Category Archive: Indonesian Food & Drink

Cold Brew & Coal Brewed Coffee

Did I mentioned that I like Coffee? Haha.. I talked about coffee: In one of my first updates – Kopi Tubruk Where did coffee come from – Weasel and Goats Coffee places in… Continue reading

Menu – The Illusive

Here’s how it goes, now, in most of the restaurants I have been in Indonesia: I scan the menu, the plethora of yummy sounding food, then I choose an item. The waitress comes… Continue reading

Coconut Water – Air Kelapa

Lunch time and I am drinking coconut water. Last year I have seen a growth of these sold in the supermarkets here. It started out to be sold only in healthy food shops,… Continue reading

Sunday Conversation – Soundtrack of 90s

There are conversations that I have with people that I want to note. Spring 2014 My living room With a friend. The drink: Indonesian Loose leaf tea, no sugar, no milk Gimmick: Diver… Continue reading

White Tea | Teh putih

Happy Sunday! Let’s drink white tea. White tea apparently have more antioxidant then black or even green tea with less cafeine in it. The one I tried this time is white tea from… Continue reading

Tea for an Indonesian

I love tea in general, as an Indonesian I grew up drinking tea. Tea in Indonesian is Teh (Téhh). At home I would have drank black tea no sugar, hot water with just… Continue reading

Martabak Indonesian Street Food

Browsing through They Draw & Cook, one of my favourite sites, I found this of Martabak (Mar tha bha k). The drawing is by Matahari Indonesia (Indonesia’s sun) what a lovely name. Martabak… Continue reading

Nice place to hang-out – 1/15 coffee

Jakarta is full of malls, people usually either hang-out within these or some roadside eating establishments. 1/15 is an independently owned coffee shop, cool and well designed. Their menu offers a choice of… Continue reading

Balikpapan – Kalimantan (Borneo)

Visiting my friend who lives in the town was the reason of my travel. So that is what I did. This part of Indonesia is a centre of coal mining industry, according to… Continue reading

Bangka not Belitong

It is always Bangka and Belitong, even some Indonesian I spoke to didn’t know that these are separate islands.They are in one Bangka-Belitung Province, but different islands. Some say that Belitung is a… Continue reading

Go West of Sumatra

For most Indonesian, West Sumatra is Padang, the capital of this province. Anyway I want to see and find out more what West Sumatra had to offer beside Padang. The most important place… Continue reading

North Sumatra Journey Part 3 – Medan

Kampung Madras We arrived back in the afternoon in Medan, we had that evening’s dinner at Kampung Madras (old name: kampung Keling). Keling means black or dark complexion, so doesn’t seem to be… Continue reading

Second Part of Journey to North Sumatra

Took the ferry for 1 hour back to mainland from Samosir Island, really pretty journey.   On the way back to Medan we stopped at Pematang Siantar for a lovely cup of strong… Continue reading

Fruit Park – Taman Buah Mekarsari – Bogor

Square shaped melons, endangered fruit, and red durian; when told that these were on offer for me to see, I had to go. =D who wouldn’t? You are probably aware from my previous… Continue reading

Sambal and Kecap – Chilly and Soya Sauce

When you go to a restaurant or other eating establishment in europe you are always supplied with salt and pepper. In indonesia however, you are supplied by the condiments that is sambal and… Continue reading

Kecapi – the fruit i missed

I can’t believe I forgot this fruit when I was listing the fruit that we get in Indonesia Maybe because this one is slightly more rare. You can hardly get them in supermarkets… Continue reading

Manggis – Mangosteen/ Queen’s Fruit

Manggis is one of my favourite fruits. I love the intense colour purple of the fruit. The fruit is juicy and sweet. One of the unique things about it is that you can… Continue reading

Weasels and Goats – the coffee lovers

Following my post on Collision coffee,  so why haven’t Indonesian invented some kind of filter? did coffee come from Indonesia? where did come from? If not do they have a traditional filter in… Continue reading

Papaya, mangga, pisang, jambu – Indonesian Fruit

Pepaya, mangga, pisang, jambu, berasal dari pasar minggu, Disana banyak penjualnya Dikota banyak pembelinya. This is a children song, translated Papaya, Mango, Banana, Jambu, from Pasar Minggu (a big market in the South… Continue reading

Collision Coffee aka Kopi Tubruk

Collision Coffee (not Coalition ) aka Kopi Tubruk 😀 is how before Starbucks came Indonesian drink their coffee. A traditional way. I suddenly wanted to drink Kopi Tubruk the other day. Using the… Continue reading