Relatives of Poffertjes in Indonesia

Have you ever heard of poffertjes, the mini pancakes from the Netherlands?  Its size might be small, but its influence has been great. This little sweet treat from the Netherlands has relatives in Indonesia. Traces of its culinary DNA can be found in sweet Indonesian treats like kue cubit, kue cerabi and kue pukis. Indonesian…

Rijsttafel not an adaptation of Nasi Padang

When you Google ‘rijsttafel’ you will see from the top results that the rijsttafel is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the hidang presentation of nasi Padang, an Indonesian dining ritual from the region of West Sumatra.  It’s time to debunk this newly created myth. When it comes to the history of Indo-Dutch culinary traditions there are no…

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Unique Indo Dutch Heritage Calendar

A unique Indo Dutch heritage calendar, featuring SoCal Indo-Dutch Americans loving their Indo Dutch food culture, is offered for free.  This limited edition calendar will be included with your cookbook order placed via this site. We preserve our heritage whenever we serve that special food that relates to our community and culture. It provides a…

The new sriracha on the block: Chabé

Sriracha has become the modern synonym for hot sauce, as Kleenex is for tissue and Band-Aid is for adhesive bandage. The cult-like popularity of the trendsetting, U.S. made, fiery red condiment in the green-capped squeeze bottle with the rooster logo (aka rooster sauce) has even inspired Heinz, Tabasco and Lee Kum Kee to follow with…

Pangsit Goreng – a delicious crispy surprise

An old time favorite and no.1 on the Indofood appetizer chart: Pangsit Goreng. This deep-fried dumpling with special meat mixture was a great starter at our restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam. One regular guest would always call ahead: “I am on my way, can you have 3 orders of Pangsit Goreng ready at my table?” Pangsit Goreng…

East Coast Indo Dutch Food Talk

Another Indo Dutch food talk was on the schedule for the East Coast this time. Of course there was more because we know that talking about food grows an appetite. So, there I went on the red-eye to New York with a suitcase full of terasi, krupuk and spices. An invitation to speak and cook…

Pisang Goreng Slide Tackle

Going Bananas

When eating my Indo Dutch soul food, I often get memory flashbacks that I associate with the dish I eat. When eating fried bananas (Pisang Goreng) for example, I am catapulted back in time to the family restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam, where I grew up. There was never a dull moment. If you were able…

Keasberry fined in Surabaya

A hefty fine was imposed on Mr. Keasberry in Surabaya. Big news back in the day – say 78 years ago.  When you Google or search online and type in the name Keasberry, you come across all kinds of things. The name Keasberry also appeared in a scanned page of the newspaper  Bataviaasch nieuwsblad (Batavian…

Jeff Keasberry interviewed at Heritage Radio Network

SHARE THE MESSAGE: TRY THIS AMERICA

There is so much to share on the subject of Indo Dutch Culinary Heritage. Luckily the media has shown interest in Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets to help amplify the message. We need exposure to support our mission: to get America to explore this fascinating cuisine. I have been humbled by rave reviews and warm responses.…

Neville Keasberry at the Rijksmuseum

Before the times of television and 3D-viewers there was Stereoscope, a device by which two photographs of the same object taken at slightly different angles are viewed together, creating an impression of depth and solidity. My great grandfather Neville Keasberry was a well known photographer in Malang, Java. He had a subscription service you could…