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 πŸ˜€ 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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Pfannkuchen (German Pancake)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert, European Culinary, Featured, Kitchenette | 2 comments

If you think that Pfannkuchen is the pancake you used to know, then you are wrong. But do not be sad, I thought so too. German Pfannkuchen is crΓͺpes, not like American pancake you see in the magazine or some foodie blogs around the net. I believe most kids in Germany likes to eat Pfannkuchen, at least this is what I heard from my friends. While Pfannkuchen is normally eaten for breakfast, at my son Kindergarten, he has Pfannkuchen for lunch. Last week before sleeping while hugging me, K asked me to make him Pfannkuchen for breakfast . He said that at Kindergarten, he ate Pfannkuchen either with cherry sauce or vanilla sauce, but this time, he wants my vanilla custard that I used to make for Donauwelle. Okay son, your wish is granted πŸ™‚ I used the recipe...

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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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰ Want to try this cake but living abroad? Here is the...

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Kue Lapis (Layer Steamed Cake)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Appetizers and Snacks, Asian Culinary, Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Modified Culinary | 6 comments

It was in April 2008 when the first time I made this layer steamed cake. I got a big success on my first attempt and posted it here for a Chinese New Year event held on the net. I had a funny story about this cake. Once I brought it for gathering in Bremen and when it’s served, two old women enjoyed eating the cake by pulling it out layer by layer. This way of eating is my way when I was a kid and I believed they did the same when they were smalls πŸ˜‰ They were so enjoy remembering childhood memory by eating kue lapis that way and they didn’t realized that they completed all the cake πŸ˜€ Then when the lunch time coming, some friends who saw my kue lapis searched for it and asked “where...

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Modified Culinary | 21 comments

The recipe of this blueberry cheesecake has been delayed for almost 4 years. For those who’s been readers of my old blog might have known the reason. Although I have not gotten any answer from my friend, I decided to post the recipe as I altered it. After baking this cake several times, I tried to modify the recipe by substituting cream cheese to mascarpone cheese and I never looked back considering the result, it was heavenly delicious! I know for some people especially those who live in Indonesia, changing cream cheese to mascarpone cheese means more cost. Yes, in Indonesia, diary products are expensive hence I did not bake regularly as I used to in Germany. So, if you prefer to have cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese, do not worry, it was delish too. For the crust,...

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Donauwelle – My Craving Cake

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Cake and Cookies, Dessert, European Culinary, Featured, Modified Culinary | 10 comments

Donauwelle was one of my craving foods during my pregnancy last two year. It was the main cause I gained 17kgs during my pregnancy. Yup! All my friends were jealous when I told them that I increased 8kgs up to the 7th months. I was carried away then loosing my control by baking this dangerously yummy cake twice (sometimes thrice) per week during the last two months of my pregnancy period. But never mind, I really enjoyed those days πŸ˜‰ The recipe below is the best one after trying various recipes I got from the internet. The dough, the vanilla pudding and the ganache are just perfect. When you follow the direction and use the correct ingredients, you’ll get the ideal donauwelle even on your first try. Believe me, some of my friends had tried it and got success....

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