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Kecap Manis: Indonesia’s National Condiments

A blend of soy sauce and palm sugar, kecap manis is as common a sight on Indonesian dining tables as rice, and is used in such signature Indonesia dishes as nasi goreng,...

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Baso Recipe: Indonesian Soup with Meatballs the Size of Tennisballs!

By: Aisah Wolfard September is Food Month. We kicked off with a nice story on krupuk. Now let's go into some real special dishes. One of the most popular streetfood...

Experience food in Indonesia

When expats make plans of going to Indonesia, they usually imagine the busy streets of Jakarta, with their vibrant atmosphere and traces of colonial history, or...

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...

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 ...

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...

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;...