Basic Spice Preparation: Lemongrass, Candlenut & Keluwak

In this article, we show you how to prep popular Indonesian herbs and spices, namely lemongrass, candlenut, and keluwak, before cooking.

How to Identify Indonesian & Other Asian Leafy Green Vegetables (Part 2)

In this blog, we feature some very Indonesian vegetables, including cassava leaves, papaya leaves, and sweet potato leaves.

How to Identify Indonesian & Other Asian Leafy Green Vegetables (Part 1)

We show you how to identify Asian green leafy vegetables that are commonly used in Indonesian cooking, as well as Thai and Chinese cuisine.

Durian and 5 other strange tropical fruit

There are plenty of common tropical Southeast Asian fruits that haven’t gotten the attention of the outside world the same way the durian has.

A Brief History of Tempeh

Tempeh has gained global popularity, especially with vegans. But when was it invented, and how did it come to be such an important staple?

Thai food vs Indonesian food: What’s the difference?

We explore how cooking methods, combinations of ingredients, and specific spices lend very different flavours to Thai and Indonesian cuisines.

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...
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