How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading

Easter Rocky Road

For many of you, Easter celebrations are about to begin and if you happen to have moved to Jakarta within the last twelve months, you may be wondering where Easter Bunny will source his eggs this year. Have no fear... this Friday, our ajb New Post Friday will provide you with a comprehensive list of where you can find many of your Easter needs, right here in Continue Reading

Recipes for Easy Entertaining

  Here are a couple of quick and easy recipes that have become a bit of a staple when that impromptu get together takes place. The Hummus recipe is an adaptation of a recipe by the wonderful Stephanie Alexander, which has been modified and tweaked to include local ingredients. The Spiced Tropical Punch reminds me of both my Mum and her mother (my Continue Reading

Quick and Tasty Asian-Inspired Noodle Salad

Sometimes it's hard to come up with a quick and tasty meal that everyone in the family will enjoy. My repertoire of these types of meals is somewhat tired and predictable. Fortunately a precious friend from back home came to my rescue the other day when she emailed me a recipe for her Asian-inspired noodle salad. She was prompted by the photo of Continue Reading