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Welcome to our journal documenting our jalan-ing and makan-ing across Asia.

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The unsung banana leaf 🍌🌴🍛

The unsung banana leaf 🍌🌴🍛

Practical, versatile and a homage to Kate Spade; the humble #bananalife.

Russell's friend, Upali, loves to cook lamprais, a Dutch-inspired Sri Lankan dish consisting of rice and various types of curry; all gently cooked in a banana leaf. There's something magical about eating from a banana leaf. The smoothness of the surface when you collect the food with the tip of your fingers, the convenience (kenyamanannya) of no washing up, and the smug-satisfaction of not using any plastic.

Here's our small collection of food served on the wonderful banana leaves.

We love the banana leaf so much, Maria bought a banana leaf-shaped Kate Spade clutch, just weeks before the sad news of Kate passing away.

Banana leaf on the go.

Banana leaf on the go.

Travels in the East, August 2018

Travels in the East, August 2018