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

What is Jamu and How to Make Jamu Beras Kencur

Jamu is Indonesia’s system of traditional herbal medicine used by many for the prevention and treatment of a variety of ailments. Many recipes for Jamu tonics utilise the flora that is indigenous to tropical Indonesia including roots and rhizomes (eg: ginger, galangal, turmeric), flowers (eg: roselle, cloves and butterfly pea), bark (cinnamon,secang), leaves Continue Reading

How to Make Nita’s Black Sticky Rice

In today’s blog post, we head to the ajb kitchen as our gorgeous friend Nita Strudwick shares her recipe for Black Sticky Rice (Bubur Ketan Hitam). Some time ago Nita served us up this delicacy - which was met with lots of sighs of wonder and delight. Of course, in her true modest style, Nita insisted that it was very easy to make, however, we knew it was a Continue Reading