February 8, 2010

Ibu Oka: THAT Suckling Pig Place (Bali)

by Moto Yamamoto

Ibu Oka is one of the most famous food joints on the entire island of Bali– located in a touristy area of Ubud, Ibu Oka serves some of the best suckling pig. Anthony Bourdain has been here, as have many other food celebrities. Since we stayed around Kuta, the drive was about an hour. I […]

February 2, 2010

Report from Bali

by Moto Yamamoto

I took my mom to Bali in December. I loved it. Being a visitor is good, since I didn’t have to deal with too much local crap. Bali, although thought to be one of the best resort islands, is yet a developing country. My friend Tonny and Corey moved there, and they have a fabulous […]

October 14, 2008

Weekend Full of Cooking

by Moto Yamamoto

My weekend was spent cooking and baking. This is as usual, if you know me. It was nice outside throughout the weekend, but I kept myself in the kitchen. This is my stress remedy. Some people might enjoy sitting outside, go for a walk, drink their sorrows away (I do that all the time), go […]

October 6, 2008

Skate with Chili Paste in Banana Leaves (Ikan Bakar)

by Tyson Kubota

Caroline and I made a version (via Ming Tsai’s recipe) of Ikan Bakar, a Malaysian/Indonesian dish, for dinner last week. It was our first time cooking skate, although I’ve enjoyed it in Chinese and French preparations. It’s a really cheap fish ($5/lb at the Blue Moon stall in the Greenmarket on Wednesdays!), but offers good […]

June 18, 2008

Street Food in Indonesia

by UM Guest

Hi, I am writing a bit of my personal sharing about food that we had during our recent trip to Indonesia. Attached pictures were taken by Antonius Lo (my husband). If you are interested, Antonius’ works can be viewed through his professional photography website, or his Flickr page. I hope you enjoy. Cheers, Jennie +++ […]

April 2, 2008

Indonesian Yellow Rice Combo

by UM Guest

We recently had a very happy family gathering, Tessar took a break and came home last week, my daughter also returned from Rochester for the Easter weekend. During the get together, we invited some very close friends over for dinner on March 22. Instead of cooking Chinese (which would have caused me a lot of […]

October 5, 2007

Authentic Indonesian Food

by Moto Yamamoto

I was taken to Queens last night. I haven’t left the island since I moved back, so it was quite an excursion. Subway ride to Elmhurst, and Minangasli restaurant was right there. I went there with my friend Tonny, who is from Bali, and he insisted we had to go there to experience true Indonesian […]