Indo Rice Balls

Indo Rice Balls are a snack and a popular street food that hails from the Netherlands. It’s inspired by a popular Indonesian dish called nasi goreng – fried rice. This snack is known as nasibal, a deep fried breaded ball with a filling of spicy fried rice. It was founded back in the early 1950’s…

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…

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…