I’m crazy about mie. Not ‘mie’ as in ‘me’ but ‘mie’ as in ‘bakmi’. I confess I am not an expert and I only like bakmi ayam, but, hey, that’s ok. I can think of worse addictions.
There’s a cultural revolution in the narrative power of food. It’s all about the story, and even Michelin-star chefs are succumbing to the tales of taste, to kitchen myths and the heritage of home cooking. In Indonesia, cultural traditions and cuisine go hand in hand, and the more powerful the fable, the better the flavour.