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

These are a few of our favourite things…

When moving to any new place, (be it a town, city or country), it takes time to discover the local secrets. Since arriving in Jakarta, Liz and I have gradually uncovered some little treasures that we are excited to share, especially so, as these products are either locally made or locally grown. So if you are new to town, firstly 'Welcome!' We hope Continue Reading

How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading