Masak bawang

Sop's cousin. There's something very comforting about this dish—I always have it at Warung Seniman when I'm feeling a bit under the weather. It doesn't look like anything special when you read the list of ingredients, but somehow it is.

3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1½ cups bean sprouts
3 stalks celery
1/3 of a head of cabbage, roughly chopped into big pieces
2 carrots, sliced
1 tomato, chopped

2½ cups water

2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
  1. Stir-fry garlic in a little oil.
  2. Add vegetables and stir for a few minutes
  3. Add water and sugar, salt, and pepper
  4. Simmer about 10 minutes
  5. To eat, scoop out the vegetables onto a bed of rice. Serve with a lot of sambal tomat, peté, and tahu-tempe goreng or goreng telur.
American note: Chinese celery and savoy cabbage give the best flavor.