Tag Archives: Indonesia

Restaurant Review: Bengawan, Keraton at the Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia

Disclaimer: In exchange for this restaurant review, I received one lunch at Bengawan, located on the 7th floor of the Keraton at the Plaza hotel, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Though the disappointing aspects were few and/or trivial, before getting into the … Continue reading

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Desserts: Indonesian Kolak

For me, there’s no shortage of delectable desserts in Indonesia.  They might include local fruit such as the starfruit, papaya, and salak, a combo dinner-dessert- for example, peanut sauce (bumbu kacang) for sate, or ketoprak, or traditional sweets like cucur … Continue reading

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Idiosyncratic Indonesia

Oh, looks like we’ve been down this alliterative avenue before.  However, this time, we’ll paint Indonesia in a more playful light. I’ve gathered three photos that have amused me since coming across their subjects in Java last year…although one of those … Continue reading

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Buffet

Nearly every Saturday during my sophomore year of college, my roommate and I would subject ourselves to a take-no-prisoners Indian buffet.  Was it good?  It had its moments, not the least of which was the grueling walk back to the … Continue reading

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The Salak (Snake Fruit) of Indonesia

My first encounter with the salak, or snake fruit, a native to Java and Sumatra, Indonesia came while visiting Pura Besakih (pura= temple) in Bali in 2005.  As much as I’d like to add a photo from then, my external … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Consular Offices, with a Bonus

One of my favorite streets in Jakarta seems to have other fans in Manhattan too:Ironically, it was at the Consulate of Indonesia where I was able to test out the latest in household minivanization.  On unpredictable Fridays and Saturdays throughout … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Sky Cafe (Indonesian), Elmhurst, Queens, New York

It’s difficult to say where it all began.  Life, that is.  Or my introduction to Sky Cafe, an Indonesian restaurant in New York. Every now and then I go to Philadelphia to visit a college buddy.  He introduced to me … Continue reading

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