Tropical Coconut Salad Recipe

My family has been enjoying this recipe in Jakarta for four years now and it is still SO good! We often team this tropical coconut salad with chicken sate or other barbecued meats, or eat it on its own. The star of this dish is most certainly the freshly grated coconut, the perfect combo with fresh lemony kemangi (asian basil) blanched vegetables and the Continue Reading

Using Local to Make Apple Crumbles with Vanilla Custard

One of the first posts I wrote for our blog was titled, Tropical Fruits of Indonesia. As the name suggests it's a brief list of some fruits found in the supermarkets and pasars of Jakarta, that I was less familiar with at the time of writing. Well, that was over 18 months ago and in that time not only have most of the fruits from that original list become Continue Reading

How to make lemongrass+lemon tea

I’ve always associated aromas with memories of places, experiences and even changes in the weather. Do you feel the same way? Aromas take me back and make me reminisce. When I get a whiff of the sweet fragrance of roses I’m instantly rocketed back to my house in Sydney where the iceberg roses I planted some 15 years ago line my front picket fence. The smell Continue Reading