At Big Nyonya in Melacca, Malaysia, Chef Kenny Chan, and Asian food guru KF Seetoh introduce us to the lesser known flavors of the Peranakan pantry. Peranakan cuisine, also known as Nyonya cuisine, refers to the style of cooking that evolved from the inter-marriage of local Malays and Chinese immigrants in the 15th century. Combining Chinese cooking techniques, such as wok cooking, with Malay ingredients and spices, Peranakan food is noted for its tropical blend of tangy and spicy flavors.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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While in Malaysia’s Malacca region, we make a stop at a favorite local eatery, Donald and Lily’s, to taste some authentic, home-style Peranakan cooking.  We join Asian food guru K.F. Seetoh and the restaurant’s owner Donald Tan to learn about some special Peranakan dishes.


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Gareng Asam is the spicy Balinese translation of classic chicken soup. Here to show us how it’s made is William Wongso and Chef Gusti Nyoman Agus Wiadnyana, at Kamandalu Resort and Spa in Ubud, Bali. The key to this spicy soup is the wangen spice mix.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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Sate Bulayak in Lombok

On next sate stop, William Wongso takes us to a roadside sate stand in Lombok, specializing in Sate Bulayak. Sate Bulayak is made from beef intestine, liver, and meat, and served with chili sauce, and bulayak, a steamed glutinous rice cake, perfect for soaking up these great flavors.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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On the next stop of our tour of Indonesian sate, we visit Chef Heinz van Holzen at his Restaurant Bumbu Bali Benoa, in Tanjung, Bali. Originally born in Switzerland, Chef van Holzen has lived in Bali since 1990, and is a Balinese cuisine cookbook author, and owner of a restaurant and cooking school. He shows us how to make a flavorful and aromatic minced duck sate. 

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

 

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Sate Madura in Jakarta

The most beloved of all Indonesian street foods, sate is the sizzling snack of choice throughout Jakarta and the entire archipelago. William Wongso takes us on a tour of Jakarta’s sate stalls, and introduces us to sate Madura served with a peanut dipping sauce.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

 

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The most beloved of all Indonesian street foods, sate is the sizzling snack of choice throughout Jakarta and the entire archipelago. Showing us some variations of sate is Chef Yogi Artana, sous chef at Kamandalu Resort and Spa in Ubud, Bali.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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Indonesian Nasi Minyak

Rice is at the heart of any meal in Indonesia. Here at the Jambi Museum on the island of Sumatra, William Wongso and a local cook show us how to prepare Nasi Minyak, or Indonesian Fragrant Spiced Rice, originating from the Batang Hari Regency of Jambi in Sumatra.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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Indonesian Beef Rendang

Rendang, one of Indonesia’s most celebrated dishes, is a slow-cooked, spicy meat dish originating from West Sumatra. This slow cooking process is used to yield succulent, fork-tender meats with rich, caramelized flavors. At the Kamandalu Resort and Spa in Ubud, Bali, William Wongso shows Steve Jilleba, Corporate Executive Chef of Unilever Foods Solutions, how to make a classic Beef Rendang.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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Base genep, meaning “complete spice” in Indonesian, is an aromatic seasoning paste that is an essential ingredient in many Balinese dishes. Here to show us how it’s made is our guide William Wongso and Hindu priest and barbecue pit master, Chef Gede Yudi Awan. Chef Yudi is the owner of the restaurant Warung Sunset Chef Yudi in Badung, Bali, an establishment famous for its barbecued pork ribs.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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From perfectly caramelized beef rending, and regional favorites like Nasi Lemak, to traditional spice blends, and fiery sambals, join us on this appetizing tour of Indonesia and Malaysia as we discover the lesser known flavors of this Southeast Asian region that is captivating diners around the world. Our guide to Indonesia is William Wongso, world-renowned authority on Indonesian food and cooking. In Malaysia we join Asian food guru K.F. Seetoh to get an insider’s tour of Malaysia’s home-style kitchens.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA/

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Sticky Black Rice Pudding is a classic Thai dessert. In this superfood version, CIA Chef Scott Samuel adds black beans, coconut milk, and mango. The fudgy texture of the black beans makes them the perfect addition to this pudding.  

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe30.html

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This flatbread is both decadent and packed with nutrition. The whole wheat crust is topped with kale, oyster mushrooms, and white beans. In place of heavy alfredo sauce, Chef Scott prepares a creamy white bean puree as the base sauce on this flatbread. The flatbread could easily be prepared vegetarian by omitting the wild boar sausage.

Recipe at:  http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe29.html


 

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With its earthy flavor, robust texture, and stellar nutritional accolades, it’s been hard to miss kale’s ascension to stardom. This kale salad with white beans, fennel, edamame, and a parmesan crisp is sure to please. In place of less healthful ingredients like sour cream or mayonnaise typically used in creamy dressings, Chef Scott achieves the same richness by blending white beans into the dressing.  

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe32.html

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While you might think of meatloaf as an all-American food, the Italians have a tasty version called Polpettone. CIA Chef Scott Samuel makes this produce-packed polpettone with a blend of ground turkey and white beans and serves it with a Swiss chard marinara sauce.   

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe31.html

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Red quinoa is an ancient grain high in both protein and fiber. Paired with navy beans, toasted almonds, yellow zucchini and a cumin lime vinaigrette, this salad is a healthy and delicious power house.
Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe28.html

 

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Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America shows us a new take on the classic pairing of cheese and grapes. He makes healthy, whole-grain house-made crackers and tops them with creamy mascarpone cheese, and a mixture of sliced red grapes, roasted serrano chiles, lime juice, and fennel.   

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe29.html

 

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From juice bars to coffee bars to cocktail bars, the venues where Americans drink have become more diverse…and a lot more inventive. Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America shows us a new take on lemonade, flavored with sweet black grape juice, tangy tamarind and herbaceous mint. The black grapes make the lemonade a beautiful purple color.

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe27.html

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Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America creates a light and fresh grilled flatbread. Juicy sweet red grapes, salty savory prosciutto, rich crème fraiche, and fresh herbaceous mint make this a perfectly balanced dish. This flatbread can be served as a shared appetizer or single entrée.   

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe28.html

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Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America shows us a Latin-inspired small plate that your customers will love: Mini Tostadas with Ancho Chile Chicken Carnitas and Spicy Green Grape Salsa. The spicy, sweet and acidic green grape salsa cuts through the richness of the mole, and makes for a perfect bite. 

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe25.html

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