Bonding with baked goods in West Java

“Two reasons, one selfish and the other less so, prompted my Betty Crocker meets Parung moment.  Selfishly, I craved some homemade baked goods. I have few complaints about Indonesian food, but baked goods are not a strong suit here. Most Indonesians don’t have ovens due to the heat and expense, so the only cakes available are usually mass produced,…

Drinking es campur in Bandung

“Es campur, or mixed ice, is a sweet dessert drink made with condensed milk, gelatin, avocado, pineapple, and tomato. We enjoyed this bowl at a cafe in Bandung, West Java during Fulbright training.” Catherine Brist in Bandung, West Java