How to make Lidah Kucing cookies for this Eid holiday

Ask any Indonesian what their favourite biscuit is for Idul Fitri (or any special celebration for that matter), and without hesitation you’ll hear, ‘Nastar!’, ‘Kaastengel!’, ‘Putri Salju!’, 'Kue Semperit!’ and ‘Lidah Kucing!’. These biscuits clearly are the favourites of Indonesia. And as these cookies are being named, you’ll also detect a hint of nostalgia Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #9

Coffee is a BIG deal here! Indonesia has a love affair with the 'coffee bean' and luckily for us, this has led to the rise of some seriously fantastic places to sip great coffee. Whether you just like to appreciate a good cup, or you’re a full-on connoisseur, there are some great places dotted around Jakarta for everyone to enjoy. Here are our Continue Reading

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