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Interview: Ida Merina

To realize their dreams and aspirations, or for the sake of a better life, it’s common for many in Indonesia to migrate from their...

5 European-Influenced Indonesian Dishes

During Dutch rule in Indonesia, European dishes were introduced, adapted to suit local ingredients and palate. Here are our favorite five.

Interviews with Overseas Indonesians: Hartoni Ubes

Photo by Berry Swandi.Hartoni Ubes, whom I usually call Oom Ubes (Uncle Ubes), was one of the students who received Indonesia’s Mahasiswa Ikatan Dinas...

5 Popular Regional Cuisines in Indonesia

Indonesia is a huge country, with 17,000 islands or more. Some of these islands, like Java, are densely populated and dotted with numerous volcanic...

The Sambals & Sauces e-Cookbook is here!

Sambal, the essence of chillies. Red, green, big, small, pounded into a mouthwatering chilli paste. I want it on its own, cooked with other...

A Glossary of Indonesian Ingredients, Cooking Techniques, and Flavour Profiles

As in most other cuisines, the names of many Indonesian dishes are simply short descriptions of what the dish is. Ayam goreng is to...

Essential kitchen tools for Indonesian cooking

It's time to cook Indonesian food! To get you started, here’s a list of cookware and kitchen tools that’ll help you make almost any Indonesian...

Interviews with the Indonesian diaspora: Haider

Haider is one of the founders of Javanese Singaporeans, a group which brings together the Javanese diaspora community in Singapore. Recently, the group sought...

A list of common Indonesian herbs, spices & seasonings

Here’s a list of common Indonesian herbs, spices and seasonings, to give an introduction to Indonesian cooking. We’ve included chilli as well, even though...

Interviews with Overseas Indonesians: Anjar

Anjar is originally from Pacitan, located in the Southwestern part of Indonesia’s East Java Province, famous for its pristine beaches and stunning caves. Anjar...
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