May Tien

May Tien is an award-winning home cook and champion of dispersive cuisines.

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The Royal Kitchen: The Majesty of Northern Indian Cuisine

A popular Indian restaurant on the ground floor of the Bellagio Boutique Mall delivers a brilliant array of Northern Indian fare in the heart of the Mega Kuningan...

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Artful Splendour and Refinement at the Raffles Sunday Brunch

Raffles Jakarta is the place to start the perfect Sunday with a delectable and exquisite brunch. Available from 12pm to 3:30pm at Arts Café by Raffles, the virtual...

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A Face-to-Face Delight

Nestled away from one of the busiest intersections in all of Jakarta, on a quiet and leafy corner close to the most glamorous malls and hotels this city offers is the...

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Top Holiday Treats and Feasts in Jakarta

It’s that time of year again. As Jakarta’s shopping malls’ halls are decked with boughs of plastic holly, carols are played in heavy rotation in every shop one...

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Rocking New Cocktails During the Month of December

The Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta rolls out a new collection of boozy and refreshing beverages throughout the month of December. What happens when a couple of American lads...

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Jennifer Karjadi Aims to Create a Perfect Union

Jennifer Karjadi is a co-founder of Union Group, one of Jakarta’s most successful food and beverage businesses. Her passion for the industry as well as her unique...

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The Most Down-to-Earth Restaurateur in Jakarta

Executive Chef Andrew Zarzosa of the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta is one of the city’s most well-regarded and nicest expat chefs. Here is some insight into the mastermind of...

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A Pledge to Fight Trump’s Racism and Bigotry

People who take on the responsibility of elected office are to be held accountable for their actions. I am not sitting on the sidelines anymore.

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Serving Up American Nostalgia in Jakarta

When I first set foot in Applebee’s at Plaza Senayan Mall, I was taken by surprise when I saw the hip décor and modern atmosphere. Gone were the bright and playful...

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Jalan Sultan Tirtayasa: Bandung’s Best Kept Secret for Food

Let’s be real. When we travel to Bandung, most of us simply want to hide away in our five-star luxury hotels and sip on expensive cocktails during happy hour. We want...

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The Dutch Golden Age of Charcuterie in Jakarta

Expats around town understand how difficult it is to find decent Western cuisine that doesn’t either slant heavily towards local palates (buttermilk fried chicken and...

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Tasting Indonesia

Indonesia is set to become a food destination as the government promotes its cuisine abroad. May Tien reveals the best places to eat regional Indonesian cuisine in and...

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Tugu Kunstkring Paleis: A Culturally Rich Dining Experience in the Heart of Menteng

On a quiet, leafy-tree street corner set amongst stately white mansions and European luxury cars parked roadside is a structural gem designed by the Dutch architect and...

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Veni, Vedi, Vino! I came, I saw, Wine!

A South Jakarta hotspot for oenophiles and foodies Tucked neatly away at the end of a long hall of cafes and restaurants at the open-air Cilandak Town Square (aka CITOS)...