The Cooking Trial Session #1: Zanun Nurangga x Syagini Ratna Wulan

Last Sunday, we visited Zanun and Syagini’s house to documented their cooking trial of recipes they’ve been preparing for their Kitchen Stage performance at Keuken #4, The Jolly Camaraderie. At first glance, the food was, in our eyes at least, foodgenic. And we can’t quite tell if these bite-sized delicacy would be mind-blowingly awesome or overwhelmingly tasty, but we’re more than willing to do some tasting to find out. Turns out, small things amuse small minds, and small mouthfuls like these ‘Garland’ Cassava Salad, ‘Bluebeard’ Mini Blue Cheese Burger, and ‘Tishbite’ Sandwich Cream can make us very happy indeed.

They’re gonna cook those 3 tasty treats at Merry Nighttime Session around 6pm-9pm. Be there so you can nib some bites and be as happy as our tummy.

The Kitchen #2

Alfalfa Sprouts

Zanun Nurangga

Syagini Ratna Wulan

The Ingredient

more photos after the jump!

Portrait 1

Portrait 1

Bandung, March 2013

Pentax K1000 + Fujifilm Superia 200

The Sweet Escape

Traveling is one of our favorite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites us. With our head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds, we imagined we go somewhere with a sunny feeling to it. We were driving around the town on one of those perfect almost-summer days, where the most important thing on our to-do list is eating gelato by the sea (we always had a massive soft spot for anything summer).

Well, these days doesn’t fail to be delightfully miserable weather wise as far as our memory serves (do mind the countless hours of heavy rain these past months). So, we couldn’t resist temptation and created an inspired spring mix to kick off this holiday season that can rescued us during that almost unbearable weather. We listened to this a few times and it perfectly accompanied Oslo’s quiet day catching up on work and me caught up on piles of assignments at home (duh!). Pretty sure this would be an excellent mix to play on a road-trip too, if we have one (boo-hoo). Yep, we decided not to go anywhere this holiday due to our hectic weeks (deadlines, exams, assignments, and so on and on and on….. blah!)

Still, in the spirit of celebration and giving, we hope this music mix sets off your holiday on a good note. Have a great one!

01. We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi
02. Keep The Car Running – Arcade Fire
03. Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
04. I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
05. Rum Hee – Shugo Tokumaru
06. Bundle of Joy – Mocca
07. New Fabled Stories – Giorgio Tuma
08. Ballad du Paris - Francois Parisi
09. Postcards From Italy (Beirut Cover) – Florence The Machine
10. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
11. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon
12. Tower – Bon Iver
13. Enemy (Worst Friends Light Leak Mix) – Jack Johnson
14. I Love Penny Sue – Daniel May
15. Christmas Time is Here – Mayer Hawthorne

Download The Sweet Escape mixtape here

All music is for sampling purposes only, please buy the artists’ records & support them.


Oslo’s photograph, somewhere in Bandung (2011)

Seasons by Donna Hay

We love the photogenic food photos. Clean styling, warm lighting, smart use of props, and of course the food itself. The photo is so good, you can’t handle yourself for not licking the picture (figuratively speaking, of course :p)

Couple of months ago, we stumbled on this recipe book at BookDepository when it’s on 50% sale (lucky us!). We fell in love with the cover (we are the “judge the book by its cover” people) and bought one instantly. After waiting for weeks, it finally came and we just can’t take our eyes off it’s every pages. It’s so beautiful and some of the recipes are quite simple even though, not all the ingredients they used in the book are available in our country (sad face).

Seasons (2009)
Author: Donna Hay
Publisher: Hardie Grant


Here are some of the pages we willingly share to you all. It didn’t give justice to the book because all of its pages are so damn beautiful, you should see it yourself.


More photos after the jump

Bon Appétit!: Our Favorite Mojito

Mojito is a famous cocktail from Cuba. It has a refreshing taste and it could reminds you of summer. We love Mojito so much, we always wanted to try to make one ourself. This weekend, we finally experimented with some recipes we found on the internet and modified it a little.

The ingredients are mint leaves, lime, lemon, a chilled soda water, and simple syrup. First, you chop some of the mint leaves and put aside the rest for garnish. Then you slice the lemon and lime. Next, add the chopped mint leaves, the sliced lemon and lime into the glass. Pour the chilled soda water about half of the glass and add 3 to 4 tbsp of simple syrup (we used Monin‘s Mojito Mint instead). Stir well. Add some ice as desired and put some mint leaves and a slice of lemon as a garnish. If you want, you can sprinkle 1 tsp of brown sugar (ssst… this is our secret ingredient!) into the glass.

Mint leaves

Lemon & Lime

Soda & Simple syrup

Mojito with brown sugar!


Tadaa! It’s done!

This recipe is a non-alcohol kind (Virgin Mojito) but if you want, you can add a shot of rum.



Bon appétit!