Recipe | Uta Tabha ft. Nusa Tenggara Timur (Bajawa)

I have a plea.

Taste new things when you travel.

I am not asking you to channel television host Andrew Zimmern in his shock-factor hungry show, “Bizarre Foods,” and chow down on bull testicles or fermented whale meat.

But is there anything off-putting about corn, beans and pumpkin stewed in coconut milk with ginger and lemongrass, and eating a bowl of it to warm you up while in the chilly highlands of Pulau Flores?

If that sounds unappealing to you, then you are missing out.

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Video | Kenta How-to

How else can you cook rice besides steaming, stir-frying, boiling, or roasting? We thought we knew all the ways…until we found Kenta in Central Kalimantan. Watch this short video to learn how freshly-harvested rice is celebrated among the Dayak Ngaju tribe.

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Video | Kalimantan Tengah

Central Kalimantan, an Indonesian province in Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, is a region in the midst of a complex struggle to sustain its economy, environment and culture, all which are at odds.

Watch this special episode to see how Crystal discovered that wanting to learn about Central Kalimantan’s food and produce meant needing to learn about the province as a whole as well.

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Recipe | Rujak ft. Nusa Tenggara Timur (Sumba)

I had my list ready.

Manu pata’u ni, Nga’a watary patau kabbe, Ka’pu pantunnu, Manggulu, Kadapet watara, Bokosawu nyale, Bokosawu karagge.

These were just a few regional dishes I had researched before flying to Sumba and was eager to find.

But then I found myself in a situation where this was not possible. It was, however, how I discovered the real Sumba.

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