Nasi Uduk Betawi – Jakarta Fragrant Coconut Rice


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I have a soft spot for Nasi Uduk because it originated right here in Jakarta. The name literally means "mixed rice" in the Betawi dialect and is related to the Bahasa Indonesia term aduk ("mix"). The name also describes the dish preparation itself, which involves infusing fresh herbs and spices into coconut milk giving the rice an incredible aroma and Continue Reading

Establishing an organic urban garden for your Jakarta home

Weni with Stella the scarecrow Integrity of food, in particular fresh produce was always my greatest concern when we first moved to Jakarta. Not knowing where things were grown and in what environment made me feel a little uneasy. So to regain the tiniest bit of control of our fresh produce intake, I started growing a few things in my Jakarta garden and Continue Reading

How to make Ibu Mina’s pandan chiffon cake : bolu pandan

When I moved to Indonesia I started seeing green! and I'm not referring to the tropical landscape. I'm talking about cakes and bread! ... green cakes and green bread! The source was pandan, a tropical plant with long palm-like leaves and a distinct nutty flavour. This week Jo and I had the pleasure of being shown how to make a 'green cake' ... a Continue Reading