Indonesian Supper Club at Anvil Cottage

Indonesian Supper Club at Anvil Cottage

Has anyone come across “WeFiFo” yet? It stands for “We Find Food”. It’s an online business that promotes all sorts of foody events online—particularly pop-up restaurants and supper clubs.

I think it’s a brilliant idea, and really hope it takes off, especially for events outside London. I’ve just signed up to join them, and I’m holding my first WeFiFo event at home on Saturday, 12 May. This is from the WeFiFo page about it:

Come and join me for a delicious multi-course feast from the heart of Indonesian food, the island of Java, where I was born and learned to cook.

I’ve been cooking for private parties for quite a few years. From time to time I arrange a supper party at my house in Hampshire. This is my first through WeFiFo!



A little something to say hello

(or ginger ale instead of prosecco for those who would prefer a non-alcoholic version)

Some small bites to get your taste-buds on tiptoe

Crisp, thin slices of tempeh (soya bean cake) fried in a light spicy chickpea flour batter, served with a sweet soya dipping sauce

Chicken wings with chilli jam (If you like Nando’s…)

Sweet potato beignet stuffed with savoury crumbled beef

Cracker made from crushed melinjo (a large Indonesian seed), topped with a chayote, cucumber, and peanut sauce

Onto more substantial dishes

Stir-fried minced chicken with pea aubergines, topped with crispy vermicelli

Barbecued lamb in coconut milk curry

Pomelo, young mango, mint, lemon grass, shallots, and chilli salad

Simple: chilli sambal, made with tempeh. And lots of basil

Royal fragrant basmati rice, with almond flakes

Prawn crackers

And since the Javanese have a sweet tooth, something to finish with

Avocado and chocolate mousse

Torched black glutinous rice pudding with young coconut slithers


I’d love to see some familiar faces there, so of course all my friends and existing customers are more than welcome. Even those of you familiar with my cooking will find a lot of new dishes to enjoy.

Here’s the link to the page featuring the event on the WeFiFo website:

If you would like to book, please do it through this page, since WeFiFo manage all the bookings and payments. There are only 16 places available, so book now to avoid disappointment.

I hope to see you!

Indonesian evening in Grayshott: Wednesday, 2 November

Indonesian evening in Grayshott: Wednesday, 2 November

At last! We have fixed a date and a place for our next ‘pop-up’ restaurant event. Closer to home, it will be at Applegarth in Grayshott, on Wednesday the 2nd of November (2016, for clarity!)

Some of you may know the restaurant at Applegarth Farm. They normally open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We reckon it’s the prettiest, most atmospheric place to eat in the area. And we feel really at home there – just our sort of style.

They have a fully stocked bar – as you’ll see in some of the photos – with an impressive wine list.


Below is the four-course set menu we will be offering. All for a fixed price of £35 per person. Make sure you come hungry!

Because it is a one-off event, we ask that bookings be paid in advance. For reservations please call Applegarth on 01428 712777. (Please note that the booking form on their website is set up for their normal restaurant operation Thursday through Saturday, so cannot be used for this special Wednesday event.)

We’re looking forward very much to seeing you.


Amuse bouche

Cold lychees in Asian style vinaigrette dressing (v)
Spiced salted Asian whitebait and peanut mix (Indonesian style Bombay mix)

Sharing starter

Lumpia — mini vegetable spring rolls (v)
Pineapple with chilli jam (v)
Chicken and carrot pops
Sweet chilli sauce (v)

Main course

Rendang daging — thick Indonesian beef curry
Ikan acar kuning — basa fish with pickled carrot, shallots, and cucumber in turmeric sauce
Balado telor — marbled egg topped with chilli salsa (v)
Nasi kuning — royal basmati rice with almond flakes (v)
Krupuk udang — Indonesian prawn crackers


Dadar gulung — pancakes filled with grated coconut and palm sugar
Mini coloured pavlovas topped with crème fraîche, passion fruit coulis, mango, and jack fruit

lychees in vinaigrette

salted fish, peanuts & dried red chilies

spring rolls

chicken & carrot balls

beef rendang

Mini pavlovas



Pop-up postponed

Pop-up postponed

I’m so, so sorry to everyone that has expressed an interest in coming to the planned event on 28 May. Unfortunately for personal reasons I have to postpone the event to a later date.

I do hope to be able to offer another date soon. I’ll post an announcement here as soon as I can.

Thanks for your understanding.

Indonesian pop-up in Arundel: Wednesday, 18 November

Indonesian pop-up in Arundel: Wednesday, 18 November

We are excited to announce our very first ‘pop-up’ restaurant evening! It’s going to be in Arundel, in The Loft at Sparks Yard, on Wednesday the 18th of November.

If you click on the link above you’ll discover it’s a brilliant, friendly, lively venue on the top floor of Sparks Yard General Store. The sort of place you come across in California and wish you could find back home. We think it’s going to be perfect for our style of cooking.

Below is what we’re proposing for the set menu. All for a fixed price of £35 per person — bookings paid in advance.

Please note that, unlike ‘Dinner At Mine’, this is not BYO. The Loft offers an excellent range of wine and beer, and a truly fabulous selection of cocktails (see their website).

If you’d like to come — and we’d love to see you — please contact Ina, or call her colleague Caroline on 07855 381334, or Holly at The Loft on 01903 885588.

Amuse bouche

Iced lychees
ikan billis, peanuts & chillis

Cold lychees in Asian style vinaigrette dressing (V)
Spiced salted Asian whitebait and peanut mix (Indonesian style Bombay mix)

Sharing starter

Bakso ayam: Indonesian chicken balls

Spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce  (V)
Pineapple with chilli jam  (V)
Chicken and carrot pops served with jalapeño mayo

Main course

Indonesian noodles
Chicken rendang — thick Indonesian curry
Noodles with a mixture of red and green peppers and mange-tout, topped with crispy smoked mackerel (V option without fish)
Fragrant basmati rice with almond flakes
Indonesian prawn crackers
Chilli sauce
Egg rendang (V option only)


Mini meringue nests

Piña colada jellies – pineapple, cherry and coconut cream with a touch of rum
Thai crispy roll biscuit
Mini coloured pavlovas topped with cream and passion fruit coulis