Archive for September, 2007

Gulai Taucho / Gulai Tauco

Friday, September 28th, 2007


Apology for the quality of the picture. It is indeed not up to my standard. But, I didnt manage to find the time to prepare for the shot. I had to rush to a morning class . I may redo the picture later. For the time being, this picture should suffice :)

This dish emerged during the dutch-colonial-reign. Asian-merchants who came to trade brought the wonderful black soya beans to Indonesia. Both locals and settlers created dishes that combine the best of both worlds. This recipe is one of them, a perfect example of fusion cooking at its greatest. Let’s get into it, shall we?

6 shallots, grated.
2 cloves of garlic, grated.
1 cm ginger, grated.
2 cm galangal, crushed.
3 shallots, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
15 green chilies, cut diagonally.
500 green beans, cut diagonally
2 salam leaves
1 stalk of lemongrass, bruissed
peteh beans (optional)
tempeh, cut into small cubes, fried.
tofu, cut into small cubes, fried
boiled eggs/ fried fish (optional)
1/2 can of coconut milk
4 tbs taucho sauce.
1 tomato, cut into pieces

Start cooking by heating the cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the minced shallots and garlic until the garlic smell intesifies and the diced onions turn translucent.

Once the onions are translucent, add the rest of the spices and the green chilies. Let it cook until the chilies turn to a darker green colour.

Add the coconut milk, taucho, and the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to a boiling point, stir occasionally.

Add salt and sugar to taste.