Ana’s Indonesian street food festival

Our guest chef Ana is back by popular demand! This Friday she transforms Mótto into an Indonesian market street. Here’s her rundown of the tasty dishes she has in store…

Sate or Satay

“Sate is a dish of seasoned, marinated, bamboo-skewered, and grilled meat served with various spicy sauce, sweet soy and peanut sauce are two most common ones. You can almost have all kind of meat for satay; diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, or even fish. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Sweet soy sauce and peanut sauce are most common sauce used.

“Sate is available all over Indonesia and the most famous ones are originated from Madura, East Java. Most often made from mutton or chicken, the recipe’s main characteristic is the black sauce made from Indonesian sweet soy sauce mixed with palm sugar, garlic, deep fried shallots, and peanut paste. Chicken Madura sate is usually served in peanut sauce, while the mutton Madura satay is usually served in sweet soy sauce. Sate Madura uses thinner chunks of meat than other variants. It is eaten with rice or rice cakes wrapped in banana leaves. Raw thinly sliced shallot and plain chili sauce are often served as condiments.

“This is also little Obama’s favorite dish, when he lived in Jakarta as a child with his mum and his Indonesian step father.”



“Gado-gado is originated from Betawi (indigenous people from Jakarta). It is salad of slightly boiled vegetables and hard-boiled eggs served with a peanut sauce dressing. Gado-gado in Betawi language means “mix-mix” is made of rich mixture of vegetables such as potatoes, string beans, bean sprouts, spinach, chayote, bitter gourd, corn and cabbage, with tofu, tempeh and hard-boiled eggs, all mixed in peanut sauce dressing, sometimes also topped with krupuk (shrimp-based chips) and sprinkles of fried shallots. It is widely available from hawkers carts, stalls (warung) and restaurants and hotels in Indonesia. Though it is customarily called a salad, the sauce is a larger component of gado-gado than is usual in Western-style salads; the vegetables should be well coated with it. Formerly, gado-gado sauce was generally made to order, sometimes in front of the customers to suit their personal preference for the amount of chili pepper included.”


Es Campur (read: es ʧampoor)

“Campur in Indonesian language means mix. It is mixed shaved ice dessert that is easily found in any streets of Indonesia i.e. push cart hawkers, small eatery stalls (kaki lima) or even restaurants. It is called “campur” basically because it contains variety of diced tropical fruit such as rambutan, jackfruit, peach, mango, pineapple and even avocado. By the way, Indonesians use avocados only for dessert. Es campur is best served after having hot spicy food, the mixture of syrup, condenced milk, and cold water with is perfect for sweet toothed. If you are not too keen on condensed milk, you can improvise by simply using coconut milk.”

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