Linda Lo is this week's guest and she is the founder and director of Ambon Boenda, a food business involved in baking and retailing Indonesian layer cakes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Linda was born in Indonesia and currently lives in Malaysia.
Known as spekkeok or kue lapis in Indonesian, the layer cake originally was a Dutch cake. Spekkoek was made by the wives of Dutch administrators in Batavia during the colonial period and later, the Indonesians put their own unique twist to the cake by adding spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove, mace, and anise. It has a unique taste and flavour and Linda lets you in on what makes a great layer cake and what you should look for if you're buying one!
Linda started baking from home in 2015 - in the back lane behind her home - and not long after decided to take a leap of faith to start her own retail store.
This is her story of how her intense love for the cake of her homeland made her learn under five bakers so that she could share her Indonesian cakes with discerning customers in Kuala Lumpur and beyond!
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