Delicious Tong Seng Recipe by Chef Yono

Taking Indonesian Cuisine to New Heights

Meet award-winning Chef Yono Purnomo of Yono’s restaurant in Albany in NY. Owned and operated by the Purnomo family, this fine dining restaurant has been serving contemporary American and Indonesian fusion since 1986 and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & The American Culinary Federation among others. Chef Yono…

Promoting Indonesian Culture in Philly

We are talking with Sinta Penyami Storms, passionate dancer, marketing expert and promotor of Indonesian culture in Philadelphia.  Sinta’s vision is to preserve the traditional culture through dancing, food, events and other experiences for the South Philly’s Indonesian community as well as the greater Philadelphia public. Listen to our conversation with another Indonesian entrepreneur in…

Celebration meals in California

Meet Richard Foss, a journalist, author, culinary historian, and lecturer based in Manhattan Beach, California. We are talking about celebration meals in California and the history behind it. Richard also talks about his book the surprising history of food and drink in the skies. To learn more about Richard Foss, go to his website richardfoss.com Richard shared his…

A Touch Of Dutch In Philly

Meet Chef Joncarl Lachman, serial restaurateur and owner of one of the few Dutch themed restaurants in America. We talk about his passions, his impressive track record and his tips on what to eat and cook at home. Tune in for a real Dutch treat. Photo credits: Robert Moysan.

Fired Up in San Francisco

Meet Chef Siska Silitonga, the first Indonesian Food Truck driver in San Francisco, bringing a bit of her Batak culture to the Bay Area. She shares her story about her journey and her award winning Indonesian spice pastes for home kitchens across the USA. Tune in and find out more about this passionate and talented…

The Greatest Little Hole in the Wall

In this episode we are having a conversation with Diana Widjojo – co-owner of Hardena Indonesian family restaurant in Philadelphia. What makes this hidden hotspot so special and how did they become semi-finalist in James Beard competition for best Chef Mid-Atlantic region? What does pizza have to do with Indonesian food? Tune in, find out…

Indonesian Fusion in the Windy City

In this episode we have a conversation with Chef Chris Reed, adventurous entrepreneur behind the Indonesian pop-up restaurant The Rice Table, renamed to Bumbu Roux in Chicago. Together with his mother he serves a delicious Rijsttafel – one of the few places in the USA that do. Also on the menu Creole dishes, inspired by…

The Rice Table Podcast

Welcome to The Rice Table; a celebration of food and culture, between East and West. Each episode will cover a new subject. The show is hosted by Jeff Keasberry – published author of 4 cookbooks on Dutch Indonesian cuisine. Twice a month, passionate people are invited to have a seat at his table. There are…

It’s All About The Broth

In conversation with: brothers Erwin & Eric Tjahyadi, successful entrepreneurs behind Komodo restaurants and Bone Kettle – South EastAsian Restaurant & Bar in Old Town Pasadena – famous for its broth! Photo credits: Anthony Lu for food. Jesse Hsu for portraits. Music David Cutter. Production: Jeff Keasberry