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Bakso Man

As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon, the last rays of light bathe the beach in a warm glow. Silhouetted against the shimmering sun, little children play in...

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Rendang: Minang Legacy to the World

Reno Andam Suri began her rendang-production business, Rendang Uni Farah, in 2004. She dreamed of promoting rendang to a wider audience by introducing vacuum-packed...

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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 ...

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Krupuk: The Indonesian Crunch

In the annals of Indonesian cuisine, there is one food whose importance is often overlooked. This is the krupuk-a crispy wafer whose name is most likely derived from...

Batagor, Tofu and Fish deepfried in batter by Noorman Wijaksana

Top 5 Bandung Snacks

Fitting in with the majority of the Indonesian population requires eating a lot of food and eventually not fitting your wardrobe anymore. Not only do you need to eat...

Sri Lanka Rottie Patties Recipe

Rottie Patties Recipe

By: Erna Dyanty When I look at the people of Sri Lanka, I wonder why does their skin looks youthful and healthy. Is there a fountain of youth in their backyard that...

Tea plantation in Lembang, West Java, By: Noorman Wijaksana

The Story of Tea in Indonesia

By: Jacobus E. Lato Tea has been a traditional beverage for Indonesians for over 200 years, particularly among village women. Men tend to prefer black coffee;...

Street food: Bugs and beetles

Cambodian specialties: Siem Reap street food

It's Indo-China month at Latitudes! Thanks to the likes of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, the notoriety of Cambodian delicacies such as stuffed frog, deep fried...

Puto Bumbong, By: Joanne Escobar

Filipino Christmas Recipe: Puto Bumbong

By: Joan Mae Soco-Bantayan Your Christmas in the Philippines won’t be complete without being able to taste the locals’ signature rice cake. It is named after the...

Overprotection is not the answer

By: Kevin O’Rourke Tofu, an important source of protein for many Indonesians, has become very expensive. Controversy reigns about the best way of making sure this...