Join chefs Will Meyrick and Rinrin Marinka as they uncover the best street-side fares in the Indonesian capital! From delightful Indonesian meatballs to the ever-popular fried rice, these colorful dishes will serve as the two chefs’ inspirations back in the kitchen as they dish up their creative renditions of these popular Indonesian bites!
Hosted By: Chef Marinka
Chef Marinka is a TV host, chef and restaurateur who is passionate about sharing Indonesian food, culture and art with the rest of the world. Chef Marinka was originally studying for a degree in visual communication, but upon realizing when her passion truly laid, she decided to put her education on hold and moved to Sydney, where she enrolled herself into the renowned Le Cordon Bleu to learn French cuisine and pastries in depth. After graduation, she returned to Indonesia, where she worked freelance as a cooking instructor. She was also invited to make special appearances in numerous commercials and cooking shows on local channels.
Chef Marinka enjoys exploring new and innovative ways to bring East and West flavors together. In 2011, she released her first cookbook, Fantastic Cooking, where she featured 30 recipes inspired by international and Indonesian culinary influences.
In her spare time, Chef Marinka enjoys travelling, doing extreme sports and boxing. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Hosted By: Will Meyrick
As a successful chef and restauranteur, Chef Will Meyrick is constantly uncovering and reinventing traditional Asian cuisines. Join Will and Rinrin Marinka in their adventures through the hustle and bustle of street food in Back to the Streets: Jakarta, exclusively on the Asian Food Channel!
Not afraid to head into unchartered territory and learn on the fly as he goes, Will’s career has led him from London to Sydney and then extensively through Southeast Asia. After successful periods with two of Sydney’s leading restaurants, Will was wooed back to the continent by some interesting opportunities that let to stints in Bali, Thailand and Hong Kong.
It was the small island of Bali in Indonesia that claimed Will’s heart and he chose to settle there. Fast-forward to 2013, and he’s a household name across the country and without a doubt, one of the most respected maestros of the Southeast Asian scene.
With four successful restaurants under his belt – the S. Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Award Winner Sarong, its younger sibling Mama San, the new addition to the family, the E&O Jakarta in the nation’s capital and the second Mama San in Hong Kong - this is one chef that has also earned his restaurant stripes.
In his spare time, Will enjoys travelling and rediscovering culinary techniques. Will currently resides in Bali with his family.