Delicious Tong Seng Recipe by Chef Yono

Chef Yono’s recipe for Tong Seng

If you listened to The Rice Table podcast conversation with award-winning Chef Yono Purnomo of Yono’s restaurant in Albany in NY he talks about one of his favorite childhood foods: TONG SENG.  He shares his recipe below. Enjoy! TONG SENG  Chef Yono: “This dish is one of my childhood favorites, every month, I would go with my…

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…

Baru Belanda Jeff Keasberry

Revival of Indonesian cuisine in Holland

Two star Michelin Master Chef Pascal Jalhay presented his new book Baru Belanda (New Dutch) during an exclusive release party at Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam, on March 18th. This tribute to Dutch Indies cuisine already received great reviews. Together with 14 talented chefs, Pascal aims to inspire young chefs to revalue dishes and tastes, modernize…

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…

Indonesian Restaurants in USA

I often get the question: “Where can I find an Indonesian restaurant?” Well, here you go:   The number of Indonesian restaurants, small eateries, catering & food trucks are on the rise but still below 100 in the USA. The restaurants serving rijsttafel have an *. We have created a list of places to give a…

Risotto with an Indo Dutch twist

When two cultures meet, beautiful things happen. Like the Indo Dutch cooking style, for example, derived from a blend of Western and Oriental cooking techniques and ingredients. A kitchen that is the heart of the hybrid culture that originated in the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia). This cooking style came along with the Indo…

East Coast Indo Dutch Food Talk

Another Indo Dutch food talk was on the schedule for the East Coast this time. Of course there was more because we know that talking about food grows an appetite. So, there I went on the red-eye to New York with a suitcase full of terasi, krupuk and spices. An invitation to speak and cook…

Pisang Goreng Slide Tackle

Going Bananas

When eating my Indo Dutch soul food, I often get memory flashbacks that I associate with the dish I eat. When eating fried bananas (Pisang Goreng) for example, I am catapulted back in time to the family restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam, where I grew up. There was never a dull moment. If you were able…

Hussars Salad Indo Dutch style

Celebrate the coming of summer with a tasty Indische Huzarensalade – as it is called in Dutch. A light purple colored dish with a fresh, lightly sweet ‘n sour taste. I have fond memories of this delicious salad, the way my dad Bill used to make it. A traditional Indo Dutch dish that made it into…

Jeff Keasberry interviewed at Heritage Radio Network

SHARE THE MESSAGE: TRY THIS AMERICA

There is so much to share on the subject of Indo Dutch Culinary Heritage. Luckily the media has shown interest in Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets to help amplify the message. We need exposure to support our mission: to get America to explore this fascinating cuisine. I have been humbled by rave reviews and warm responses.…