Martabak Telur (Curried Minced Beef & Eggs Filling in Spring Rolls Pastry )

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Martabak, from Arabic word:   مطبق  (meaning folded).  Martabak widely found in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Yemen, Singapore and Brunei. Depending on the country, each has different name and different filling. I remember I tried martabak in Mecca, it taste quite different compare to Indonesian one.

There are two dish that called martabak in Indonesia, one referring to this martabak, hence it is called Martabak Telur, in English, literally means, Eggs Martabak due to the eggs filling, otherwise, the right English grammar should be, Savoury Martabak… (ehem..look who is lecturing grammar..:-) Continue reading Martabak Telur (Curried Minced Beef & Eggs Filling in Spring Rolls Pastry )

Tips on Long Haul Flights With Young Children


If you’d read my post on Staycation at Luxurious Apartment in Cape Town, you would probably recall that my family and I visit our Indonesian family annually [lets hope it will stay annually.. pls hubby..?  😉

Years ago, the flight duration used to be shorter  as we used to fly SQ and MAS. Roughly it took around 11-13 hrs from CT to Sing  or KL, then 1-2 hrs from Sing/KL to Jakarta.  Sadly, MAS has stopped  its CT route and SQ’s ticket is ridiculously expensive in the holiday seasons.  So we switched to more affordable Qatar Airways or Emirates Airlines. That means longer route. Roughly around 9 hours CT- Doha/Dubai and another 9 hour to Jakarta. Plus transit times and checking times etc, approximately takes about 30 hrs from our  CT’s bed to Jakarta’s bed. Continue reading Tips on Long Haul Flights With Young Children

Six of KAUAI Stores are No Longer Halaal


Some Changes in KAUAI

KAUAI has made some changes, among others, re-branding, changes in menus, new concept stores and… some stores are no longer HALAAL!

The “no longer halaal” part was quite disappointing for me. However Alhamdulillah, I learn that most of Kauai stores are still Halaal. Continue reading Six of KAUAI Stores are No Longer Halaal

Jus Alpukat (Avocado Smoothie)


Indonesia has lots of variety of drinks, many of them made from fresh fruits.  My kiddies and hubby love  Jus Alpokat more than other jus (fresh juices/ smoothies) in Jakarta.  I know you think… huh avo for drinks…? but trust me, try it while avocado is in season now. It’s healthy, it’s thirst-quenching, much much better and healthie than consuming soft drinks! Continue reading Jus Alpukat (Avocado Smoothie)

Acar (Indonesian Pickled Vegetable)


Acar (vegetable pickled) is a condiment that accompanying many of Indonesian dishes. Such as Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay), Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Mie Goreng (Fried Noodle), Martabak, Gule Kambing (Lamb Curry), Opor Ayam (Chicken Curry), the list will be added along  with new recipes 🙂

There are other types of acar such as Acar Kuning ( Curried Acar), that is (from my observation) where Cape Malay Pickled Fish come from. Continue reading Acar (Indonesian Pickled Vegetable)