Market Feature #4 : Pasar Modern – Bintaro’s Fresh Produce Market

Moving to a new city is difficult at the best of times and establishing where to source quality produce was on the top of the list for both Liz and myself (along with finding a good medical clinic, dentist, hairdresser….oh that list was long!!!) Anyway, when a friend of ours, who we shall refer to as ‘KA’ mentioned that she regularly shopped at Bintaro’s Continue Reading

Vibrant Jakarta Life : A Photomontage

I'm writing this week's blog post from Woodpecker Cafe, a favourite Jakarta spot to watch the world go by. Looking out the window, the roads (that have been virtually deserted due to millions of 'Jakartans' taking leave from the city for the Lebaran holiday) are now HUMMING again. We are happy about that... because for us, Jakarta wouldn't be Jakarta without Continue Reading

How to make simple San Choi Bao

Move over Spaghetti Bolognaise.. there's another recipe that is currently more deserving of that ever-present packet of mince in my freezer! Although there will always be a place for a good quality, slow-cooked bolognaise on our dinner table, at the time of writing this post, my family is far more excited by the sight of San Choi Bao, as demonstrated by Continue Reading