How to make Lontong without banana leaves
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How to make Lontong without banana leaves

Lontong is a type of hard-boiled rice cakes and popular sundries in many Indonesian food dishes. Originally, lontong is made using banana leaves as its wrappers. As it’s not convenient to buy banana leaves when you’re living in the west, i.e. the UK, USA, etc., this tutorial gives you an idea how to make lontong using food-grade plastic bag as the wrapper.

Ketoprak Jakarta recipe: beansprouts, vermicelli, and tofu salad with peanut sauce
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Ketoprak Jakarta recipe: beansprouts, vermicelli, and tofu salad with peanut sauce

Ketoprak is a traditional salad from the Jakarta area. Its main ingredients are lontong/ ketupat, beansprouts, rice vermicelli, and tofu. And its dressing is made of garlicky and spicy peanut sauce.