some details about to do it which are not the same as the one I used in my other failed fermenation efforts. There are books about making tempeh and I thought about getting one, but for this time I will follow the instructions from the ragi supplier exactly.

I’ll let you know how it turns out in a few days!


Trying to make “tempe”

Tempe Goreng (fried tempeh)

Tempe Goreng (fried tempeh)

I love tempe… my husband loves tempe!
So I been trying to make tempe with some ragi (tempe starter culture) I got from a friend last time I was in Indonesia

But altho I had several goes its not success at all 🙁

So I will to get fresh ragi from this company who make Tempeh Culture and try again.

They seem to have a professional appearance and claim to have good results.

I will update again my blog again when I receive my starter kit, and tell you again about results when I’ve tested it.



Back to Food Recipes (Resep Makanan)




2 lbs beef round steak or boneless chuck
2 cups water
7 tbs peanut or corn oil
1 cup thinly sliced onions
10 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
3 tbs red hot ‘Sambal Oelek’ chili paste (available at Oriental markets)
or use hot chili sauce
Salt to taste
1 cup cubed ripe tomatoes


1. Place beef in water in a 4-quart pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce
heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard water and cool beef
until it can be handled. Slice beef as thin as possible, then cut
into 2-inch squares. Let drain in a colander for about 10 minutes
before drying with paper towels.

2. Heat 4 tbs. oil in a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat.
Add beef slices and fry for 5 minutes, or until beef is brown and
dry. Remove and set aside.

3. Heat remaining 3 tbs. oil in same skillet. Fry onions and garlic
for 3 minutes. Add chili paste, salt and tomatoes. Cook for 5 mins.
more. Add beef anf stir-fry for 5 mins to coat slices and
distribute flavors.

4. Serve immediately with rice (to reduce spiciness) and a cucumber/
vinegar salad.


F00009-Tahu Telor

Tahu Telor (Tofu Omelette )
* 1 lb. purple eggplants
* 1 Tbs. lime juice
* 15 Tbs. vegetable oil

Spice Paste Ingredients:
* 100 gram red chilies
* ½ tsp. salt
* 1 tomato
* ½ tsp. shrimp paste
* 7 small-sized shallots

* Cut each eggplant in half and cut again in 2 or 4 pieces.
* Heat 10 Tbs. oil and deep fry the eggplant pieces. Cover the wok and let it stand for a while.
* Open cover and turn the eggplants side to side until soft and well cooked.
* Put eggplant pieces onto a serving platter.
* Combine all spice paste ingredients and grind coarsely.
* Heat 5 Tbs. oil over medium high heat and sauté the spice paste for about 2 minutes. Pour the lime juice over the spice paste.
* Then, lastly pour the sauted spice paste onto the eggplant pieces and ready to serve.