As I said in my last post, Indonesian food are simply to die for!

Some of you may know about it as they are getting more popular here especially Gado Gado which Jamie Oliver once provided the recipe on his show which I wouldn’t say it’s the most authentic but it is his version I guess.


But when in Rome i.e home, you eat! I will almost always have a list of things to do and places to try and eat but nothing beats street food! It’s awesome but since cleanliness is not the best here in Jakarta so for those of you planning to come visit, I suggest you bring indigestion pills or medicine for diarrhoea. Not to put you off or anything because if you are not used to it then it is merely a precaution.

This one is called Kue Pancong (Kue = cake) – you will see this almost at every popular street.



Kue Ape…now this is my childhood. It’s like a crispy pancake on the edges and a thick one in the middle..similar to a fried egg. It comes in a multitude of colours but mainly green or white and is made with wheat flour.


20141206_07523720141206_075255Chicken noodles with Water spinach (Kangkung)


My absolute favourite dish ever! Sate Ayam with Lontong basically translates to Chicken satay and lontong is made from rice.


And finally, Soto ayam which is chicken soup with vermicelli noodles, vegetables and prawn crackers….


….excuse me while I salivate for a bit here and head to Newcastle Chinatown to satisfy my cravings or to Chilli Padi.

Courtney xx

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