My first thought was,
“These open-toed Birkenstocks were not the right choice of footwear for this afternoon walk in the jungle.”
While my eyes were quick to track the mosquitoes swarming me, the eyes of the Dayak minas leading me were quick to track something else.
I squinted my eyes. “Dimana?”
They pointed and I spotted a menacing vine covered with thorns suspended mid-air between trees.
How the first Dayaks came to see this plant — the same source of material for outdoor furniture and handicrafts — as edible is beyond me.
Continue reading “Recipe | Juhu Singkah ft. Kalimantan Tengah”
As Crystal begins her research trip in Sulawesi, a question arises: How long and how far will she have to go to find what she’s looking for?
Find out and discover North Sulawesi’s cuisine, plants and people in this special episode.
Continue reading “Video | Sulawesi Utara”
Harvested year-round and edible only when the tip of the shoot emerges above soil, it is not the most groundbreaking species to reveal from my travels in Sulawesi.
But after eating bamboo in East Asian dishes since I was a child, it took 34 years before I was able to experience harvesting a young shoot in the wild and cooking it within the hour.
Continue reading “Recipe | Sayur Buluh ft. North Sulawesi”
ASLI FOOD PROJECT ft. Indonesia is pleased to participate in this year’s Ubud Food Festival.
Taking inspiration from Crystal’s month-long trip through Sulawesi, you can hear her stories and discoveries in more detail at two events hosted by the festival.
Click here to buy tickets to the festival.
Continue reading “Event | Ubud Food Festival 2018”
In this episode, it’s the day before Crystal’s first trip for ASLI FOOD PROJECT to Sulawesi. Watch to see where she plans to go, both on land and sea, and what she wants to find during this discovery trip!
Continue reading “Video | Selamat Jalan”