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

Memories and the Meaningfulness of Ramadan

As we draw to the end of the month of Ramadan; a period of time considered most holy on the Islamic calendar, we invite two Muslim friends to share their perspectives on what Ramadan and the ensuing festivities of Eid-ul Fitr mean to them. Firstly, we introduce you to Ibu Hani, who is most likely familiar to you as we featured Ibu Hani's inspiring life Continue Reading

Ramadan and Eid-ul Fitr in Jakarta

During this month of June, the world’s Islamic population share in the Holy Month of Ramadan. This includes over 200,000,000 Indonesians across the archipelago, making Indonesia the world’s most populous Islamic Nation. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It marks a period of fasting where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the Continue Reading