Local time here and IST has only a difference of 90 minutes (Jakarta is ahead!). This morning began with a cup of the world’s most unusual and expensive coffee called Kopi Luwak. It has a strong coffee taste with a hint of caramel.
Yesterday had regular Indonesian food that uses potatoes with as much enthusiasm as Indian food. Check out the simple and tasty Indonesian Potatoes. As it is ‘fruit’ season in Mumbai, there is a lot of pineapple available. I am recommending this Indonesian Pineapple Curry for you. Coconut looms large in almost all the food here but I thoroughly enjoyed the Pancakes with sweet coconut.
My recently launched book Flavours of the Orient will be able to help you out with more pan-Asian recipes. Tonight am demonstrating the Fish Roll Ghassi which will entail rolling up marinated prawns in fish fillet, wrapping them in foil, steaming them and then immersing them in ghassi. Nice? I think it will be a delight to make for a live audience!
More later. Still haven’t been able to tell you much about the Texas food from my Dallas trip!