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…

Indo Dutch Food Culture 101

If you are wondering what Indo Dutch Food is, you are not alone. Internationally, little is known about this exotic cuisine. Many people still refer to it as Indonesian food. Not entirely wrong when you consider it originated in the same geographical area, known as Indonesia.  But in my opinion it’s a bit oversimplified. There are actually differences…

Dutch-Indonesian, Confusion Cuisine?

‘Pea soup served over rice with sambal oelek? That is not ‘Indies’ cuisine! I get a similar response from people when I tell them that this “Indisch” cuisine offers its version of macaroni and cheese.  Some frown when I explain that  “Frikandel pan,”  (a meatloaf dish) and “Hussars salad” with beets are also “Indisch.” This…