Beating Jakarta’s Wet Season with Javanese “Jamu Jatem”

It seems this week the Wet Season has arrived in Jakarta, which means it's time to take extra care of ourselves and avoid the dreaded, *’masuk angin’ - a health condition which probably best equates to the Western concept of general unwellness or, 'feeling under the weather'. So what better way to keep well than to head back to the AJB Kitchen and brew up a Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #7

We seriously can't keep up with the pace of the coffee scene in Jakarta right now. Every other day a new cafe is opening with each new venue featuring well-considered design both inside and out. The emphasis on greenery and natural lighting is particularly obvious and in general, cafes seem considerably less smoky with designated smoking areas often tucked Continue Reading

How to Make Authentic Indonesian Ginger Tea – Wedang Jahe

Originating in Central and East Java, Wedang Jahe is a popular drink which can be served either hot or cold. Traditionally made from a simple combination of fresh ginger and rock sugar (or palm sugar in this case) along with hot water, Wedang Jahe is most frequently consumed in the Wet Season when it is believed that the cooler weather brings about the Continue Reading