10 Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Terogong Raya

  There is no denying, Jakarta streets are vibrant, spirited, challenging, in places grotty, as well as boasting natural beauty, often grid-locked and possessing mind-blowing extremes and contrasts. Jl. Terogong Raya in South Jakarta is no exception. This stretch of road meanders from the far edge of Pondok Indah over two waterways and winds Continue Reading

Jeruk Bali, Goats Cheese and Pearl Couscous Salad

We bought a Jeruk Bali from our local supermarket simply because of its proportions. The sight of this citrus fruit, which is the size of a small bowling ball, kept piquing our curiosity each time we visited the fruit and vegetable section. Then one day my husband said to me, 'Let's just buy one'. My response? 'What for? How could something the size of a Continue Reading

How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading