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How Centuries of Chinese Migration Changed Indonesian Food Forever: Akarasa

In this episode of Akarasa, we explore the history, flavors, and traditions of Chinese noodles—a dish with roots thousands of kilometers away.

In this episode of Akarasa, a food series made in partnership with GO-JEK, host Ade Putri discovers how something as simple as Chinese noodles can lead you on a journey through Indonesian history.

She travels to Belitung to learn how tin mining changed the island's cuisine and then hits the streets of Jakarta to meet some of the people trying to recapture the nostalgic feeling of Sunday morning bakmi.