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If you like spicy food, you should definitely try sambal

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...

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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 ...

Photo by: Tatiana Frank

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...