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

How to Make Nita’s Black Sticky Rice

In today’s blog post, we head to the ajb kitchen as our gorgeous friend Nita Strudwick shares her recipe for Black Sticky Rice (Bubur Ketan Hitam). Some time ago Nita served us up this delicacy - which was met with lots of sighs of wonder and delight. Of course, in her true modest style, Nita insisted that it was very easy to make, however, we knew it was a Continue Reading

Meet Nita Strudwick of Nita Strudwick Photography

Q: What do two women, blogging for the very first time in Jakarta do, when they require the skills of a professional photographer for their About Us page? A: Put in a call to Nita Strudwick in the hope she might be available to work with two photographic, inexperienced girls! To our relief Nita was happy and available to work with us. On the morning Continue Reading