How to Make Authentic Indonesian Ginger Tea – Wedang Jahe

Originating in Central and East Java, Wedang Jahe is a popular drink which can be served either hot or cold. Traditionally made from a simple combination of fresh ginger and rock sugar (or palm sugar in this case) along with hot water, Wedang Jahe is most frequently consumed in the Wet Season when it is believed that the cooler weather brings about the Continue Reading

AJB’s culinary tour of Jakarta’s Chinatown district of Glodok

A traditional market or ‘pasar’ is integral to the daily lives of most Indonesians. Fresh fruit and vegetables are purchased here, along with spices ’bumbu’, as well as clothing and other household items. Of course, an impromptu catch up with friends at the local pasar is also an excellent opportunity to find out ‘what’s news’ (‘apa kabar’). In today’s A Continue Reading

An afternoon with Talita Setyadi of BEAU Bakery & Cafe

Move to a new country and you quickly become aware of the things that are of greatest importance to you. Family safety and security is an obvious number one; but a definite second for me was securing quality food for my family of five. Nutritious western-style bread was one item that seemed to be particularly elusive in those early days. Being confronted Continue Reading