Category Indonesia

Japan Miso Press May Issue

Let’s look miso over again for your beauty and health! Japan Miso Press is a newspaper which publishes 50 thousands copies every year. Now I am contributing articles from “味噌玉世界旅 Take a Scoop of Miso with You” for the next half a year. The publication for May was the second time for me to contribute. […]

Rice Paddy in Java

The rice production of Japan is ranked the 9th, Indonesia is the 3rd in the world! Rice production in indonesia has been the center of life of the people for long time like in Japan.

Our Quarter Japanese Indonesian Friend is a Pro of Taking Coconuts

I had a sense that Indonesia can go wild when I first entered this country. As soon as I saw this guy, Hendly, cut off 5 coconuts by his knife on the coconut tree, I wondered how many Japanese can do the same thing at the same speed. Interesting enough to me, his grand father […]

Bigger the City, More Variety of Food

One of the reasons why I needed to make it to Indonesia is to see the lands of more than 300 languages spoken by more than 8000 inhabitants in one nation! Within an island like Sulawesi, it looks clearly that food and the economic development widely differ even in the eye of a tourist like me. […]

Divers Get to Taste Miso Soup

The photo was taken in the kitchen in a guesthouse in Bunaken Island where thousands of fish and coals attract divers from all over the world. Miso soup was served to the international divers on the 5th day of my stay there. They loved it!

Milu Siram, Golontaro’s Local Dish

Milu Siram is a local delicacy in Gorontalo, Indonesia. It is a corn soup with grated coconut, fish, salt, non avoidable MSG :-(, and optional chili and lime.

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Five Steps to be a more Eco-friendly Tourist

Unfortunately I never noticed that generating  garbage is bad when I was in Japan because the garbage go somewhere invisible to my eye after being collected  from the garbage bins accordance with laws and regulations. As we were in a country-side of Borneo, Malaysia, where the government’s garbage pick-up services do not ran, we realized that […]