This blog started off life as a means of sharing my dining experiences with other English speakers in Jakarta. In such a big city it is sometimes useful to get a heads-up on a restaurant or cafe before spending time and money in a taxi to get there and potentially be disappointed. So I decided to take one for the team and share my thoughts in a way that others might enjoy.
I make no claim to being an expert on gastronomy, aesthetics, architecture, social psychology, 911 or moon landings, but I reserve the right to pontificate at length upon whatever I choose. Usually that is food, and/or service, in a city that has found itself coming to terms with being in the 21st century.
I usually review incognito because I find it is the best way to find out how the average punter gets treated instead of announcing my arrival like some kind of jumped-up Michelin inspector. I have neither the knowledge or the ego to flounce my way around a restaurant shrieking in disgust/delight.
I get disturbingly few freebies and run this blog on my own funds. Hence you will not see many reviews with me noshing my way through five courses.
Please let me know if you want me to check out any restaurants you have been to or want to go to and I will do my best to check them out.
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