Javanese beef stew is a typically a beef stew cooked with Indonesian sweet soy sauce, which contributes to its dark color and sweet taste, and the distinct nice flavor from bay leaves. Let's cook dear!
Hi Good People,
It's weekend, time to spend our quality time at home with the loved ones. Boring to eat at the restaurant? Ordering fast food by phone? Let's cook!
Dont you know?
That Indonesia has more than two dozens variety of beef stews, one or more for each of the 34 provinces in the country? It is a very popular dish in Indonesia. The version cited in this recipe is the classic version, popularized by the people of West Java. The key ingredients are nutmeg and dark soy sauce (which contributes to the somewhat-sweet taste of the stew). Instead of tomato, some regions in Indonesia (Borneo mostly), add rice vinegar to the stew to give the dish a slightly acidic undertone. Some other still adds red pepper flakes to the stew to make it spicy. Also, instead of potatoes, different regions have made the dish with red beans, macaroni, or mushrooms.
I decided to do a post of Indonesian food since I was born there and lived in the country for >25 years. The very first dish I learned to make was Indonesian and to this day, I retain my family of the well-spiced Indonesian food. Many people don't know about Indonesia. Aside from the fact that President Obama used to live in the country and love its bakso (meatball noodle soup) and nasi goreng (fried rice), the average people don't even know that Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world. Naturally, I will publish recipes for nasi goreng in the future, but for this first Indonesian recipe post, I decided to put out one that I've loved since childhood and still make occasionally.
So, lemme share you a very simple reciepe of Semur Daging/Javanese Beef Stew. Here we go!
Happy weekend :)