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

A street artist named DARBOTZ

If you live in or around Jakarta, no doubt you’ve seen examples of street art like this pictured above. With bold and striking features, most often painted in monochrome and regularly featuring the iconic circular Squid Monster (*Cumi-Cumi) symbol, the artwork of Jakarta- based street artist, Darbotz is some of this city’s most recognisable urban Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on and around Jl. Bumi

Bumi

Thank you for joining us for another Top Spots to Stop post. This week we are on and around Jalan Bumi, (pronounced Boo-mee) a road located in the Kebayoran Baru area. In Bahasa Indonesia Bumi means 'Earth' and true to its name, tall trees line the relatively short stretch of road, along with a comfortable footpath which makes it easy to explore this block. 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