Hello everyone and welcome to Jaja Bakes. My friends call me Jaja. I created this website where I write, cook, and take pictures at my home in Jakarta, Indonesia. Food is one of my biggest joy in life and the reason I started cooking. I am always curious to try new things and dream to discover the various food around the world in my little kitchen.
I learnt cooking and baking from my mom by watching beside her. My first experience of baking ended up to be burnt chocolate cookies because I idiotically forgot I was baking. At that moment, I hilariously almost got a kitchen ban from my family. My journey of learning cooking and baking was mostly learnt through failures and mistakes. It was not as smooth as you think, friends.
If you follow my blog, you will realize that I seldom make chocolate-based food. Other than that one time disaster of making burnt chocolate cookies, I literally overdosed with chocolate cakes when I was little. My mom made her favorite chocolate brownies from time to time, which made me sick from eating too much chocolate. So, do not hope for too much chocolate-rich dessert recipes in this blog.
I especially love sweet things. Growing up, I started to learn the importance of making a wide variety food for my health. I try to cook things that are practical, interesting, and most importantly delicious. One of the reason I started food blogging is to share my love of cooking and baking. Most of my friends don’t cook and tend to eat outside because they don’t know where to learn cooking. Therefore, I want to motivate everyone to start cooking, knowing your food ingredients, and enjoying the process of cooking through Jaja Bakes.