A Tale of Indonesian Home-Cooked Meal

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…

Cikang Coffee and Restaurant- Menteng, Central Jakarta

It all begins with the story of a young boy and his journey to his beloved hometown in Padang, West Sumatra. Born from the Minangkabau family – an ethnic group of indigenous to the Minangkabau highlands, of West Sumatra- who lived in Jakarta, his father don’t want the kids to forget their origins. So to preserve…

Sate Tempe- Grilled Skewered Tempe

  I used to make this recipe for one of my friend, one day he asked me about healthy Indonesian breakfast recipes. He told me that he eats nasi pecel (rice with boiled vegetables and peanut sauce often served with tempe, tahu and crackers) almost every day, he like but he want something new for…

Bengawan Solo Restaurant

Bengawan Solo Restaurant at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel

Bengawan Solo which is located at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Central Jakarta, is served  Indonesian food with authentic flavours. This restaurant first opened in the early 1990s, then it renovated and reopened in October 2014. Walking into this restaurant you can see that Punakawan is a central character of this restaurant.Before you entering the…

Ayam Tangkap- Acehnese Fried Chicken

Since I could remember, I have been fascinated with cooking. Cooking is therapeutic, it is magic, it can soothe my nerves and healing my broken heart. Cooking is like a meditation for me, it makes me forget all my problems. Everytime I feel sad or feeling down, I use cooking to finding back my core.

Sup Ubi Makassar

Sup Ubi- Cassava Soup

Here in Jakarta we’ve been bombarded with rains. What else you need besides a bowl of hot soup on the rainy day. This sup ubi or cassava soup is originated from Sulawesi. The name of sup ubi itself often give a misconception for Indonesian people outside Sulawesi. For people in Sulawesi ‘ubi’ it refers to…