I love the authentic food that she makes, which she then beautifully styled and photographed them. Pepy, the blog owner and editor of Indonesia Eats is very talented and never fails to share mouth-watering recipes on her blog. Coming from her neighbouring country, Malaysia, there are many similarities in our cookings. Of course, there are also those that I learn as I read her blog on a regular basis. Today, I am tremendously happy to have Pepy on my blog, where she shares a dish that I love most, Rujak Manis (or Rojak, we called it in Malaysia). Let’s welcome Pepy!
This is my third guest post for Malaysian bloggers. Leemei Tan is very talented food photographer that I’ve known; beautiful photos, recipes and travel notes. About a week ago, she sent an email and offered me to be her blog’s guest writer. Thank you for the offer! I replied that I have rujak manis picture ready to post. She gave me a freedom to choose what food and when I’m ready to do so. There is no deadline and no pressure as she told me. She agreed with my choice.
Rujak Manis (or rujak buah in other parts of the country) is a fruit salad which is served with spicy peanut sauce. This time I picked the Surabaya style rujak manis. This rujak manis is one of many rujaks that I grew up with. For Malaysian and Singaporean, rujak is pronounced as rojak. There are several versions of rujak in Indonesia. As a person who grew up in East Java, I know rujak manis, rujak Madura, rujak cingur which have differences in sauce. Beside using many different tropical fruit, the Surabaya style rujak manis is added with slices of fried tofu.