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Enjoy authentic Thai food at my cozy house
 with Joy

I had a wonderful evening with Joy and her family!! I enjoyed both the food Joy cooked and the conversation I had with them in very fluent English. Joy prepared a lot of food and she even made a special drink (from Roselle and Pandanus leaf) for me. Her food and drinks were delicious!! I especially love the stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts :) But the more important part than the food is how we all get to know each other during this amazing dinner. Joy’s family is a family with great heart. If you want to try very delicious thai food with a great company, this is a place to be!!!

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April 2014

Truly Vietnamese lunch or dinner
 with Tiffany

It was really a well-prepared and tasty 3 dishes - Vietnamese lunch with pork, beef, shrimp and tropical vegetables. Host is a young lovely nice girl who is skillful with her cooking. She seemed to shine in her own small kitchen set up by her husband. It was quite special to know that every single piece of furniture in the house was made and painted by her talented husband. I very much love their living space. It is a stylish colorful warm house which is also a small shop where they display hundreds of imported pottery and crystals items. And because of that, their set of bowls and dishes used for the lunch were special as well. I believe a lunch or dinner with this friendly couple will bring travelers much more than the foods. They can share you lots of interesting things, especially when her husband was the runner-up of Vietnam Idol 1st season 2007. How cool it is!

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April 2014

Fransiska Anggraini
 with Fransiska

I realy feel the hospitality of Fransiska (Chika) family. They're really treat the guest as a family member. As a Javanese family, they still hold their Javanese roots. This lovely family love good food, dogs, Javanese gamelan, literature, and travels. They set an open air backyard setting to dine. They serve many traditional Javanese food such as botok (steamed grated coconut with chili and anchovies wrapped in banana leaves), meatballs (Javanese version of Swedish meatballs in spicy sweet soy sauce), Sambal Goreng Daging Cincang (sauteed potatos with minced meat in red chili gravy). The recipes were their special signature which hardly found in any Javanese restaurant. I highly recommend Fransiska to be your host to dine or enjoy Javanese food while you stay in Jakarta. The food is very good and the hospitality is all around. Just arrange your schedule on the weekend.

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April 2014

Why Withlocals

Our dream is to shape the future of travel and dining out in Asia.

Withlocals brings together travelers with locals who have talents, passions and skills to share. We want to create sustainable income for local people in Asia, while enabling travelers to experience something truly unique and memorable.

Our goal is to connect people and cultures through food and experiences. We want to see 10,000 new "home restaurants" opened in Asia in the next three years.

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Become a host

Have a talent in the kitchen, love your local area and want to show it off? Have a skill you want to share? Why not become a host and earn money doing what you love most! Sign up as a host

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Travel beyond the limits of your guidebook and experience something truly unique and memorable by joining one of our hosts to eat, discover and explore. Sign up as a guest