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Kitchen & Cooking Words in Bahasa Indonesia

August 3, 2012 Travel & Living Abroad 0

Are you planning on trying a new Indonesian recipe? 

Perhaps you need a refresher on kitchen- or cooking-related words in Bahasa Indonesia

Check below for a list of common words:

Adonan -> dough, batter, or paste

Asam -> sour

Asin -> salty

Bahan-Bahan -> materials or ingredients

Dandang -> rice cooker

Dapur -> kitchen

Derajat -> degree for temperature

Dingin -> cold

Empuk – > soft or tender

Garpu -> fork

Kompor -> stove

Kompor gas -> gas stove

Korek api -> match

Kulkus -> refrigerator

Lantai -> floor

Lemari es -> freezer

Lengket -> sticky

Loyang -> baking pan

Mangkuk -> bowl

Manis -> sweet

Meja -> table

Mendidih -> to boil

Mengaduk -> to stir, mix, beat, or swirl

Mengembang -> to expand or swell

Menggiling/giling -> to grind or roll out

Menggoreng -> to fry

Mengoles -> to lubricate or spread (e.g., using butter or jam)

Mengukur/ukur -> to measure

Mengukus/kukus -> to steam

Mengulung/gulung -> to roll up

Menimbang/timbang -> to weigh or scale

Menuang -> to pour

Minuman -> drink

Pahit -> bitter

Panas -> hot

Panci -> pan or pot

Pedas -> spicy

Persis -> exactly or literal

Piring -> plate

Pisau -> knife

Resep -> recipe

Sapu -> broom

Sendok -> spoon

Sumpit -> chopstick

Tebal -> thick, dense, or bulky

Teflon -> frying pan

Teko -> teapot

Tipis -> thin, delicate, or fine

Tumpah -> overflow or spill

Ukuran -> size, measurement, or dimensions

Wajan -> frying pan or wok