Category: Food & Drink

Adventures with Ayam Geprek

As we all know there are four primary tastes – sweet, sour, bitter and salty – with umami (savoury) considered by some as a possible fifth. The Indonesian delicacy...

Five Indonesian Recipes You Can Cook In An Air Fryer

Among all forms of Asian cuisine, Indonesian fare is as succulent, vibrant, and wonderful as that of any region. Even better, combining this particular region’s...

Traditional East Java Snacks

Just like any other country, Indonesia has a wonderful selection of traditional snacks which are close to the hearts of locals. The snacks to be found in the many...

Chris Salans at the Ubud Food Festival 2018

The mood soars during the weekend of the Ubud Food Festival. Held annually in Ubud, Bali, this is a joyful three-day celebration on an island that is becoming...

Komunal 88 – Sustainability is Good for Business

According to a University of Georgia study of 192 countries, Indonesia ranked second in the world for mismanaged plastic waste, following China. According to the study,...

Traditional and Delicious – Nasi Tumpeng

“Tradition” is a word you hear a lot when you live in Indonesia. Traditional dances, traditional clothing and traditional ceremonies etc are all important in...

Indonesia Top 10: Facts about Durian

They smell like hell but taste like heaven. This football-sized “King of fruit” is famous for its pungent odour. A cleaver or machete is needed to open the thorny...

El Asador – The Soul of South America Resides in Kemang

As many Jakartans can attest, it’s tough to get from one place to another at times and most of us would rather spend our hard-earned free time not stuck on the roads...

An Alternative, Intriguing Speakeasy Conjuring up Custom Cocktails

Lola is a dark Cuban-meets-South American gem of a bar tucked away under Fujin Japanese restaurant in Jl. Gunawarman.  It pays homage to the prohibition era with its...

From Sumptuous to Simple, Classy to Rustic : Three Restaurants to fit any Budget in Surabaya

Food is more than just sustenance to keep us alive. Many people like to follow the latest food trends and visit trendy restaurants and cafés, and generally they choose...

Gluten Free – What’s It All About?

When my young daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of ten, I had to learn all about gluten. The test to diagnose the disease was in itself a major...

L’Ambiente Perfetto

Anyone who has ever travelled to Italy knows how genuinely passionate Italians are about their food. Each region has specific ways of cooking and seasoning, and their...

The Betawi – A Look at the History, Culture and Cuisine

Nowadays Kemang is a favourite residential area of foreigners, and a trendy hangout hotspot with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés. Not so long ago it was a...

Do You Yakiniku?

For those of my dear readers who enjoy good food and have limited time to spend watching Netflix, there is a charming series I recommend called Samurai Gourmet. The...