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A Slice of Tradition: Wedding Cakes Around the World

There’s all the reason in the world to round out your reception with a wedding cake. It’s delicious, photogenic, traditional, and lucky, since it’s a fertility symbol (wheat, the basis of most flour...

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Romantic and Best Restaurants in Jakarta, May 2012

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by Martinpascual 9 years ago

My wife and I will be going to Jakarta from May 9-13. Does anyone have any restaurants recommendations. Going with my wife, she prefers romantic more than street food, ambience over authenticity. W...

Bali > Ubud - Warung Mina & Trip Report

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by mzx 9 years ago

April 2012 Trip Report: Ibu Oka - very good, waited for fresh pig to arrive in the afternoon.... not exactly a revelation, but certainly a must see lunch sport. Murni's Warung - very good,...

Indonesia - Best Fried Chicken in East Java at Ayam Goreng Ny. Suharti in Surabaya

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Ayam Goreng Ny. Suharti which started off in Jogjakarta must be the most successful Jogja-style fried chicken chain in Indonesia. Named after the owner, who happened to be the grand-daughter of Mbo...

Indonesia - restaurant/market recommendations

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by milloy17 9 years ago

Hi hounders - heading to Indonesia and am looking for all your recommendations on places to eat -- from the street carts to the fancy restaurants with a view. We will be in Ubud, Uluwatu and Yogya...

Indonesia - Incredible fried chicken!!

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Yogyakarta-style fried chicken is the BEST I’d tried anywhere in Asia, if not the world! The chicken was first par-boiled in Javanese spices, before being coated in batter (tapioca flour?) then dee...

Chow-Friendly Veggie Hotel on the Beach in Bali or Phuket?

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by SimonF 9 years ago

I'm looking for a place that is veggie-friendly (no fish, egg is ok) in Bali or Phuket on the beach. I'm one person, and would prefer a simple eco-lodge place to a super-upscale resort hotel. I'm...

Indonesia - A Taste of Indonesian-style Briyani Rice and Martabak

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

I'd always wondered how Indonesian-style briyani rice or meat-filled martabak pancakes stack up against their counterpart in Singapore or Malaysia, where large ethnic-Indian communities abound, as ...

Indonesia - A Taste of Babi Guling in Bali

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

No visit to Bali would be complete without a taste of "babi guling", roast suckling pig, Balinese-style. Our Balinese foodie friends reacted in horror when I suggested going to the (in)famous Ibu ...

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by AdinaA 10 years ago

I am considering a family vacation on Bali as an add-on to a business tirp to that part of the world. I am aware that there is nothing Jewish on Bali. But I think that I could live on salak, ra...

Indonesia - Cantonese lunch in Surabaya

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Not really the best Chinese-Cantonese meal I'd had - but considering that one is actually in Surabaya, Indonesia's 2nd city, it can actually be considered pretty "decent". I enjoyed it, a welcome r...

Indonesia - Dinner at "White Man's Village" in Nusa Dua, Bali

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

I had serious doubts about going into a restaurant called "Resto Kampung Bule" or White Man's Village Restaurant in Nusa Dua, Bali's uber-chic part of the island. The setting was pretty atttractive...

Indonesia - Rumah Makan Kertanegara

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

This restaurant near Malang's Town Hall offers one of the more atmospheric and palatial settings in town. Its menu consists of an impressive spread of local Chinese and Javanese dishes. What we had...

Indonesia - A little slice of Singapore in East Java

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Singapore's Killiney Kopitiam makes a surprising appearance at Surabaya's swank Tunjungan Mall. It offers a variety of "Singaporean" food - very localised versions: sweeter, and with a somewhat dif...

Foodie Landmarks in Ubud, Bali (Indonesia) - Reviews

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by burumun 12 years ago

Not to be outdone by Anthony Bourdain, our first meal in Bali was perhaps Bali's most famous dish - at its most famous restaurant, suckling pig aka Babi Guling Ibu Oka. Tourists and locals alike...

Birthday Dinner in UBUD Bali

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by fex 10 years ago

Where should my boyfriend and I go to celebrate my 25th Birthday in Ubud? We want to have a special, beautiful, delicious meal so something pricey would be okay if it were worth it. I've looked int...

Indonesia - Javanese Fried Chicken (& other stuff) from Ayam Goreng "Tenes"

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

If there's any fried chicken spot in Malang which can rival Ayam Goreng Jogja (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802224), it has to be Ayam Goreng "Tenes", so-named by its founders Bpk Dodid & Ibu Y...

Indonesia - Javanese pancakes from Serabi Solo Notosuman

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

“Serabi” is basically Indonesian-style “appams” – those soft, sweet, moist little pancakes we get in Malaysia and Singapore. And the most famous “serabi” in the whole of Java, if not Indonesia, mus...

Indonesia - Cold Food at Depot Nikmat

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Depot Nikmat is a very - I repeat: VERY – "East Javanese" kinda eating spot. Opened in 1982, and now run by Pak Sukadi, son of the founder Bu Hj Kurnien, this place seems to be on the lips of every...

Indonesia - A taste of Papua New Guinean crabs

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Dinner this evening was at this insanely popular highway stop in the little East Javanese town of Pandaan. Kepiting Cak Gundul is easily located as you can't miss the long line of parked automob...

Indonesia - Soponyono in East Java, another oldie but goodie

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by klyeoh 10 years ago

Soponyono Restaurant in Lawang once did a roaring trade with its trademark “Tahu Telur” (tofu-egg omelette dish) in the 1950s. The proprietress at the time, Bu Daeng, was a gifted chef from the...