BATAVIA CLUB CANAPÉ

Picture the grand old ‘Hotel Des Indes’ in Batavia (Jakarta’s colonial name). It was a famous hotel in the days when travel meant long journeys by rail or sea and where the rich and famous of its day would stay. Where during official functions and private regal feasts, local jongos, or male servants, would carry…

daging burgkus kol

Daging Bungkus Kol is Delicious

Daging Bungkus Kol – Stuffed cabbage rolls Daging is the Indonesian word for meat. This is a steamed meat dish served with brown sauce. There are some health benefits as this dish is steamed and not fried. This stuff is really good! INGREDIENTS 9 0z ground beef 80% lean 20% fat 2 eggs 2 finely chopped…

Spicy Peanut Popcorn

Popcorn comes with all kinds of toppings. An Indo version is of course inevitable. This is my recipe inspired by the belado potato chips. This seductive, spicy sweet popcorn with extra crunch, leaves your hand grasping for more without leaving any for your guests. Just don’t invite anyone or make an extra batch! Ingredients butter for greasing 1…

Indo Burrito

Indo Burrito – Indo Mexican Fusion in LA

Living in Los Angeles means being in foodie paradise. Angelenos can choose from a wide range of culinary options, many of which are fuision cuisines. One of the popular local dishes is the ‘breakfast burrito’ – A Mexican-American fusion treat and my personal favorite if I want a hearty breakfast and don’t have much time. Well, I…

Pomegranate seeds in coconut milk

By special request, I was asked for the recipe of Bubur Biji Delima, a porridge made with pomegranate seeds and coconut milk. At least that is what we are made to believe. Here is the kicker, in Indonesia pomegranate seeds porridge is a dish that is actually not made of real pomegranate seeds, they are special grains…

Quiche by Keasberry - Quicheberry

Have a Quicheberry

Last Sunday we were invited to an Easter potluck party with friends. I decided to make something that’s easy ‘n tasty, knowing that I had to save some room for chocolate eggs.  What came to mind were my special Quiche bites, which I call ‘Quicheberrys.’ A savory tart with a crispy crust and a rich filling of Boursin and…

Pandan Cake Pops

The Indo Dutch cuisine knows a lot of sweet delights: from cakes, puddings, steamed-, baked- and deep-fried pastries. One of the most well known cakes is the Pandan Cake  (recipe in my 1st Dutch book) – which is also called a Chiffon cake, a light and fluffy cake with subtle, gentle, fragrant flavours of Pandan, from…

Siomay Bandung Style

When I think of Bandung, I see a piece of Holland in the tropics.  When I visited this beautiful city it felt like I was catapulted back in time. Bandung is renowned for its high number of Dutch colonial architecture; especially the tropical Art Deco architectural style. I would not mind living there. I can picture…