Ingredients

  • 2-4 servings
  • 200 g oncom

  • 50 g black nightshade (sometimes known as leunca)

  • Ground Spices:

    30 g red onions

  • 15 g garlic

  • 50 g curly red chili

  • 20 g red cayenne pepper

  • 20 g galangal

  • 20 ml cooking oil

  • Seasoning:

    3 g salt

  • 10 g sugar

  • 8 g chicken stock powder

  • 15 g oyster sauce

  • 30 g basil leaves

  • 2 banana leaves

Pepes Oncom
Recipe Courtesy of
Darmawan

Pepes Oncom

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Pepes Oncom is a typical West Java dish. Oncom is a product of a natural fermentation process that is very popular among Indonesians using soybeans. Pepes oncom is one of the most sought after dishes. For those trying to shed some pounds, have this on cheat day, as it goes really well with white rice!
  • Easy
  • 30 min
  • 15 min
  • 10 min
  • 5 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 5 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 15 min
  • 10 min

Directions

  1. Crush the oncom

    • Crush the oncom by hand, just to break it up a little. Set it aside.



  2. Preparing the oncom paste

    • Coarsely grind the ground spices till it becomes a paste.

    • Add cooking oil to a pan and saute the  paste over medium heat until fragrant, about 10-15 minutes.

    • Add seasoning and stir until well blended.

    • Then add the black nightshade and oncom while continuing to stir to mix. Cook for another 15 minutes. Then add the basil and stir again until the basil is evenly mixed and is wilted.

    Add 1-2 tbsp of sweet soy sauce if a slight sweetness is preferred. Or add whole or slices of cayenne pepper to spice up the oncom.

    Preparing the oncom paste


  3. Wrap and grill

    • Remove from heat and divide into 2 portions.

    • Wrap the oncom in banana leaves, and fold the ends in. Secure with toothpicks.

    • Grill the oncom in banana leave packets until the leaves are half charred. Remove and set aside.

    Beside grilling, oncom can also be steamed.

    Wrap and grill


Plate and Serve!

  • Prepare a serving plate and arrange pepes oncom onto it. Serve with steamed white rice.
Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • 2-4 servings
    • 200 g oncom

    • 50 g black nightshade (sometimes known as leunca)

    • Ground Spices:

      30 g red onions

    • 15 g garlic

    • 50 g curly red chili

    • 20 g red cayenne pepper

    • 20 g galangal

    • 20 ml cooking oil

    • Seasoning:

      3 g salt

    • 10 g sugar

    • 8 g chicken stock powder

    • 15 g oyster sauce

    • 30 g basil leaves

    • 2 banana leaves

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