How to Make Gulai-style Padang Chicken Curry

Today in the AJB Kitchen we are making Gulai Ayam (Curry Chicken). Originating in Indonesia’s western most island of Sumatra, specifically the province of Western Sumatra, Gulai Ayam is a regular dish in Padang restaurants throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Richer and more complex in flavour than Kari Ayam, Gulai Ayam resembles an Indian-style curry due 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

How to make your own Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Ready to get cooking? We hope so because today we're off to the kitchen with a lesson on how to make the most delicious taco ever - a big call? Well, just wait until you've had your first bite then decide for yourself. The following recipe is meat-free - although you might not believe it if you hadn't prepared it yourself. This is because the star Continue Reading

How to Make Authentic Mie Goreng

Definitely a comfort food for many Indonesians, Mie Goreng (which translates as ‘fried noodles’) is a staple dish in most Indonesian households, with a different recipe in each home, and many street vendors specialising in their own original version. Indonesia’s Mie Goreng is derived from the Chinese dish, Chow Mein and is thought to have been introduced Continue Reading