Video | Jawada How-to

Across the islands that comprise of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), Jawada, also known as Kue Rambut, is a snack that links them all. This popular treat is a common accompaniment to tea and coffee in the region and a go-to travel snack. Watch as we learned how the locals on Alor Island, the eastern-most island of NTT, make Jawada right in front of us!

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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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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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Video | Wadi How-to

What happens when there is no way to refrigerate meat? Dayak tribes in Kalimantan worked with what they had and created Wadi. Watch this short video to find out what special ingredient the Dayak Ngaju use to preserve and flavor their protein.

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