Monday, February 9, 2009


Toko Gembira Logo

Welcome to Jonathan and Yanti's Toko Gembira Times! Here you can view Toko Gembira's line of wholesome Indonesian food products. As a bonus, we are including delicious, easily prepared traditional Indonesian recipes. Our recipes are designed for busy families without abundant time to spend slaving in the kitchen, yet desire a healthful and scrumptious family meal. Our delightful line of products are specially designed for all levels of cooking skills. Visit and be ammazed by our low prices and high quality. To find out why Toko Gembira began, check out our "About Us" page.


Bumbu Rendang, only $2.92

Bumbu Rendang is beef in chili and coconut milk. This may sound strange to the untrained, but you will have changed your mind once you've tried this delicious dish!

What you'll need:

  • 500gr. (1lb) calf beef;
  • .8l (1qt) coconut milk;
  • 1 sachet of Munik Beef in Chili and Coconut Milk Seasoning (Rendang) available at

Cooking Directions:

  1. Add in coconut milk, beef and full contents of Munik seasoning sachet into a wide-base medium saucepan.
  2. Once boiling, lower the heat and allow to simmer, cooking until the gravy thickens.

It's that easy! You can find this and many more great food products at, your online warung!

Bumbu Nasi Goreng, only $2.92
Nasi Goreng is a very popular dish. You can never go wrong with this tasty fried rice recipe. Don't be affraid to add your own flair to it, maybe some meatballs, hotdogs, fried chicken, whatever you want!
What you'll need:
  • 600gr. plain white rice, cooked (we prefer jasmine rice);
  • 1 sachet of Munik Fried Rice Seasoning (Bumbu Nasi Goreng), available at

Cooking Direction:

  1. Mix the cooked rice with Munik instant seasoning into wok or frying pan (note: You will find that vegetable oil produces the best results).
  2. Stir contents in frying pan on low heat to your preference.
  3. You are ready to serve!

It's that easy! You can find this and many more great food products at, your online warung!

Item Reviews

Here's Toko Gembira's answer to those hot summer days ahead: Teh Botol!! If you like iced tea, if you've ever lived in or visited Jakarta, you'll know this is the the best thirst quencher around. At only $3.99 per six pack, you just can't go wrong! Hurry while supplies last.

Throw these into your frying pan and watch them grow into delicious shrimp-flavored crackers. Irresistible and addictive, your whole family will love them. They make a great addition to your nasi goreng, beef rendang, sup buntut recipes. Just go to and check out our amazing selection for yourself.

Try one of Toko Gembira's most popular fare. These just fly off our shelves. We simply cannot keep up with the wild demand we've encountered. Rich milk chocolate generously filled with delicious cashew nuts. One bar isn't enough!

For those who enjoy the art of cooking the traditional way, this grinder is an absolute necessity! My wife swears by it. It's available at the Toko Gembira web site for only $26.00.

Just in time for your Idul Fitri celebrations, here's the ketupat! When you're busy in the kitchen, it's nice to know that the ketupat's ready to go. Just drop these bags into a pot of water and boil. It's as simple as that.

Visit our friends, too!


Indonesia Food and Beverage

Author: Stacy Bergdahl

Spicy and sweet are the favorite flavors of the Indonesians. If you don't ask for “no sugar” in your coffee or tea it will be dripping with sweetness. Spicy chili sauce accompanies most savory dishes.

Nasi, or rice, is the staple of most Indonesian cuisine. Nasi campur is a delightful street food. Street vendors, usually older Indonesian ladies, cook up home made individual dishes of fried tofu, vegetables (cucumber, green beans, spinach like greens), chicken and beef and you choose which items you want over steamed rice. It's wrapped in a brown paper, tied with a rubber band and eaten with the right hand (left is used for bathroom business). Nasi goreng is a fried rice dish with chopped carrots and cabbage and topped with a fried egg and shrimp crackers. Indonesians tend to eat when they are hungry so they often eat alone, unlike Westerners who enjoy eating together as a means to bring people together socially. Warungs (Indonesian restaurants) now dot the cities for tourists more than the locals and in many places serve Brazilian, Chinese and Aussie food as well.

A giant banana pancake is a breakfast favorite and served with fresh fruit such as pineapple and papaya. Super sour yogurt chock full of acidophilus is a treat to have on top of fruit drizzled with a bit of honey. Jaffels are another breakfast and lunch item which is 2 pieces of sweet white bread put in a sandwich press like a panini and filled with savory items like cheese, tomato and avocado or sweet such as bananas and honey. The bread is smothered in butter so it gets crispy and delicious like toast.

Bintang is the beer of choice! A pilsner, it comes in a 22 oz. bottle. Since it is so warm outside, you have to drink it fast. Arak is the local spirit derived from palm trees and usually mixed with fruit juices. All fruit juice is the fruit thrown into the blender, nothing packaged. Lassi is another popular drink that is fruit and yogurt blended together.

Fresh and delicious is Indonesian food.

About the Author:

Stacy has been traveling all over the globe with her husband Andrew since February 2008. You can visit their blog at

Article Source:

Indonesian Spicy Food - "meat Rendang"

Author: Darso Rhadika

Indonesia have thousands of Island, the second bigger Island is Sumatera.

Sumatera divided six Provinces, and one of them is West Sumatera. There is a famous city at this province named Padang City.

Besides rich of customs and many good destination Padang have hundreds of food recipes. If You visiting Padang City one time, don't forget to taste The Padang Cuisine. Padang Cuisine one of the famous Indonesian culinary.

Padang was famous with the spicy foods that is Rendang, base material rendang from egg or meat and red pepper.

I am sure after having a meal Rendang your sight more bright.

Here is complete recipe :

For 4 portions serving :

- ¼ kg Meat

- 4 cloves red onion

- red pepper (as your desire )

- chili ( as your desire )

- 3 cloves garlic

- 4 - 5 cloves candlenut

-1 stick lemongrass

- 3 pcs lemon leaf

- 1 clove ginger plant

- salt

- sugar palm

- Flavoring

- vegetable oil

- coconut milk

Cooking instructions :

Slices meat as your desire and then clean it.

Boiling water then put meat inside let it 15 minutes

Raises meat ( in order it more tender )

Pound all of ingredient or spices except lemongrass, lemon leaf and ginger plant.

Fried all of ingredient, put inside lemongrass, lemon leaf and ginger plant let it up to good smell, then put meat inside pour coconut milk sufficiently.

Cooking its up to water shrink, then rendang spicy ready for serving.

Would you like to find more food recipes?, here are the excellent resources

Italian Cooking Recipes Blog and Spicy Food Resources Blog

About the Author:

The owner Wine and Cheese Resources

Article Source:

Ingredient of Indonesian Dishes

Author: Hermawan


Indonesia dishes are amongst the most delicious in the world, to make Indonesian dishes we need a lot of ingredients. But sometime we have a problem to find or to know ingredients we need to make Indonesian dishes.

Have the following ingredients on hand in your pantry to make it easier to prepare Indonesian-style dishes. Most ingredients can be found in your local supermarket or greengrocer. Some of the specialized ingredients can be found in Asian Food stores.

These is some of the following ingredients of Indonesian dishes:

- Capsicum: Also known as red or green peppers.

- Capsicum:From the candleberry tree, these nuts look like macadamia nuts and taste like Brazil nuts. Available from Asian Food strores.

- Cardamon: Spice from the ginger family. Seeds are purchased whole, either in or out of their pods, or grounds.

- Chillies: Small red chillies are the hottest. The larger red chillies are milder and green chillies are milder still. Seeds are often discarded as they are the hottest part of the chilli..

- Coconut Cream: Thick white liquid that rises to the surface when coconut milk is left to stand.

- Coconut Milk: This is not the juice from the inside of the fresh coconut but the liquid extracted from the white flesh.

- Coriander: Indonesians use only the seed of the coriander plant, not the leaves or roots.

- Cumin: An aromatic spice with a pungent flavour, seeds are available whole or ground.

- Egg Noodles (fine, dry): looks like fine spaghetti which has been wound into a small bundless.

- Ginger: Fresh ginger root is recommended, rather than dried. Indonesians also use laos and galagal which give a similar flavour and are occasionally available fresh from Asian Food stores.

- Palm Sugar: Dark brown sugar made from the juice of the coconut palm flower. Sold in hard blocks, cut off required amount and crush it. Available from Asian Food stores.

- Peanut Oil: A light oil used extensively in Indonesian cooking. Coconut oil is also used.

- Rice Flour: Is finely ground white or brown rice and often used as a thickener.

- Shrimp Paste(terasi): Extremely pungent, salty paste, sold in jars. Also available in hard blocks, use sparingly.

- Soy Sauce (kecap): Light soy sauce which is thin and salty. Kecap manis is dark soy sauce which is thick and sweet.

That is some of the following ingredients that we can use when we make Indonesian dishes. To learn more about the Indonesian dishes recipes, please visit:, good luck for all of you guys.

About The Author

Hermawan is an entrepreneur, and he has a lot of recipes idea to share, please visit:

About the Author:

Hermawan is an entrepreneur, and he has a lot of recipes idea to share, see the recipes on

Article Source: