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

A day in the life: Rachel House Nurse Ria

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Earlier this year we had the privilege of accompanying Palliative Care Nurse Ria to visit one of her patients at their home in densely populated North Jakarta. Ria's patient that day was a seriously-ill 4 month old baby boy. He is cared for at home by his mother, who is also suffering from a life-limiting condition. Ria works for Rachel House, an Continue Reading