My recent trip home leaving me somewhat nostalgic, I’d been on the hunt for somewhere in Jakarta that could recreate my childhood memories, this weekend settling for Xin Hwa restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental
In the spirit of turning over a healthy leaf for 2015, here’s one of my favourite mid-week staple dishes. The chickpeas make a delicious emulsifier for whatever vegetables you want to include in the patties, which can include carrots, capsicum, corn or finely chopped green beans
Visit any streetside Warung or restaurant in Indonesia and you’ll likely find capcay pakai nasi featured on the menu. An Indonesian staple, capcay is a simple, fragrant and surprisingly healthy dish comprising of stir-fry vegetables, boiled rice and the protein of your choice
Despite being a predominantly Islamic nation, there are plenty of options for celebrating Christmas in Indonesia’s capital city. Most if not all of Jakarta’s upper class hotels and restaurants offer special wine and dine packages, which can make choosing exceedingly difficult
I’ve been trying to keep my meals on the lighter side lately, after a bit of over indulgence on holidays in Seminyak. This means taking it easy on the carbs, but also packing a protein punch to keep up my energy levels.
Paella is such a hearty dish, perfect for the stormy nights we’ve been having a few of in Jakarta lately. There are lots of different variations of this dish, and if I could find good quality chorizo in Indonesia I would most definitely add it in