Monthly Archives: August 2016

Selamat pagi, Yogyakarta: a surprisingly rich and savory chicken rice porridge for breakfast

I’ll start by saying that I’m not one for sweet breakfasts. As regular readers will know (ex. 1, ex. 2, ex. 3), I prefer savory foods leftover from the night before to American breakfast cereal or glazed donuts. A recent … Continue reading

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Salam leaf, an essential flavor in Indonesian cooking

What you are seeing above is NOT a bay leaf. I say this because it seems like a majority of all recipe sites and blogs online, as well as cookbooks translate daun salam as “bay leaf” in English. In fact, … Continue reading

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Kassod tree leaves and a leafy Thai curry with grilled fish (gaeng khiilek)

I am back after a nearly four month hiatus. Although I didn’t report on them as they were happening, over these past several months I was fortunate enough to have many incredible food experiences in Mongolia, China, Thailand, and Indonesia–experiences … Continue reading

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