Celebrating Indonesian Cuisine

Petty Elliott digs deep into the minds of two leading chefs for their thoughts on how to put Indonesian food culture on the global culinary map. Chef Ray Adriansyah with Chef Elke Plasmeijer and Adi Karmayasa Any visitor to our capital Jakarta, or the globally recognised tourist island of Bali, can enjoy a vast array

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The Expert View on Jakarta’s Culinary Scene

Jakarta is a city that never sleeps. As the capital of Indonesia, the city is vibrant, bustling, sometimes chaotic, but always surprising – the same can be said about its culinary scene. Every week, new restaurants, cafes and bars open and try their luck to catch the attention of Jakarta’s passionate foodies. Some simply vanish

Indonesian Cuisine Shines at Samsara

A passion for authentic Indonesian food, served in elegant and chic surroundings – this is what new restaurant Samsara in South Jakarta is all about. Located in the green and leafy neighborhood of Kebayoran Baru, Samsara only recently opened its doors, but has already garnered a number of patrons who quickly fell in love with

Indonesia’s Wine Scene

Up until a little less than ten years ago, wine was hard to come by in Indonesia. Citing religious or cultural concerns, several ASEAN countries – including Indonesia, where the legal drinking age is 21 – excluded wine and spirits from tariffs commitments in the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement back in 2009. Due to

The Perfect Remedy of Sweet Sunday Brunch

In 1985, English writer Guy Beringer first coined the term “brunch” in an essay, published in Hunter’s Weekly, where he argued that brunch would serve as the perfect remedy for Sunday morning hangovers. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” he wrote. “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied

Food (Ordering) Made Easy

Thanks to online reservation platforms, booking restaurants and ordering food is now easier than ever. Whatever your need – hosting an event, ordering in on either weekdays or weekend, or giving in to guilty pleasures when the late night hunger attacks – there are now apps and websites that enable you to do so, without

Tales of Asian Food and Love

From the usual dim sum suspects such as shumai, har gao and cheong fun to all-time favourite light bites, guilty pleasure carbs and roasts, Asiatale Restaurant & Bar has got it all – the Asian way. the Dim Sum menu is divided into three categories – Steamed, Fried/Pan-fried and Cheong Fun – and boils down

Meat Time Delights at Bradley’s Kitchen

Fancy a lovely spot for tea? For those embracing tea as a time of beauty and quality in a classic British setting, Bradley’s Kitchen is the place to go. Bradley’s Kitchen popularity has given it a great deal of leverage with the old company – Bradley’s Tea House. The company wants to enhance brand-name power

A Tuscan Feast at Rafles Jakarta

Tuscany in Central Italy is known for its beautiful landscape and artistic heritage. It is also home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Raffles Jakarta organized an exquisite Wine dinner at Arts Café by Raffles in early September to introduce Frescobaldi Wines to a Jakarta audience. Pairing different Frescobaldi Wines with delectable

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