Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Acar Timun ( Carrot and cucumber pickle)

I always have this in my refrigerator because I found this to be a good companion with my noodle dishes and others. When I was living in Manado, Indonesia, there was one restaurant called Mie Medan, they had the best fried noodle around the city. Every time I go back to Manado, I have to go there and eat their noodle...delicious!! They also have the best Acar Timun and it's for free... ohh mann...I'm salivating just writing about it. When I went back to Indonesia this year, we ate outside a lot; we tried different kinds of fried rice, noodles and etc. They always serve with Acar timun, so when I came back here, I decided to make my own. Here is my recipe:

3 carrots
1 cucumber (seedless)
3 pcs of Shallot
10 pcs of bird's eye chili (they are small chili)
2 cups of white vinegar
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon of sugar
salt to taste

Cut the carrot and unpeeled & seedless cucumber into small dices
Thinly slice shallots
On a cup mix 1/2 cup of Hot water with sugar (so it will dissolve easily)
On a container add vinegar and dissolve water with sugar and the remaining cold water. Then add salt, stir for a bit. Then add carrot, cucumber, shallot and chili.

Put the container inside the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.
You should always keep this inside the fridge. They can last for a long time.



  1. Wow! So many posts and recipes in a day! You are really awesome! Such lovely dishes too! I am salivating looking at this Acar!

  2. Thanks Girl..!! It's really yummie... I eat this with almost everything. :)