Iftar at Signatures Restaurant, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Cake and Cookies, Dessert, European Culinary, Featured, Fish and Shellfish, Indonesian Culinary, Product Review, Special Event | 0 comments

Ramadan is here! Ramadan, especially in Indonesia, means tons of “bukber” (buka bersama, break the fasting together) invitation will come from family, friends or colleagues. The most favorite Bukber place is in a restaurant where we don’t have to worry about preparing food and washing the dishes ­čśÇ If you and your family/friends/colleagues want a cozy atmosphere with friendly service, good food and provide a fully air conditioned musholla to pray, then Signatures Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is the place. Though Signatures Restaurant has Authentic Indonesian Cuisine as their tagline, but they provide international food as well. For this Ramadan, their talented chefs have prepared various Indonesian and Arabian favorites until 5 July 2016 on an iftar buffet, which comes with an assortment tajil and hot tea for IDR 355K++ Kurma (Dates) and a glass of mineral...

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Baking Class with Bungasari

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Cake and Cookies, Featured, Kitchenette, Special Event | 2 comments

Ceritanya minggu lalu, tepatnya Rabu, 20 April 2016 saya diundang IDFB (Indonesian Food Blogger) yang bekerjasama dengan Bungasari Flour Mills Indonesia untuk belajar baking di Bungasari Innovation Center di Jl. Taman Pakubuwono 6 No. 11. Setelah menempuh perjalanan kurang lebih 1 jam 20 menit dengan Gojek, akhirnya saya sampai juga walaupun terlambat 5 menit plus rasa pegal karena terlalu lama duduk diatas motor. FYI, ini kali pertama saya naik Gojek, keren ya ­čÖé Kedatangan saya disambut sangat ramah oleh pihak Bungasari dan seperti mengerti bahwa saya telah menempuh perjalanan yang sangat jauh, mereka mempersilahkan saya untuk mengganjel perut dengan aneka snacks yang telah mereka sediakan. Saya langsung yakin kalau snacks yang mereka sajikan itu pasti dibuat memakai tepung terigu Bungasari. Bungasari adalah salah satu produsen tepung terigu yang merupakan gabungan dari FKS (Indonesia), Malayan Flour Mills (Malaysia), dan Toyota...

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Feine Butterpl├Ątzchen (Fine Butter Cookies)

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Cake and Cookies, Featured, Having Fun, Kareem, Kitchenette, Milestones, Playground | 0 comments

On his birthday, December 8th, 2014, K learned how to bake cookies on his elementary school preparation project. As K will be 5 years and 7 months on the beginning of the new school calendar, he can join the project. K was very proud of himself that he can make cookies. He came home and gave me the cookies and asked me: “Bibu, do you know what flour is?” Then he started to explain me the process to make cookies from scratch. How to make the dough, how to roll the dough with rolling pin and how to make the form by cookie cutter. Not to forget that he must throw some flour to the working table so the batter will not be sticky. I wish I recorded that moment. The recipe for the cookies I took from my...

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Nastar Keju (Indonesian Pineapple Tart with Cheese)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Appetizers and Snacks, Cake and Cookies, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette | 0 comments

Recipe and story will be posted...

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Putu Ayu (Indonesian Steamed Coconut Cake)

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Appetizers and Snacks, Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette | 6 comments

It’s a long overdue post that’s been drafted for ages. I made this Indonesian steamed coconut cake (Putu Ayu) in April, and supposed to be posted on May, but then I had to go abroad for some projects.. and you know the rest of the story ­čśë Putu Ayu is one of many traditional cakes in Indonesia that easily found in the traditional market (pasar). This cake is pretty (that’s why it’s called “ayu”), fragrant (from the pandan leaf), “gurih” (from the coconut flakes) and tasty. When I was a kid, I ate this pretty cake by eating the top first and now, my 2y11mos son did the same. Cute isn’t it ­čśë Want to try this cake but living abroad? Here is the...

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Macaron by Butterfly on a Rainbow

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Cake and Cookies, Featured, Product Review | 0 comments

Busy is the only reason I have as an excuse for again abandoning this blog. Last two months I had some projects as both food photographer and stylist. I’ll tell you the details in the future (please keep your finger cross for that *LOL*). I believe most of us know about this melt in the mouth confectionery from French, macaron. According to Wikipedia: A macaron (French pronunciation:┬á[maka╦ł╩ü╔ö╠â][1] is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring.[2] The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. Though it’s from French, doesn’t mean that you cannot find and buy macaron from the local store in your country, you can! Or if you...

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