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Siska has a deep devotion to sourcing and cooking with farm-sourced, local, and healthy ingredients. She began cooking at a young age with her mother and mentor, a successful chef in Jakarta, and brought her talent to San Francisco where she became an Indonesian food ambassador. If you do not see an event on a date that works for you, feel free to click on the calendar icon on any menu and request another date.
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Chef, owner, dishwasher at ChiliCali
What to expect at Siska's place
Siska hosted my first-ever EatWith a year and a half ago, in her dining room. Her dinners have (deservedly) grown in popularity, but even though the space is bigger now and there are more people around the table, the warmth and love is just as evident. And it's amazing to experience dishes that you can't find anywhere else in the Bay Area--unless you're lucky enough to know or be related to someone who is from the northish/westernish part of Indonesia. Her rice alone is worth the price. Holy cow.
Another stellar meal at the Penthouse in downtown SF overlooking picturesque AT&T park. The meal was worth twice the price - at $49 it was a screaming deal! Siska knows how to cook and entertain - I'm a big fan of all things spicy and this food was wonderful - the chicken sambal and beef rendang were my favorites. The turmeric rice was a meal unto itself (maybe it's the smoked oysters she added to it). The homemade ice coconut ice cream with mangoes was unbelievable - but wait, there's more! She pulled out a large bottle of the best sake I've ever had (heretofore not a big sake fan, but this unfiltered example from a place in Berkeley was beaucoup tasty). My fellow dinner guests were great - we arrived as strangers and left as friends. Very cool people - well-traveled and funny. A good time was had by all.