Majalah Bumbu: A Closer Look at the Indonesian Culinary


Hailed as one of the forms to promote the culinary richness of Indonesia, Majalah Bumbu reviews several local food and beverages of Indonesia. This edition does not only explain the delicious menu of each cuisine but also tells a story of its origins as well as the best places to taste the menu, which makes this edition an interesting aspiration.

Tea or Coffee? 

Coffee is increasingly becoming a favorite pass-time beverage in Indonesia. Meanwhile, in Java, tea still holds its place as the beverage of choice. Majalah Bumbu presents the story of how tea and coffee have become part of the daily lifestyle for Indonesians.

Nostalgia for “Und Corner”

Majalah Bumbu also introduces Tugu Malang, which is known for its colonial architecture that combines school, hotel, store, and office design. As a regency, Malang is boasted as a cultural heritage. Majalah Bumbu tells the story of “Toko Roti Tugu” or better known as “Und Corner”, an old bakery with a colonial design that resides in Malang. The bakery’s specialty is its famous and delicious “rissoles”.

Characteristics of Indonesian cuisine

Curious on what makes Indonesian dishes taste authentic? This section of Majalah Bumbu discusses the nine characteristics of Indonesian cuisine, including the use of spices in all its dishes. Discover the secret of Indonesian culinary here!

The Warung Burjo

Majalah Bumbu also covers the story of warung burjo. Warung is a stall that is usually located on the side of the street, and warung burjo is a store that serves “burjo” or “bubur kacang ijo” (mung bean porridge). Commonly known in Yogyakarta, warung burjo actually originates in Madura and Kuningan. Majalah Bumbu reveals what makes warung burjo special and become the identity of not only Yogyakarta, but also several other places in Indonesia.

The Talua Tea 

Literally means "egg tea", Talua Tea is a drink that originates from Minang culture on West Sumatra. Talua Tea consists of tea, sugar, eggs, and a little bit of squeezed lemon. In this local cuisine section in Majalah Bumbu, we will discover the history of Talua Tea and its connection with Minang heritage.

The Sambal

Sambal, a wide variety of spicy pastes that are usually consumed as a complementary condiment by Indonesians, actually dwells many interesting stories. In this section, Majalah Bumbu covers all the information about different kinds of spicy sambal from Indonesia.

A cup of coffee

What do Indonesians think about coffee? How are their opinions regarding the vast consumption of coffee due to the trend of coffee-milk takeaway and delivery stalls in Indonesia? This section in Majalah Bumbu will unravel all the stories about coffee and its highly regarded hype in Indonesia.

Netflix street food

Have you watched "Street Food Asia" documentary series on Netflix? If you have, then you must know that one of the places featured was Yogyakarta. This entertainment section covers the story of Mbah Satinem and her jajan pasar food stall in Yogyakarta, which recently got famous due to being featured in the "Street Food" documentary series.

Even though we can’t enjoy all the tasty Indonesian cuisines at the moment due to the pandemic, you can click this link to find culinary inspirations in Indonesia based on Majalah Bumbu. If you’re interested to cook by yourself, then choose the menu here.

Bon Appétit!