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 your own Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Ready to get cooking? We hope so because today we're off to the kitchen with a lesson on how to make the most delicious taco ever - a big call? Well, just wait until you've had your first bite then decide for yourself. The following recipe is meat-free - although you might not believe it if you hadn't prepared it yourself. This is because the star Continue Reading