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Peanut Sauce

peanut sauce 3

In our family, peanuts have always been our go-to snack. From pistachio, cashew, macadamia to even just the regular peanut. We have eaten it in many ways: fried, roasted, boiled you name it. Dad is to be blamed for this ‘crazy for nuts trend’ in the house. It is always his routine: come home from work, eat, sitting on Grandma’s rocking chair and has him a cigarette or two while chit-chatting with the family, then goes up to the bedroom and watch TV. Then he will always have a bag of peanuts with him. His favorite is the Kacang Disco Bali (We used to just call it ‘Kacang Goreng’, which means fried peanut) and Pistachio.


Kacang Disco Bali (wiki/File:Kacang_disco_Bali.JPG)

Then he moves on to Kacang Mente.

kacang mente

Kacang Mente (http://www.roemahsnack.com/our-products.php)

He likes to snack on it while watching TV. Somehow he always knows which channel has the best show. So we would all go to our parents’ bedroom and watch with him. And steal some of his snacks 😀


But! Mom is not following the troop. She always sticks with her Khong Guan Cream Cracker and sometimes she will pair it with a glass of hot Milo.

Khong Guan cream creackers 275gr

Ahh.. good old times!

Anyways, today I am going to show you how to make a delicious peanut sauce. As I have said above, peanut is a staple in our family. Growing up in Indonesia, we will always have a dish called “Gado Gado”, which is a dish consisted of veggies, boiled eggs, peanut sauce, tempeh, fried tofu and bean sprouts.This peanut sauce is delicious, good for you and it is very versatile. You can put it on almost everything and I bet it will still taste good. It is considered a quite healthy meal since it has a lot of protein, fiber, etc. I hope you will try this recipe!

Peanut sauce


1 cup of roasted peanuts

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons dark sweet soy sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

Water, as needed


Place everything in a blender and pulse until the paste is thick and creamy. Adjust the amount of water added to a desired consistency.

Peanut sauce 2

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Indonesian Avocado Shake

Hi, It’s Mimi! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For those who will be drinking, please be safe. Don’t drive under influence and assign a designated driver, please! For the three of us, it’s just another day because we rarely drink.

Anyway, to follow the theme for St. Patrick’s Day, we would like to introduce an alcohol-free recipe using avocado. I love avocado. It is such an amazing fruit, prized for its versatility. It works wonder for your skin too! Just mash a ripe avocado and use it as DIY facial/body/hair mask. You can add it into your dish – in salad, sandwich, sushi roll, burrito, taco, guacamole, kebab, macaron (yes, macarons! The recipe is coming soon) to Cheesecake Factory avocado egg rolls. But wait.. something’s missing. Right, avocado drink! We’ll teach you this easy Indonesian- style avocado shake with chocolate syrup.

Avocado is very high in fat content compared to other fruit; however, it is the good kind of fat (but that doesn’t mean you should head out to grocery stores and pick up lots of avocados). Too much of a good thing is not always good. It’s better to balance it out and consume moderately.  We used to have avocado shakes when we went out to Restoran Garuda for family dinner. It is our favorite Padang and Malay restaurant. Let’s leave it to another post for a more detailed explanation about Padang & Malay food.

This drink is very easy to make; it is smooth, creamy and satisfying.

Indonesian Avocado Shake


Serve: 2 glasses


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • Hershey Chocolate Sauce
  • 3-4 tsp condensed milk (more or less.. adjust to your own liking)
  • Milk
  • Ice cubes


1. Scoop out all the flesh

2. Throw everything into blender, except chocolate sauce. Blend away until smooth.

3. If it’s too thick, add more milk. If it’s too watery, add more avocados.

4. In your glass, swirl in chocolate sauce and pour avocado smoothie

5. Ready to serve 🙂 You can add cherry on top or dust in a little bit of cocoa powder

If you have extra avocados, don’t throw them away! You can use it as facial mask as mentioned above. You can also freeze them up for later use. Simply cut them up, squeeze a little bit of lemon to prevent them from browning, and freeze.

Have fun and be safe!


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