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Kecipir: An E-Commerce Site for Organic Food in Indonesia

There are three key elements to consider when making the choice of whether to buy organic food in Indonesia: health, taste and price. Health: As far as the lesser...

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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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Locavore: An Offbeat Culinary Lab in The Heart of Ubud

Locavore is a saga of fine dining, presented as visual works of art. It’s perfect for foodies willing to pay for stellar service and a bit of mystery.

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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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Not “Amuzed”

Jakarta’s premier special occasion French restaurant misses the mark It is never a good sign when entering an eating establishment at the beginning of dinner service,...

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A Raw Food Religion in Bali

Living and raw food diets, juice cleansing programmes and detox retreats are gaining popularity not just in Ubud – where the “Eat, Pray, Love” phenomenon...

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NUSA Gastronomy: A Delicious Journey through the Archipelago

Where modernity and tradition collide in a bountiful and elegant display of unique Indonesian ingredients and regional cuisine. The challenges with modern gastronomy and...

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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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Chef’s Recommendation: Hotel Borobudur’s New Italian Dish

The five-star hotel invites guests to try its new restaurants’ signature dish.  Hotel Borobudur’s Bruschetta is introducing the restaurant’s new must-try for...

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Yeu’s Saigon Cafe: Hello, Vietnam!

Friends near and far know Vietnam and its cuisine hold a special place in my heart. Perhaps it is the abundance and variety of fresh seafood and herbs used. Or, could it...

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Despite Cultural Conservatism, Hooters to Open in Jakarta

US-based restaurant chain Hooters will open its first Indonesian location in Jakarta’s trendy Kemang district. But will the nation’s conservative culture let it fly?

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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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Luca Pezzera: A Serial Restaurateur in Southeast Asia

Luca Pezzera, executive chef of the Union Group’s Caffè Milano and the recently opened Bistecca, shares his story of Italian roots and becoming an elite chef in...