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Bali: Tahu Tipat Gerenceng

Bali: Tahu Tipat Gerenceng

Street-side eating here is all about one thing only – tahu tipat. Originally from East Java but hugely popular here in Bali.

East Java  – Surabaya to Malang

East Java – Surabaya to Malang

I love to travel to East Java, I am surprised so few people take the trip from Bali to be honest, I mean, it is easy to get to, there are trains, buses and planes, you can hire a car with or without a driver and in five days see vast changes of character and climate....

A bowl of goodness: Fish Head Soup

A bowl of goodness: Fish Head Soup

One of Indonesia's most popular delicacies is Fish Head Soup.  This popular dish is full of aromatic herbs and spices that make a delightful meal out of some very basic ingredients. It's a real tribute to resourcefulness of the cooks of Indonesia and their artful,...

The Betutu Story

The Betutu Story

Discovering the secrets of Balinese cuisine is a fascinating journey, and one that at times has an almost fairytale feel to it.

Timeless Nasi Kandar

Timeless Nasi Kandar

I have become enchanted by Malay culture, prompted by recent travels to Penang, conversations with people who identify themselves as Malay, and also by the confusion the word causes. Malay, Malaya and Malaysia all have different meanings, and those meanings can depend...