How to make Klepon : a sweet Indonesian snack

klepon

If you are on the island of Java, Indonesia, this local sweet snack is called klepon, ondeh-ondeh if you’re in Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Sumatra. The difference in name is testament to how well-loved (and travelled) klepon is. From Java, where klepon originates, this treat spread across the Malay Archipelago and even inspired a folk song entitled Continue Reading

This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik

lurik

This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik ... I discovered it at the *Kraton or Keraton, the palace of the Sultan in Yogyakarta in April 2016, on a day trip from Solo, and my first visit to Central Java.  I couldn’t but notice the handsome striped shirts worn by the palace courtiers at the Kraton and I was later to learn that the simple, hand-woven fabric Continue Reading

How to make Rempeyek Kacang

rempeyek

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are sharing a recipe for a delicious Javanese savoury cracker called 'Rempeyek' or 'Peyek' for short. (Word has it that 'peyek' is also the sound that's made when you bite into this local cracker) Rempeyek is made from batter, infused with spices, studded with crunchy peanuts, covered with light fragrant threads of kaffir lime Continue Reading

Vanessa van Houten : Photographer Jakarta, Indonesia

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Today we chat with Vanessa van Houten, Jakarta based professional portrait, documentary and luxury travel photographer in Coffee Smith Jakarta, ahead of her solo exhibition FREE FALL at Art : 1 New Museum opening February 23, 2018 and the launch of her photobook here*now.  Vanessa is one super talented woman! Her work first came to our attention in 2016 Continue Reading