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

Eating Healthy in Jakarta – Meet Max Mandias of Burgreens

  If you're new to Jakarta and looking to source fresh, nutritious food or you are simply interested in healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, then this ajb post is for you. Today we have the honour of meeting and chatting with the inspiring Max Mandias - Co-founder and Executive Chef of Burgreens and arguably Indonesia's leading advocate on Continue Reading

Green Spaces in Jakarta – #2 Taman Menteng

We seem to be drawn to Jakarta's central suburb of Menteng. Its leafy tree-lined streets evoke a sense of tranquility in this often manic city. A drive down many of Menteng's wide boulevards allows you to gaze in awe at the impressive residences and imposing buildings and wonder who inhabits all this grandeur. Moreover, you will notice a greater presence of Continue Reading