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Image of the Day: Jimbaran Bay, Bali

November 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Jimbaran Bay on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali is a quite and peaceful place during the day, but, at night it is a bustling haven for tourists who travel there to imbibe in the delicacies of the sea offered at numerous restorans.

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Desa Dusun Restaurant: Denpasar, Bali

November 4th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

In the middle of Denpasar, a recently opened restaurant is offering diners tasty food and a rural atmosphere. Located in East Denpasar, facing the Ayung River, Desa Dusun serves homemade food that tastes delicious and is reasonably priced too.

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Rujak the Tapanuli Way - Mangarabar

November 2nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Rujak (roujack) or rojhak is a sweet sour salad made from fruits and vegetables and is mostly eaten as a snack between meals throughout Indonesia. The fruit and vegetable variations are many. Some regions even have rujak in their array of ceremonial foods.

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Warung Mak Beng: Sanur, Bali

November 2nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The 86-year-old Mak Beng, or Ketut Tjuki, is a living legend in the Balinese culinary world. She has inherited rare recipes for authentic Balinese dishes from her mother and mother-in-law. Since opening its doors in l941, the modest Warung Mak Beng has been one of the most popular places to eat in Sanur. Located near the Grand Bali Beach hotel, the eatery attracts a mixed crowd of foreigners and locals.

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Lunch-Break Chess: Surabaya Chess Cafe , East Java

September 9th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

chess.jpg Didik S. Projo and Cholil gazed at the neatly arranged chess pieces in front of them on Thursday afternoon.

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Crabs and Spotted Crabs: Indonesia

August 29th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

I haven’t been along the northern coast of Central Java for about three years, but hearing my cousin talking about the succulent regional seafood, I remember the crabs and spotted crabs abundantly available when passing Cirebon in West Java to the east, near the small town of Brebes in Central Java as gastronome and epicurean el supremo Suryatini N. Ganie explains.

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Reptile Broker: Purbalingga, Central Java

August 27th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

snake-man.jpg People call him Saddam, but his real name is Sardam; neither are usual names for a Javanese man, and are just as unique as the way the 32-year-old father of two makes a living. A resident of Kembaran Kulon village in Purbalingga, Central Java , Sardam is an independent broker of unusual commodities like snakes, frogs, geckos, lizard, turtles, and other reptiles.

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Bali Dining Festival

August 23rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Bali’s culinary experts are attempting to promote the island’s fine dining scene by participating in the month-long Bali Dining Festival. Some 27 restaurants are taking part in the ongoing festival, which is the first of its kind on the island and aims to promote Bali’s best chefs and restaurants.

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Bella Vita Restaurant: Yogyakarta, Central Java

August 22nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Finally, it has arrived: Yogyakarta’s first Italian restaurant. Many lovers of pizza and pasta had been waiting long for the time when this gastronomic lack in the Java tourism capital would be filled.

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House of Sausage: Bandung, West Java

July 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 2 Comments »

sausage1.jpg A new culinary business in Bandung has hit upon an idea to create a food that would lure an endless stream of visitors — as well as to take advantage of tourists to the West Java capital, located only an hour’s drive from Jakarta.

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