How to Make Nita’s Black Sticky Rice

In today’s blog post, we head to the ajb kitchen as our gorgeous friend Nita Strudwick shares her recipe for Black Sticky Rice (Bubur Ketan Hitam). Some time ago Nita served us up this delicacy - which was met with lots of sighs of wonder and delight. Of course, in her true modest style, Nita insisted that it was very easy to make, however, we knew it was a Continue Reading

Authentic Indonesian Gado Gado to make this Weekend

Gado Gado is what I need! I'm in a bit of a food rut this week. The prolonged rainy season in Jakarta has stopped me springing out of bed for my early morning 'lari pagi' 'morning run' (actually it is more like a trot) and I have been eating way too much cake...so this week it's all about 'upping' my veggie intake, getting back on track and making one of Continue Reading

Fortune Cookies and Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Jakarta

This Saturday 28th January marks the Chinese New Year; a festival that is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population, including Indonesia where approximately 3 million Chinese-Indonesians will celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Throughout Jakarta, many Chinese New Year decorations can be seen including large displays at shopping centres, Continue Reading