Introducing Chef and Indonesian Food Ambassador Pak William Wongso

Internationally acclaimed Master Chef and Food Ambassador for Indonesian cuisine, William Wongso is humble well beyond his accolades. With a following of almost 70,000 on Instagram, an award-winning cookbook to his name along with a television series which rates highly, it was a long shot when we sent Pak William a request for an interview. Then it happened. Continue Reading

6 Best Places to Sip Great Coffee in Jakarta

great

We still remember when we first arrived in Jakarta and the utter excitement of finding a good coffee! It really was one of the more significant priorities for both of us (should we confess this?) And although with time we discovered numerous good coffee spots, there was of course some places that looked aesthetically pleasing, but didn't deliver the goods, Continue Reading

Say Hello to Ibu Retno Hapsari of Jakarta-based Yayasan – XSProject

Jakarta is full of good people doing good things. People who, when confronted with adverse circumstances do not look away but instead say, ‘What can I do to make a difference’. In today’s A Journey Bespoke blog post we meet one such person. Ibu Retno Hapsari, Manager of Jakarta-based *yayasan XSProject, positively impacts on the lives of many of Jakarta's Continue Reading

How to make irresistible Spiced Caramel Popcorn

In the early days of our arrival in Jakarta I recall scanning the supermarket shelves for tasty snacks for my family. Keen to avoid MSG and other food additives and artificial colours and flavours, I spent a lot of time reading the information panels on the sides of packaging. Surprisingly (and disappointingly),  a good proportion of local and imported Continue Reading