When visiting Bangka Island, other than exploring the historical attractions or relaxing amidst nature, take a culinary tour of the island and sample the variety of the region’s traditional dishes. Dishes from Malaysia, the Minangkabau and Guangdong are served in colonial Dutch buildings that have been transformed into restaurants, adding to the adventure of the search for the local food and
A young mother sits casually, grinding coffee beans using the traditional tools and methods. In the center of the room, coffee beans roast in a large clay pan. A mouth-watering aroma fills the air in every corner of the room and beyond, bursting through windows and doors into the plantations that surround it. This quaint little coffee house is found in the midst of a miniature coffee field along t
Highlighted by a backdrop of a stunning mountain range and lush natural landscape, the highlands of Kerinci in Jambi Province also offer a cool and refreshing climate. Accompanying the cool air, the people of Kerinci also serve some of the most delicious hot soupy meals and beverages that will surely indulge your tongue and warm the body.
Gulai Ikan Semah
After venturing up the peak of Mount Kerinci or soaking yourself in the refreshing Semurup Hot Spring, you may wonder what you could take home as memento from this marvelous place? The answer may lie in the sweet tasty traditional snack called Dodol Kentang.
Dodol is a popular sweet toffee-like confection, which in the case of Dodol Kentang is made from potato (Kentang means potato in t
The Javanese woman has a long tradition of mixing carefully picked leaves, fruits, and herbs into a traditional herbal drink called Jamu. These are usually slowly boiled together and the mixture taken as medicine. This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and is still well preserved to this very day. To bring these benefits to the masses, Jamu is now developed in mode
Dubbed as the “Island of the Gods”, the enchanting island of Bali is blessed with more than just pristine nature and mesmerizing culture, but also the sheer exotic taste of its traditional cuisine. Regarded as one of the world's most complex cuisines, the art of Balinese food is a culinary cocktail of fresh ingredients, intricate flavors and aromatic spices, wrapped up in an incred
Yogyakarta, the cultural heartland of Java, is not only famous for its keraton or royal palace and well preserved Javanese traditions that highlight the people’s daily life, but also its distinct culinary scene. If there is one dish that truly distinguishes Yogyakarta and everything it stands for, it would be none other than: Gudeg.
Although also found in several other cities in Central Jav
Lombok is the direct neighbouring island east of Bali. In Bahasa Indonesia “lombok” means “chilli pepper”. It is not determined yet why the island got its name, but for certain, its favorite foods are surprisingly hot, that are loved by those who enjoy real hot stuff. Among these are : Ayam Taliwang (or Taliwang Chicken), Plecing Kangkung
If you like a little spice in your food then Padang is the place for you. Famous throughout Indonesia for its distinctive cuisine, Padang is THE place to go to sample the famous spicy nasi padang food that has spread throughout the country and the world.
Virtually every city in Indonesia has a Padang restaurant which shows just how popular this food is. You can often tell a Padang restaurant becau