Category: Food & Drink

Marjan van Ravenzwaaij

Marjan van Ravenzwaaij. The Dutch founder of The Organic Farm Bali – a natural sanctuary of wellness in the heart of Balinese culture. The unspoiled paradise of...

Bali’s Healthy Food Producers from A to Z

Our local food producers are island treasures. Practicing sustainable agricultural techniques and using pure ingredients with no preservatives or genetically modified...

Meet The Expat - Liat Solomon

Liat Solomon

Meet Liat Solomon. The owner of Zula, Down to Earth, and Earth Café where focus is on creating a better world through pure, organic foods. When did you come to Bali...

Alberto Remondi

Alberto Remondi: Pasta Maker

Alberto Remondi was born in Italy in 1963, and grew up in the family home in Rome, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. He started living independently at age 18...

Dry Green Noodle

All Aboard! Vietnam to Jakarta via California

Cali Deli is a Vietnamese chain of deli-restaurants that gained its inspiration from a restaurant in California and established itself in Jakarta 7 years ago. Although...

Pyong yang Restaurant - Jakarta

The Mystery of Pyongyang

Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea and the name of a restaurant chain operating outside of the fatherland. I had no idea what to expect from a restaurant run by the...

Rice

Rice Is Nice, But…

 “White rice is lacklustre, lifeless, tasteless and irritating to prepare; brown rice is flavoursome, wholesome and easy to prepare”. Maud Grieve F.R.H.S....

Places to be Gluttonous

Gluttony is my favourite sin. Indulging in a calorific piece of kobe beef, an extra helping of bacon on your pancakes dripping with maple syrup or the bliss of losing...

SLAM - Sky Lounge At Mercure

S.L.A.M Dunk the Funk

Sky Lounge at Mercure, S.L.A.M, is on the 19th floor of the newly opened Mercure Simatupang.  Slam is in a roof top lounge bar that has an open-air section as well as...

Baby Back Ribs

I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back Ribs!

Welcome back to Alcoholics Bar & Grill. Those of you who have ventured into Alcoholics know, customers are heard and valued here. Chef Patrick listened to his diners...

Tapas Movida

Little Spain in Jakarta

Tapas are appetisers or snacks that make up a wonderful part of Spanish culture and cuisine. The smaller portions enable you to taste a variety of dishes without over...

Bob & the Chocolate Factory: Meet Bob Formston

Meet Bob Formston. The chocolatier also known as ‘Chocolate Bob’. Bob, how did you get into making chocolate? My wife and I bought land up near Papua to build a...

Chinese Food with a Twist

Jakartans who take their love of food seriously, rarely settle for a meal in a mall. Restaurants located in malls offer convenience, but nothing more. The service is...

Christmas Dinner

Festive Feasting

If you’re yearning for a festive feast with all the trimmings but you lack the inclination to cook at home, then simply head to one of Jakarta’s big hotels offering...