Moving to Jakarta – A one month diary of a newly arrived Expat

Introduction by Jo: Just over four years ago my family and I moved to Jakarta. Upon learning that this mega city was to become our new home and knowing little about Jakarta, I headed straight for the computer and began my search. Typing in, 'Expat life in Jakarta' I came across a couple of colourful and optimistic sites but significantly more which were 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

How to make Delicious Gluten-Free Cassava Cake

Today’s recipe has been kindly supplied by Almond Zucchini - a cooking studio in South Jakarta. We first tried *Kue Singkong (Cassava cake), when we visited The Local Market in Kemang a few months ago. Liz and I got chatting to Cindy, from Almond Zucchini. There, sitting on the table at her booth was a plate piled high with Kue Singkong. Cindy invited us to Continue Reading