Grilled Pork Belly with Char Siu and Coffee Sauce Glazed Recipe (with Indonesian Genuine Wild Civet Coffee Essence)

Grilled Pork Belly with Chinese Barbeque Coffee Char Siu Sauce Marinated and Glazed

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Grilled Pork Belly with Char Siu and Coffee Sauce Glaze Recipe

Grilled pork belly marinated with coffee char siu sauce recipe is a fushion of chinese char siu barbeque sauce and sticky honey coffee glaze sauce.  Char siu (Chinese: 叉燒 caa siu, literally means “fork-roast”. Char siu also known as chasu, cha siu, cha shao, char siew, babi panggang merah is a popular Cantonese cuisine that marinated pork meat with aromatic reddish sweet seasoning then grilled until throughly cooked. Char siu pork is one of the components of siu mei or  roasted meat combo that used to be served in Cantonese restaurant.  The common halal version of char siu usially using chicken, duck or beef brisket. There’s so many ready to use char siu sauce in a bottle like Lee Kum Kee brand, you can use it if you don’t to mush effort to made it from scratch, use about 8 tbsp  instant char siu sauce and mix it with  about 1/4 cup coffee essence for this recipe.

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Recipe Barbequed Pork Belly with Char Siu Honey and Coffee Glaze Sticky Sauce

This honey and coffee glazed barbequed pork belly is got a red shinny sweet and sticky glazed from the caramelized honey within the sauce, bursting fragrance and aromatic flavour from the civet coffee essence and five spice powder. The dish not that special without fruity and tangy sensation from the civet coffee essence. Beside giving extra ummami flavour and aromas,  the coffee essence infact act as tenderizer. the acid also naturally break the protein bond within the meat when you using it to marinade the meat before put it in the griller. Using coffee with your barbeque sauce is quite tricky, too much of it would made your barbeque sauce taste bitter while using less than needed would not given any benefits into it, so use it wisely, 2-4 tbsp for 1 kg of meat is works with my taste buds.

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Coffee Glazed Pork Belly with Char Siu Style Barbeque Marinade

Basically, i just mix a reddish sweet char siu sauce with brewed dark civet coffee essence and using it to marinade the pork  belly ovenight before cooking it. I’m using honey, five-spice powder, light and dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chinese rice wine and angkak a.k.a yeast rice or red fermented recipe for giving the natural red color. I’m using angkak or red yest rice for many kind of recipe mostly to coloring roast such as my Homemade Roasted Peking Duck Recipe with Crispy Crackling Skin and Chinese Style Roasted Squab or Pigeon. You can purchased the angkak a.k.a red yeast in any chinese groceries or medicine shop nearby your place. The starch within the red yeast rice made your marinade thicken once you cooked it and you didn’t need to add ony of starch to adjust the consistence of your sauce. I’m using 3 tbsp of wild Indonesian civet coffee that brewed with 1 cup of hot water than simmerred until reduced quarter it’s originally volume.

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Skewerred Grilled Pork Belly with Char Siu and Coffee Sauce Glaze

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Making this chinese style char siu and coffee marinated pork belly is so easy. First you choose the meaty layered  pork belly from the butcher, pork butt or even baby back ribs will be good too if you want your char siu pork less fatty. Cut the pork belly into 5 cm long with 1- 1.5 inch thickness. The pork belly then marinated overnight in the fridge with the brewed coffee essence and homemade char siu sauce .  I also forked the pork belly meat to made ths marinade penetrated even better inside the meat. Firstly in the morning, i put the marinated pork belly in non sticky pan and bring it all to slowly boil and cover it with lid. Let the pork belly stewed in the civet coffee and char siu sauce for about 10-15 minutes. You may look the marinate looks more red and the sauce consistency is thicken. Right after the pork belly is cool enough to handle, pierced the pork belly with two bamboo skewer within the pork belly to made it easier to handle or flipped around on the griller.

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Chinese Char Siu Pork Belly with Deep Fried Mantou Buns

Chinese roast pork used to eaten with carbs, whether inside a steamed bun or mantau/cha siu bao, homemade soft chinese pancakes,with noodles/cha siu mein, or with steaming hot rice/cha siu fan. I preferto served my coffee char siu pork belly inside a homemade deep fried mantou buns and add some jullienned greens veggies like carrot, scallion, and mung bean sprout and local aromatic herbs called  daun kenikir. To enhanced the flavour, nothing better than chopped birds eye chilles over it.

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Coffee Marinated Grilled Pork Belly

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Finger Licking Good Barbequed Pork belly with Coffee Char Siew Sauce

This coffee glazed grilled pork isn’t special if i didn’t use genuin wild Indonesian civet coffee that i brought from my hometown, Muara Dua, South Sumatra Province. Civet coffee or locally known as kopi luwak is a coffee have been eaten, digested and defecated by the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Sounds icky, but wait until you taste it and know that it’s got a title the most expensive coffee in the world with more than 400 USD/kg price tag. Genuin Indonesian wild civet coffee is real when it’s collected from wild civet droppping. If you found Indonesian civet coffee that tagged less than 200 USD per kilo , it must be civet coffee comes from cruelty farm raised and batterry caged civet that feed with cofee beans.  The local civet coffee hunter told me that the unsuffecient ammount of supply with fluctuative stock while the demand is always high rockets the wild civets coffee price tag. Local wild civet cofee hunter rewarded with 30-40 USD/kg and then local collector used to sold it to international trader for at least 200-400 USD/kg after washed from the dirt and shit, hulled and then sun drained it. The biggest toke or local civet coffee colletor in my hometown can fullfilling the minimum 100 kg quota for about 3-6 months depending on the season.

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Indonesian Wild Civet Coffee a.k.a Kopi Luwak Asli Indonesia

Then why Indonesian wild civet coffee is so special ? The wild civet eats the best qualities and the ripest coffee berries, then the fleshy pulp digested while the fermentation did the magic to the coffee bean;  proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, break some protein chains and shorter peptides and more free amino acids and made the coffee taste even better. Luckily, my father’s friend is a genuin wild civet coffee trader is too kind to take me with his civet cofee hunter crews to foraging the prescious poops . Hopefully, i’m gonna post about it as soon as possible.  The hillarious and life time experiments climbing up hill then down hill for several times in traditional coffee plantation looking for a prescious poop.  Right before i’m gonna said good bye to the crews, the  leader of the civet coffee hunter was given me about 1 kg of our wild civet coffee for free (HALLELUYA!!! HALLELUYA!!! HALLELUYA!!! themed song playing). Eversince i’m to scared to processed it by myself, i ask the local coffee store to washed, hulled and then roast it for me. You won’t believe how good it’s smells while the coffee shops employee roast the beans in a traditional rotisserie metal tong that filled with some beach sand and then rotate it over mangoo wood flames.

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Resep Sate Babi Panggang Manis Bumbu Merah Char Siu

In Indonesia, we used to called char siu as babi panggang merah literrary grilled pork with red spice/reddish pork roast simply because the pork roast got red color. Others called it sate babi manis or skewerred pork with sweet  barbeque seasoning.  Among batakness descent, we used simplified char siu as babi panggang cina or chinese style roasted pork, it’s a common topping for bakmi Pematang Siantar; a curled tiny noodle served from Pematang Siantar region in North Sumatra Province. Otherwise, in chinese Indonesian community, char siu used to be served over nasi campur or  hainamese-style mixed rice

Grilled Pork Belly with Chinese Coffee and CHar Siu Sauce Marinated and Glazed Recipe:

  • 1 kg pork belly, cut 3 inches long and 1 inch thick
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water for stewing the pork belly
Char Siu or Char Siew Coffee Marinade/BBQ sauce Recipe:
    • 3 tbsp wild civet coffee powder, brewed with 1 cup hot water then simmer until thicken into quarter , strained with fine sieve, set aside
    • 2 tbsp honey or maltose
    • 1 tbsp five spice powder
    • 2 tbsp angkak or powderred chinese red yeast rice,
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 4 tbsp chinese cooking wine
    • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce*optional
    • 2 tbsp oyster sauce*optional
    • 1 whole star anise*optional
    • ½tbsp salt
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder

How to Made Grilled Pork Belly with Chinese Coffee and CHar Siu Sauce Marinated and Glazed Recipe

  • Mix all the coffee char siu barbeque sauce in a glass bowl
  • Slice the pork belly along the grain to 1 inch thick slices and mix it well with the charsiu coffee marinade sauce
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Marinade The Pork Belly with Civet Coffee Essence and Char Siu Sauce

  • Cover the mixture with cling wrap and let it marinade overnight in the fridge
  • Firstly in the morning, put  the cofee marinated pork belly in a non stick pan, add 1 cup water and bring it to slowly boil, cover it with lid and turning once after 5 minutes then continue to stewed it until all liquid completely evaporated, set aside.
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Slowly Boil The Marinated Pork Belly Until All Liquid Evaporated

  • Once the pork belly is cool enough to handle, put the pork belly in two wooden skewer
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Skewerred Char Siu and Cofee Sauce Pork Belly

  • Put the skewered coffee char siu sauce pork belly over medium low heat griller and flip it several times until it throughly cooked and the fat it’s rendered and the meat is still moist
  • Served the coffee char siu barbequed pork belly with steaming hot rice or chinese mantou buns with jullienned veggies.

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After the duck skin being pumped or blown out and the cavity is well sealed, now it’s the glazing step.  The duck is glazed with soy sauce, maltose and chinese red yeast rice or angkak as natural coloring agent mixture.  You can purchase the red rice in almost chinese groceries store nearby your place, if you can’t find any, instead you can simply use food coloring  and adjust the consistency of the glazing mixture with cornstarch.  While the duck is hung, the duck is glazed with the boiling glazing mixture until the duck skin is thighten, and the duck skin changing it’s color into nice reddish brown.

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The Peking Duck is Glazed Until The Duck’s Skin is Thighten and The Skin Color is Nice Reddish Brown

Drying out the duck skin is the next crucial step. You can expose the glazed peking duck with blowing fan for a couple of minutes then let the duck stand for 24 hours until the skin is totally dry in a dry cold place. This steps is sounds easy to do if you live in a cold climates, but if you live in tropical climates like me; letting the duck standing in room temperature for 24 hours may iniciate the bad bacteria and fungus spores to ruined out your duck. That’s why i suggest to hung dry your duck in your fridge. Instead, you can laid it down in a shallow and hollow metal rack to allow the air circulated all over the duck skin, but i more like to hung out my duck in my fridge door, just like what i did to dry cure my Homemade Bresaola Recipe and Homemade Duck Prosciutto.

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The glazed peking duck is hung to dry in a fridge door!

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The peking duck skin is totally dry and it’s ready to be roasted!

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 Homemade Peking Duck Recipe with Step by Step Instructions:

Ingredients:

  • One 2- 2.5 kg Peking Duck
  • Salt for rubbing

Peking Duck Stuffing Recipe:

  • few slice ginger
  • 1 bunch of roughly chopped scallions

Peking Duck Glazing Recipe:

  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chinese Cooking Wine/dry sherry
  • 1/2 cups Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cups Red Yeast Rice powder or Angkak (replace with 1 tbsp red food coloring plus dissolved 2 tablespoons cornstarch)
  • 1/2 cup Maltose or Honey
  • 2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Few slices of Ginger
  • 1 roghly chopped Scallion

How To Make Homemade Roasted Crispy Peking Duck:

1. Making The Peking Duck Glaze:

  •  Place the water into a large wok pan, add the chinese five spice powder, ginger and scallion, bring it  to boil and let it boil gently for about 10 minutes
  • Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the solid ingredients, put the liquid back into the large wok
  • Dissolved the rest of the peking duck glazing ingredients and keep stirring and bring it to boil, turn off the heat and set aside

2. Preparing the Peking Duck

  • Clean duck inside out and wipe dry
  • Discard the oil gland from the tail and cut the wing’s tips and the duck feet
  • Rub  the duck all over  with salt
  • Pump the skin to seperate it from the meat with bicycle or balloon pump from the neck skin
  • Put the stuffing ingredients inside the ducks cavity and seal it good with  bamboo skewer
  • Bring the glazing ingredients to boil
  • Hung the duck and then pour the glazing mixture all over the duck skin until it thighten out and the skin color is rurn into nice reddish brown
  • Expose the glazed peking duck with blowing fan for about 30 minutes and let it stand for another 24 hours in a cold and dry place (i placed the duck in my fridge)
  • When the duck duck is really dry, preheat oven to 170ºC, put the duck in a shallow and hollow baking rack and make sure the roasted duck dripping can’t touch the skin
  • Let the peking duck roasted for about 10 minutes and discard or spoon out the dripping from the tray and continue to roast another 30 minutes (discard the dripping every 10 minutes)
  • Increase the heat to 200ºC/400ºF and let it roasted for another 5 minutes until the skin is very-very crispy
  • When your homemade peking duck is done, carved it and served it with the homemade pancake and other condiments

Homemade Chinese Pancake Recipe for Roasted Peking Duck:

Ingredients

  • 450 grams plain flour
  • 310 ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oilplus 1 tbsp cornstarch

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Recipe Cheesy Savoury Zucchini Pancake (Gluten Free) with Dill Weed, Bacon, Anchovies, Parmesan & Mascarpone Cheese :

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound zucchini, grated
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigianno Regianno Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 tsp Homemade garam Masala Spice Powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 slices of bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 oz (28 gr) tinned anchovies in olive oil, mashed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s  Red Mill Baking All Purpose Flour
  • 1 large  organic brown eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup olive oil fon pan frying the savoury zucchini pancake
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese for serving

How to Make Savoury Zucchini Pancake:

  • Combine all ingredients (except the dill weed) in a large glass bowl

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  • Crack open the egg and mix it with all the ingredients until the batter smooth and got no lumpy flour, let it sit for about five to ten minutes
  • Add the dill weed just right about you want to cook the zavoury zucchini pancake

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  • Heat up the olive oil in the pan in medium low heat
  • Put the pancake ring, pour the batter and let the bottom got nice golden brown and the batter losen up from the pancake ring

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  • Flip the savoury zucchini pancake to cook another side for another 1 minutes
  • Repeat until all the savoury zucchini pancake finished.

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe. Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,佛跳墙? or fó tiào qiáng, is an ancient Fujian originally variety of shark fin soup that created during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). This soup is well known as a chinese delicacy for its rich savoury taste with various high-end quality ingredients and specially prepared within 2-3 days prior to serving. Sinsfully non-vegetarian Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup aromas even made a meditated Buddha Monk jump off  the Buddhist monastery wall once they smells the festive soup even they were vegetarian and prohibited to eat meat. That’s the phillosophy behind Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup name. The cheap version called as Poor’s Man Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, usually without addition of abalone and shark fin.

Recipe Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Shark Fin Abalone Sea Cucumber

Fully Loaded Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup with Shark Fin, Abalone, Sea Cucumber,  Scallops, Fish Maw, Fat Chay, Dried Oyster and Ginseng

Buddha jump over the wall soup is fully loaded with several high quality product such shark fin, abalone (Pau Hi), dried scallops (Conpoy), sea cucumber (Haisom), fish maw (Hipiaw), hair vegetables (Fat chay), bamboo shoots, beef tendon, ginseng root, Chinese Huan ham, chicken, pork ribs, pork feet and chinese flower mushroom. Sometimes it even extended with more than 30 ingredients including quail egg, taro,cordycepts, ginkgo biloba nuts, lotus seed, lotus root, chicken and many more. You can replace it with beef instead of pork for a kosher or halal version of Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, High-end Chinese Delicacy

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is a high end delicacy soup that represent the wealth and status of the Chinese descent family during a special occations like wedding, birthday or Chinese New Year dinner. Some fancy chinese restaurant even tagged fully loaded  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup over 150 USD for a single bowl. Even Guinnes world record rewared Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup as The World Most Expensive Soup. I guess this soup is just perfect to impressed your chinese descent Mother in Law gonna be.

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup with Stringy Translucent Shark Fin

Shark Fin Soup Recipe Buddha Jump Over The Wall

Slurrping the Stringy, Chewy and Crunchy Shark Fin on Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup…..

The using of shark fin and abalone in Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup implicated in destructive fishing practices, are controversial for both environmental and ethical reasons. Indonesia is one of the coutry that legaly the ethical shark finning practice, ethical shark finning (actually it’s not a cruelty shark finning) means the entire shark body must be landed first with the fins attacheed, which means shark finning with removing the shark’s fin and discarded the carcass to the ocean directly after catched is banned. Instead of discarded to the ocean. the shark fillet is used for making a fish paste, cracker or fish satay (shark fillet kebab) that famous in Bali Island.

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Homemade Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup recipe

Making Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is actually easy, but i guess it’s require time and energy (LPG or Electric Power) effort  for waiting it done. If you using the dried ingredients, you should rehydrate the dried ingredients first before using it, started with Soaking and preparing dried sea cucumber and then followed by Soaking and preparing the dried abalone. Don’t forget to Deep frying, soaking and preparing the fish maw. Some ingredients need to be soaked hours or minutes before cooking, just counting your  estimated dinner time. One of the most important things is DO NOT DISCARD THE SOAKING LIQUID !!!, except the tasteless liquid for soaking sea cucumber  and shark’s fins. The soaking liquid of dried abalone, dried scallops, dried oyster and dried squid is tasty, make sure you save it for the soup. I guess it’s better be budgeting the ready to use products, either frozen or canned shark fin, sea cucumber and abalone if you don’t want to wasting your time to prepare it from scracth.

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Double Boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup with Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw and Dried Scallops

Basic recipe how to make Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is simple, the soup is boiled with the roasted bone broth or superior stock first and then transferred into a heat proof porcelaine jar or pot and then the prescious parcell were boiled or steamed in a larger metal container. It’s sounds pretty simple, just like covered au bain marrie; but Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup required 12 HOURS to mantain the constant low heat. This process called double boiling or double boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, just make sure you won’t run out of the LPG once you made it. Don’t forget to check the doness of your soup every 1 hour if it’s  after first 6 hours, mine was ready for about 9 hours, DO NOT OVERCOOKED it!!!.The extensive long simmerring made all the flavour extracted and the ingredients tenderized. Here the picture of the ingredients of Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, but before that:

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 300 gr Dried Shark Fin, soaked 6-12 hours and steamed 30 minutes
  • 12 piece Dried Abalone, soaked 2-3 days
  • 3 piece of dried Sea Cucumber, How to Soaking and Prepare Sea Cucumber
  • 100 gr Dried Scallop (Conpoy), soaked 6-12 hours
  • 50 gr Dried Oyster, soaked 30 minutes
  • 100 gr Beef Tendon
  • 1 Ginseng Root, soaked 30 minutes (use a tiny ginseng root or it’s overpowering the soup)
  • 50 gr Chinese Mushrooms, soaked 20-30 minutes
  • 1 medium size Dried Cuttlefish, soaked 20-30 minutes
  • 1 medium size Bamboo Shoots, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium size Lotus Root, thinly slice
  • 30 gr lotus seed
  • 100 gr Ginkgo Biloba Nuts
  • 100 gr Beef Tendon
  • 10 gr Black Moss(Fat Choy/ Fat Cai)
  • 500 gr Pork Ribs 0r Oxtail (you can replace with chicken)
  • 10 gr Dried Goji Berry (Keichi)
  • 10 Dried Jujube (Angcho)
  • 2 L Roasted Bone Broth or Homemade Superior Stock

How to Make Double Boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe:

  • Put all the  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup ingredients (plus the soaking liquid) and the roasted bone broth to a large pot, bring it to boil
  • Once it boil, turn off the heat
  • Transfer the Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup to heat proof pocelain pot or jar, put the cover on
  • Wrap the entire porcelaine jar with aluminium foil
  • Put the prescious Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup parcell to a larger metal pan or steamer
  • Boil or steam with low heat the parcell for about 8-12 hours, depend on the size of your Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup ingredients
  • Adjust the level of water during the double boiling  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup
  • Check the doness of your Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup within every 1 hours after first 6 hours, DO NOT OVERCOOKED IT!!!
recipe homemade bone broth roasted bone stock

Roasted Bone Broth or Stock Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Roasted Bone Broth Recipe:

  • 2 Beef Bones, crack in the middle
  • 500 gr beef oxtail (i’m using pork tail)
  • 6 cloves garlic, bruised
  • 3 shallots, cut into big chunck
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, thinly slice
  • 2 scallions. cut into 3 inches
  • 1 lemongrass*optional, bruised
  • 1/2 nutmeg, bruised
  • 3 green cardamon
  • 2 inches cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 L water

How to make Homemade Roasted Bone Broth Recipe:

  • Preheat oven in 250 C
  • Put all ingredients in a baking tray, season with salt and pepper
  • Drizzle olive oil over it
  • Roasted for about 30-45 minutes until the bone is charred and browned
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Roasted Bone for Making the Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup

  • Put all the roasted bone mixture and water to the sauce pan, don’t forget to scrapped the bottom of the baking tray with wooden spoon
  • Bring it to boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced into half amount, it’s requires about 4 hour or more
  • Sieve the liquid through a fine cheese cloth and save the oxtail
  • Now you can use the homemade bone broth

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Yong Tau Foo Recipe (Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu,Tahu Isi Ikan)

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Yong Tau Foo Recipe (Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu,Tahu Isi Ikan)

Yong tau foo , yong tofu, yong tao foo, yong tau fu, yong tau hu, or yen tafo in Thailand is popular street vendor soup that consist fish ball, soft tofu and veggies  that stuffed with fish paste. This is originally from Chinese Hakka that  popular in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The general stuffing for young tao foo is minced fish and/or chicken or pork that mixed with egg white and starch onto  a smooth paste. Yong tao foo is usually served in a clear broth. The yong tou foo is cut up to a bite size  just before serving.

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Yong Tau Foo Recipe Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu

Various veggies can be stuffed with fish paste, commonly bittergourd, mushrooms, chillies, eggplant, radish and eggplant. The bitter gourd and chillies must be soaked with salt water first to reduce the langu or strong bitter and hot taste. The Hakka style yong tou fu is usually deep fried or pan fred first to get nice browned color. Instead of serving in a aclear broth, the Hakka style is usually braised with fermented yellow  bean or tauco and a minced meat.

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Resep Sup Siomay Tahu Isi Adonan Ikan

Yong tau fu is called tahu isi ikan or fish paste stuffed  tofu in Indonesia.The other tofu and veggies stuffed with fish paste is called siomay. Siomay is usually served with peanut sauce and kecap manis or  sweet soy sauce. In  Palembang, one of the largest city in Indonesia, we used to called a fish meat ball soup as tekwan. Tekwan is fish ball soup in a clear broth with  jullienned earwood mushrooms. I like to add some heavy cream or thick coconut cream to the fish paste to make it not too chewy when cooked. The coconut cream made the filling easily chewed but the texture is still slightly crunchy. Instead serving with hot and  sour dip, i like to serve the yong tofu with sambal tauco or spicy fermented bean sauce.

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Recipe HomemadeYong Tau Foo (Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu,Tahu Isi Ikan)

Ingredient:

Yong Tau Foo recipe:

  • 4 large tofu block, cut in half into 2 triangle, poke a hole in the center to tuck the stuffing
  • 1 bitter gourd, deseeded cut 1 inch, soak in warm salt water for about 10 minutes, washed with fresh water
  • 10 red chilllies,  deseeded, soak in warm salt water for about 10 minutes, washed with fresh water
  • 10 green chilllies,  deseeded, soak in warm salt water for about 10 minutes, washed with fresh water
  • 10 shiitake mushrooms, cut the stem
  • 1 radish, cut in half longwise, poke a hole in the center to tuck the stuffing
  • 1 oyong or young chinese gourd, cut 5 cm and discard the soft core
  • 6 baby japanese eggplant, discard the core and poke a hole in the center to tuck the stuffing
soak bitter goud with water get rid the bitter taste

Soak the bitter gourrd and the chillies to reduce the bitter and hot taste

Yong Tau Foo Fish Filling Recipe :

  • 700 gr fish paste( i use 1 kg fish paste)
  • 300 gr minced chicken/pork (you can replace with fish paste too)
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 2  egg white
  • 2 scallion, finely chopped
  • 3 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cube chicken buillion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream/ coconut cream*optional

Instruction:

How to Make Yong Tau Foo:

  • Mix all stuffing ingredients (except the chopped scallion and chillies)
  • Set aside about 300 gr of the filling mixture to make a fish ball
  • Mix the rest of it with the chopped  scallion and chillies for the filling
  • Pat dry all veggies, dip or apply the tapioca  flour in the stuffing surface
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Dip the bitter gourd in a tapioca starch before stuffed with fish paste

  • Drag the access flour
  • Stuffed the filling with a teaspoon, don’t overfilling
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Stuffed bitter gourd with fish paste

  • Put all stuffed veggies in oil coated  pirex bowl
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Yong tau foo before steamed

  • Steam over high heat for about 10 minutes
  • Let it get to room temperature
  • Pan fried with a little of oil to browned it just before serving
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Fried Yong Tau Foo

 Fish Ball and Broth Recipe:

  • Bring 4 L water to boil
  • Add the fish head, fish bone and chicken bone and season with salt and pepper
  • Add 1 bulb garlic and 1 cut onion, bring to boil
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes
  • Strain the liquid with fine sieve cheese choth and discard the solid ingredients
  • Keep the broth warm and not get boiled
  • Make a fish ball with 2 tablespoons and put it into the broth
  • Your fishball is ready when it floated.
  • Served it with fish paste stuffed veggies and #SAMBAL TAUCO
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Sambal Tauco

Resep Sambal Tauco or Fermented Bean Sauce Recipe :

  • 2 tbsp taucho or fermented bean paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fried peanut (i use instant gado-gado or peanut sauce)
  • 3 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 30 bird eye chillies
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup stock

How to Make Spicy Tauco Sambal:

  • Heat up the oil in a saucepan and browned the garlic, shallot and bird eye chillies, let it slighly cool
  • Process all ingredient except the stock in a blender untol smooth
  • Saute the mixture until fragrant
  • Add the stock, bring to boil
  • Simmer to reduce the fermented bean sauce until thicken

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Steamed Glutinous/Sticky Rice Dimsum with Chicken, Abalone, Salted Egg Yolk and Mushrooms Stuffing in Lotus Leaves Wrap(Lo Mai Gai/nuòmǐ jī)

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Lo Mai Gai Steamed Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf Recipe

Lo mai gai (Cantonese), nuòmǐ jī in (Mandarin) is a one of the chinese dim sum fest. Lo mai gai is actually steamed sticky or glutinous rice with chicken stuffing in lotus leaf wrap. The sticky or glutinous rice is pre-steamed or preboiled before wrapped in lotus leaf and steamed. General stuffing for lo mai gai is chicken, pork, chinese sausage or lap cheong, abalone, dried scallop or conpoy, mushrooms, and finely chopped dried shrimp. The dried lotus leaf is sumberged in hot water first to get soften,  patted dry and then applied some oil on the surface to prevent the glutinous rice is sticking.

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Lotus Leaf Wrapped Sticky Glutinous Rice Recipe (Lo Mai Gai)

In Indonesia, we used to called lo mak gai as lomak kai. Typical stuffing for lo mai gai in Indonesia is actually the same with the general type, but we used to add roasted pork chunk and salted egg yolk. Fot a speciall occasion, some restaurant added some rehydrated dried abalone and sea cucumber too. The stuffing is generally sauteed first, but because my grandmother ask me to not sauteed it first then i did’t. She insist that the juice of the chicken that driven off while steaming is watering the glutinous rice and given the nice flavour too. For a pregnant or newly giving birth mother, local chinese descent pour the Brand’s Essence of Chicken before steaming to give a nutrition and gaining their appetite.

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My own plates of lo mai gai dimsum fest !

Lo mai gai is not as popular as Kuo Tie/Jiaozi/Gyoza or siu may in Indonesia since lotus leaf is not common ingredient in Indonesian kitchen. We used to use banana leaf insead lotus leaf. You can got this totus leaf in chinese grocelries nearby for about 1- 1,5 $ each. Lotus leaf give a nice aromas to any rice and savory dishes that;s why this is suits for wrapping steamed chicken and sticky rice. In the other hand, banana leaves give a sweet hint aromas and i think this is suits for wrapping any seafood and sweet bites. But actually you can used the banana leaf or even taro leaf to substitude the lotus leaf.

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lo mai gai (steamed sticky rice) dim sum stuffing: chicken, abalone, mushrooms, sausage, lotus seed, salted egg yolk and dried shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 lotus leaf, cut in half (mine is too small to wrap in half), soaked in
  • 1  cup glutinous rice or sticky rice
  • 1 boneless kampong/malay chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked, finely chopped
  • 2 dried hioko/chinese mushrooms, soaked, chopped
  • 1 dried woodear mushroom, soaked, chopped
  • 1 salted duck egg yolk
  • 3 salted quail egg yolk
  • 30 gr dried lotus seed, soaked
  • 1 chinese sausage/ lap cheung( i use 3 tiny Meica turkey sausage)
  • 2 small processed / rehydrated dried abalone, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp angciu/ chinese rice wine
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped ( half for marinade and the rest for the stuffing)
  • 1/2 tsp szechuan peppercorn, toasted, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • freshly grounded black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup water for boiling the sticky rice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk for boiling the sticky rice (my personal touch)
  • 1/4 cup water/chicken stock/ Brand’s essence of chicken for pouring the sticky rice

Preparation:

  • Mix the chicken with oyter sauce, szechuan peppercorn, soy sauce, salt, pepper and rice wine, salt, pepper and sesame oil, let it marinade overnight.
  • Firstly in the next morning, toasted the sticky rice until pale brown, washed in running tab water and soaked about 30 minutes, drain
  • In heavy bottom sauce pan, boil the water and coconut milk, season with salt and peppe and put the rice into the pan
  • Stir occationally, let it boil again and simmer until the liquid evaporated with medium flame and DO NOT STIR the mixture
  • Turn off the heat and set aside
  • Sauteed 1 tbsp chopped garlic and dried shrip until browned, set aside
  • Mix the marinated chicken breast with sauteed garlic, mushrooms and lotus seed
  • Meanwhile, pat dry the lotus leaf and apply some oil to the surface
  • Put half amount of the sticky rice, make a circle hole in the middle
  • Put the salted duck yolk in the middle hole and arrange the sausage and the abalone surrond it
  • Put the marinated chicken mixture in the middle until covering the salted egg yolk

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  • Add the remining glutinous or sticky rice to cover the stuffing

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  • Pour the chicken stock/Brand’s essence of chicken over the sticky rice
  • Wrap the lotus leaves just like you make an envelope

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  • Tide up the lotus parcell with butcher twines

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  • Steam over heat heat for about 40 minutes, adjust the water for boiling the lo mk gai

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  • Open the lotus wrapper and add chopped chilli, scallion and garlic chives

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