Hi everyone! This is my first blog about Indonesian desserts and snacks. Since Indonesia is very big with over 5,300 traditional delicious recipes, this blog contains original dessert recipes across the country.
We have more or less 5,350 traditional recipes. Indonesia is one of the biggest rice consumers and we always consume steamed white rice along with various side dishes such as chicken, beef and fish. The most important sauce for Indonesian people is sambal, because it makes the food tastier. Also we like to eat with our hands instead of using spoon and fork. In Holland, they always use fork and knife even when they eat rice. One of my friends in Holland saw me eating with my fingers and she said it’s dirty and unthinkable to eat with hand. But keep in mind we always wash our hands beforehand!
Indonesia is a heaven for food lovers. You can find food everywhere at any time since we are known for our street food, which comes in various types of food carts; warung (small and humble shop),
kaki lima which literally translated to five legs (cart) and pikulan (carrying using rod). And if you get a chance to visit Indonesia and really want to experience and taste the real Indonesian cuisine, you should try the street food! Having said so, you have to be careful because they are extremely unhygienic.
In this blog, I am sharing an amazing dessert recipe from Sulawesi, an island in east of Borneo. Sulawesi is popular with its seafood but is also well known for their desserts. The most popular basic ingredient of the local dessert is banana and this time I will share a recipe about making your own es pisang ijo pemuda (green banana dessert). Basically, it is made from crushed ice with thick coconut milk, and top off with pink rose syrup and a green banana, which is made with flour skin wrapped around a baked banana.
Ingredients for es pisang ijo:
- 6 pieces of banana fruit
- 50 gram of rice flour (you can get it at Albert Heijn)
- 100 ml of food coloring
- 300 ml of water
- ½ tsp of salt
For the sauce
- 650 ml of coconut milk
- 50 gram of wheat flour
- 75 gram of sugar
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 leaf of Pandan leaf (you can get at TOKO or any Chinese store)
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Strawberry syrup
- Cheddar cheese
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Crushed ice
How to make:
- Mix together the water, rice flour, food coloring, and salt in one pan and set in low fire. Always stir until cooked, around 25 minutes and then turn off the heat.
- While still hot, pour the dough slowly to the mixing pan.
- Divide dough into 6 flatten round dough and then arrange banana on the flatten round dough, roll slowly like rolling like Swiss roll and shape like a banana.
- Wrap each banana roll with clingwrap and steam on medium fire for approx.. 15 mintues
- Transfer the rolls on serving plate, unwrap let cool.
- Now for the sauce, mix all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil over medium fire while stirring constantly
- Keep stirring until the sauce thickened
Then, the es pisang ijo ready to serve with the sauce!
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