Somehow despite all the craziness of the past 3 weeks, I was able to give my article on time! Phew! (Hopefully without too many grammatical errors!) I was really excited to be asked by Candice of ExpatArrivals.com to do an article on Jakarta. I chose to do the See and Do in Jakarta, because I felt most comfortable about the topic.Read More
For those who love Turkish cuisine or eating in Turquaz, another Turquaz Cooking class is coming up on March 13, 2013. Many of you inquired about the next one when I posted about the last cooking class. More details on the upcoming class after the jump!
Last week I attended an Indonesian Cooking class, specifically Minang Cuisine. A popular example of Minang food is Padang, which can be found all over Jakarta and is familiar to even an expat like me. Padang is an area of Minang and the cuisine is coastal composed of fish and seafood. Minang cuisines is however not restricted to Padang. It is a bigger region, wherein Padang is located, and the cuisines can be different because of the difference in the location i.e. highland cuisine is more beef & chicken. I enjoyed an indepth look into Indonesian cuisine, beyond the usual sate and rendang. I got to discover some ingredients that I’ve never encountered before and taste some things that my fellow attendees (mostly Indonesian for this class) where not familiar with either. How cool is that? Photos of the cooking class after the jump!Read More
I was so excited to finally attend one of Chef Sezai’s cooking classes in Turkuaz. As I’ve said many times before, Turkuaz is one of our favorite restaurants in Jakarta. The quality of the food is exceptional, the service is great and the personal touch of Chef Sezai and Yanti make for an unforgettable dining experience each time. I first heard of their cooking class from the wife of our former Ambassador. She and our Ambassador were Turquaz regulars and she loved attending the monthly classes. Photos of the class I attended last week after the jump!Read More
I’ve been meaning to take pictures of Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace / Shop / Cafe ever since I saw an amzing paper exhibit there last year. I’ve always just been super super busy! I finally had an excuse to go there when I met up with Bea, a fellow Filipino and a newbie in the Jakarta scene. It was my first time to try the coffee shop too.Read More
Last Friday I was fortunate enough to attend The Ritz Carlton’s Risotto Cooking Class. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make Risotto and it’s always been so intimidating for me so this was the perfect opportunity!Read More
I sorta got inspired by the blog post of Mrs. O of the same title to write about an experience of mine! I didn’t plan on really writing about it at first, but what the heck… it’s too funny not to!Read More
I was pleasantly surprised to find an invitation to a Mooncake cooking class and dinner from the nice people at JW Marriott Jakarta (Kuningan) last week. It’s that time of the year again – the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake time! Did the JW Marriot manage make a mooncake convert out of me?Read More
Attended the Italian Chef vs Pastry Chef Cooking Class with my friend LM at The Ritz on another Saturday. The class was held by Lobo’s Chef Mariano Liuzza and Chef I Made Kona at their demo kitchen. The staff were very nice to us and eager to assist. Croissants and various pastries with coffee were served when we got there. The 2 chefs were so friendly and very patient and accommodating of all our questions. Check out the scrumptious dishes they taught us!
Tagged along with my fab friend Ted one Saturday for Chinese Cooking class entitled “Authentic Cantonese Dishes in Stylish Presentation” at the Pearl restaurant of the JW Marriot Jakarta. Is it worth it signing up for one of their classes?Read More