Refresh & revitalise with
A uniquely Indonesian plant-based powerfood.
Tempeh, fermented soy bean cake, is a great source of protein.
Combine it with RASAKU turmeric blend paste and discover a range of new tastes...
Mushroom & tempeh stew
Add RASAKU turmeric paste, shallots and sweet soy sauce to the classic 'semur' which features cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & ginger and enjoy the result with steamed rice. The pineapple is for a touch of tropical warmth!
Roast Sweet Potatoes
with smoky paprika tempeh mince.
Simple to make soul food.
Strengthen the immune system
& boost the mood with powerfoods.
Tempeh tenderloin anyone?
A thick round tempeh steak gently stewed in a reduced rich sauce from black olive puree and RASAKU turmeric paste. Cap it with a large single
portobello mushroom on a creamy mashed potato base,
topped with young broccoli stems and a rice cracker.
A Happy New Year to everyone!
I hope you and your family are safe and well. Good food fuels a strong body and a strong mind.
This month I am featuring tempeh simply because it is so versatile. Enjoyed it for itself, or as a good partner for meat, pork and chicken dishes. I believe it will gain an enthusiastic following not only among vegans and vegetarians but as interest continues to build in fermented foods. Tempeh - fermented soya beans - has been an Indonesian winner for centuries.
It is so much more accessible (see 'Where can I find tempeh?' below) and not expensive. Preparing a few simple dishes using tempeh can be a satisfying change and a pleasant break from staring at a screen while in lockdown. Whatever you do, whatever your routine - a warming soup after a winter walk, a late breakfast after a ZOOM meeting or perhaps a few extra vegetables for variety at family meal times - tempeh can add a new dimension to your cooking.
This January - widely known as 'Veganuary' why not give tempeh a try and power your family through the depths of winter!
Petty Pandean Elliott.
with spicy woku tomato sauce
Fried tempeh cracker snacks
Crispy, salty, nutty tempeh crackers are irresistible with drinks before dinner. Make thin slices from the tempeh block and deep fry in hot oil for a few minutes before draining on kitchen towel.
Where can I find tempeh?
There are a number of suppliers online as well as selected supermarkets and specialist food stores offering tempeh. Here are some alternatives:
Natural fresh pastes & sambals are a great introduction
to the food of Indonesia
Centuries ago, known as the 'Spice Islands' Indonesia was the talk of the world as the source of the precious and hugely popular nutmeg and cloves.
Today it still exports spices, as well as coffee, tea, chocolate, coconut products and oils.
Yet the food of this tropical giant is a mystery, or at best unfamiliar to many outside its borders.
At RASAKU we want to change that situation. Our goal is to introduce tasty, and healthy contemporary Indonesian dishes using easy-to-use ingredients that take away the fuss of cooking, save you a bit of time and give real pleasure.
As home cooking is on the rise during lockdown times, we will also offer
cooking classes online and, from
time to time, at selected venues.
We think now is a great time to spread and share interesting new experiences in nutritious foods for everyone, from meat lovers to seafood champions, for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free exponents – Indonesian food has something for everyone.
So while we wait for that brighter future we invite you to join in and enjoy the flavours of the original Spice Islands.
Petty Pandean Elliott
Chef and Food Author
Easy to cook.
Bold flavours, minimum fuss.
Online orders placed Friday-Monday will be delivered normally by Wednesday.
Online orders placed Tuesday- Wednesday will be delivered by Friday.