Jengkol

Jengkol is my favorite party trick. In any food situation in West Java, I love the anticipation of eating jengkol. Without fail, the Sundanese people near me will start to talk about how they can't wait to see my reaction to the food, they're excited to see my face when I eat the flavorful pile … Continue reading Jengkol

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Lontong tahu

Less than a week after I arrived in Indonesia, I was dropped off at a home I had never seen before, in a village I had never before been, to live with people I have never before seen or spoken to. I was nervous. Living with a host-family was easily my biggest anxiety in joining … Continue reading Lontong tahu