Bakwan Jagung – Indonesian Corn Fritters


Bakwan Jagung

Bakwan jagung or some people call it perkedel jagung is one of a most popular food in Indonesia. Basically, it’s a corn fritter seasoned with garlic and shallots. These corn fritters are usually eaten with rice and sambal. Bakwan jagung can also serve as a condiment for bubur Manado (rice and vegetable porridge from Manado, North Sulawesi).  Continue reading “Bakwan Jagung – Indonesian Corn Fritters”

Indonesian Geographical Indication Market

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Smoked Milkfish

Indonesia is a vast archipelago consisting of more than 13,000 islands that straddling the equator. And when it comes to the ingredients, the diversity of Indonesia’s natural resources is pretty superior. Indonesia’s coastline are surrounded by tropical seas that contribute to highest level of biodiversity. Continue reading “Indonesian Geographical Indication Market”

Corn Soup with Puff Pastry

soup-pastryI was so happy when I found an abundant sweet corn in traditional market this morning. I decided to make corn and chicken soup.This rich, creamy but not sinful corn soup then topped with puff pastry. The puff pastry on top is such a simple idea but so magical, its an effortless way to dress up the corn soup. The flaky puff pastry become a blanket for the creamy and flavourful corn soup. Continue reading “Corn Soup with Puff Pastry”

Iftar Buffet at Signatures Restaurant

Signatures-RestaurantRamadan is here and the evening breakfast has once again become the most precious time of the day. This fasting month is a solemn ritual not only in religious terms but also in cultural. In a whole month where the Muslim can only eat during the prior time of the day nevertheless, this will be the busiest time in the kitchen. Ramadan is the right time for us to appreciate the gift of well-prepared meal and  the travails of disadvantaged. On the other hand, the breaking of the fast is also a time to enjoy some really good eats and offers the opportunity to share a wonderful meal with family and friends. Continue reading “Iftar Buffet at Signatures Restaurant”

A Tale of Indonesian Home-Cooked Meal

Gulai Daun Singkong (Cassava leaves in a rich coconut sauce)

It seemed only like yesterday we were celebrating the new year. I’ve heard many people exclaimed in a near shock how fast time’s been going lately. It seems as if there is not enough time to get everything done. We struggle to strike a balance between our professional and personal lives and eventually we often forget the essential thing in our life. Sometimes I feel like I obliterated my soul for a bigger a pay cheque.  Continue reading “A Tale of Indonesian Home-Cooked Meal”

Caribou Coffee : A Place We Love


Jakarta is a busy and crowded metropolitan city. Many people started its activities early in the morning, it is no wonder more and more coffee shops popping up in town, either a local coffee shop or international coffee shop chain. Caribou Coffee is one of the coffeehouse chain from America who was currently exploring the coffee  market in Indonesia. Continue reading “Caribou Coffee : A Place We Love”