Virtual Dinner Party with Indofood

Let’s Eat – Ayo Makan! Join our digital dinner party with Indo food. Food is a means of connection. In the face of trying times and social distancing, we are sharing our special events and parties online. We have WiFi as the new long table and your phone, tablet or laptop is the new place setting.…

Soto Ayam – Indonesian Chicken Soup

One of my favorite comfort foods is soup of the chicken kind ; soto ayam. Soto is the Javanese word for soup and ayam is the Indonesian word for chicken. There are different versions depending on where the soto is served. Some historians suggested that soto was a mixture of traditions in the region. There…

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…

Bebotok met tomatensoep en rijst.

Als ik van school kwam liep ik meteen door naar de restaurantkeuken, pakte een bord, schepte wat rijst op, goot er wat tomatensoep overheen en dan een lekker stuk bebotok en kroepoek erbij. Bebotok is een pittig gekruid, gestoofd gehakt. Een ‘signature dish’ van het restaurant.  Het recept is van mijn moeder Jessy en is een…