ajb’s Tropical Christmas Cake Recipe for this Festive Season

As the festive season draws near, we are turning our attention to all things Christmassy including our 2018 ajb Holiday Gift Guide and last week's post on Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric. So to continue this festive theme, today we head to the ajb Kitchen to whip up a delicious cake to see in this special time. But unlike the traditional Continue Reading

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

How to Make Gulai-style Padang Chicken Curry

Today in the AJB Kitchen we are making Gulai Ayam (Curry Chicken). Originating in Indonesia’s western most island of Sumatra, specifically the province of Western Sumatra, Gulai Ayam is a regular dish in Padang restaurants throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Richer and more complex in flavour than Kari Ayam, Gulai Ayam resembles an Indian-style curry due Continue Reading