How to discover true Indonesian flavour
The RASAKU Story
RASAKU is the idea of chef and author,
Petty Pandean Elliott
Simply put, RASAKU is a practical yet fun introduction to Indonesian cuisine, combining the healthful herbs and spices from the original Spice Islands with local, fresh ingredients from UK.
RASAKU in Indonesian language means literally 'my taste' and neatly describes the intent of this website. Since travel is difficult for most of us these days, this is a great opportunity to sample and share the rich food culture and discover a little about the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest, most biodiverse archipelago.
Making life easier in the kitchen
While many more people understand the cuisines of South Asia and the Far East, it is often a challenge to find the specific tropical ingredients in any recipe, as well as manage preparing the many elements that make this food so exciting.
One of the best reasons for establishing RASAKU is to save your time, using our prepared fresh pastes and sambals, and therefore give you easy to enjoy authentic Indonesian dishes, with minimal fuss.
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Born in North Sulawesi, Petty's culinary career has embraced Indonesia, her birthplace and the United Kingdom, where she now resides with her British husband and grown up family. Petty has spent the last two decades travelling between Europe and Indonesia - hosting culinary events, giving demonstrations and talks in food festivals and international book fairs, writing for international publications appearing on television and as guest chef at leading international hotels and resorts.
Author of two books about Indonesian cuisine, she was winner of the World Gourmand Awards for Street Food books in 2017.