Silvia Forsman

Silvia was once Jakarta Expat's Marketing lady and loves critiquing eateries. She now resides in London, UK.

Stephen Chatham

Stephen Chatham

Meet Stephen Chatham, the well travelled family man who has a soft spot for Indonesia. Hi Stephen, where do you come from? I come from Australia, but was born in the UK...

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...

Gareth Rae

Gareth Rae

Meet Gareth Rae, a British Expat and the Captain of Jakarta Komodos, who has lived most of his life in Asia.   Gareth, where do you come from and what brought you...

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...

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...

A Little Snip of Heaven

Indonesia can be a difficult place to search for an address. It is no longer a surprise to me that 101 is next to 26 and there are three 52’s on a single road. I am...

Face Jakarta

A Memorable Face Jakarta

What are the things you look for when choosing a venue for a dinner date? Good food, possibly to share for a bit more intimacy. Candlelight seems to make anyone look...

LIO Collection Jakarta

Sit Back and Relax at Lio Bistro

On Jalan Kemang Timur Raya you can find an array of galleries and home decor shops; Kemang has an abundance of shops that live to fancy up homes. Some of these...

Commune Cafe

Let’s Commune at Commune

Commune first opened its doors in Singapore before making its way down to Jakarta. Commune started as a furniture business before expanding into the culinary world....

A Beer for a Stray

I had the pleasure of drinking myself to a better conscience as animal lovers gathered together on Sunday 2nd of September to drink for a cause! A Beer for a Stray is a...