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October 12, 2015
by Latitudes

Panji Kromo. The Last Breath of the Prince

The present limited-edition, signed and numbered, handmade photobook is the resultof a passion for a specific type of performing arts  namely the Javanese masked dance or familiarly known as wayang topeng . A story, through a masked dance performance, with roots and elements originating from an ancient, preHindu creation myth, and retold in the 21st century in ever fewer rural villages in East and Central Java (Indonesia).

October 1, 2015
by Jack Lato

Fishy food: Pepes Ikan

By: Jack Lato

Goldfish make excellent pets. They don't scratch your furniture, poo on your carpet or steal your food. In Indonesia however, animals only become pets when they are absolutely inedible.  Ikan mas are therefore commonly wrapped up in banana leaves and end up on a plate. Ikan mas are in fact common carp, not the goldfish you keep in aquariums. Still, many a tourist gasps in horror when opening up the banana leaf parcel and seeing that so familiar brightly colored fish, steamed and ready to eat.

Overcome your petty associations though and you will notice that ikan mas are quite enak (tasty)! Delicious and aromatic,this dish is fantastic to serve family and friends. Opening the banana leaves is almost like opening a present. You can of course also use other fish, such as tuna, cod, trout and so on.