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Month: January 2013

North Jakarta’s best Indian food

    I often have sensual cravings. By now, my trip to India three years ago felt like a yonder memory. Frequently struck by far-flung memories of its rich heritage, exotic charms, and colorful spices, my gut is getting desperate for some ghee.   It doesn’t get any better when Indian restaurants are rare in town. […]

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January 2013 flood: Inundated Jakarta through my looking glass

Throughout the night I was sleeping with torrential rain and thunderous storms. It was really loud and I barely slept. Got out of bed this morning and saw the aftermath from my window. My city’s been copiously submerged in floodwaters. Some places knee-high, other areas completely drowned. Slums are destroyed and thousands have already fled […]

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

My quick morning mojo-booster


I didn’t know what to do with the leftover milk after making my Spinach Fettucini Alfredo. I don’t drink unsweetened milk by the glass, and I don’t usually buy cereals.

Since I always have fruits in the house, namely bananas on the dinner table and fresh blueberries in the freezer, I used the milk and combined it with my blueberries and bananas … and ended up with this luscious smoothie :)



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Ratatouille, hors d’oeuvres at its best

      Bonsoir! You must be looking for Ratatouille, the famous French relish.   Obviously, the dish has gained worldwide popularity since the release of Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated movie back in 2007. But I suppose Chef Remy isn’t the one behind Ratatouille French Bistro & Bar, Jakarta’s nascent haute-cuisine conception. What I can promise […]

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Pasta haven from the tavern

    With a striking resemblance to PEPeNeRo, another cucina Italiana in town, Trattoria offers a rich selection of pasta dishes for every member of your family to enjoy. First founded in Seminyak, Bali in 2002, Trattoria quickly became popular and especially frequented by expat patrons. Well-known for its simple, homemade dishes, founders chef Edoardo […]

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