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A pungent rum from Java which is nonetheless light-bodied.



Ash gourd, winter melon or wax gourd.

bolu teke


A Javanese name for the ivy gourd. A small crunchy gourd reminiscent of a gherkin, green ripening to red, popular in the cuisines of India, Thailand, Indonesia and other South East Asian countries. The shoots and leaves can also be eaten.

buah kiwi


Kiwi fruit



"Head foot." Cephalopod.

gom arab


Gum arabic, used for emulsifying, stabilising and thickening. It is extracted from the acacia.

jamur merang


Straw mushroom. A sought-after species of edible mushroom cultivated throughout East and Southeast Asia and used extensively in Asian cuisines. Straw mushrooms are grown on rice straw beds and picked immature, before the caps open.



Soya sauce

kecap asin


Indonesian soya sauce, which has a saltier stronger taste than generally available brands.

kecap manis


A sweetened Indonesian version of soya sauce naturally brewed from soya beans and wheat.