The Jakarta Post
Senior journalist and culinary expert Bondan Winarno, who was famous for his catchphrase, “Pokoke Maknyus (all in all it’s delicious)”, passed away on Wednesday at Harapan Kita Hospital, West Java. He was 67. (Kompas.com/Susi Ivvaty)
Senior journalist and culinary expert Bondan Winarno has passed away at the age of 67, kompas.com reported on Wednesday.
Bondan passed away at West Jakarta's Harapan Kita Hospital, and will be transferred to his private residence in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java, prior to the funeral.
The founder and head of JalanSutra, a gastronomic tourism community, last tweeted on Nov. 13, saying that he was feeling unwell following a surgery six months ago.
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Separately, tribun.com reported that Bondan began his career as a writer at the young age of 10. He wrote for several publications, including Kompas, Sinar Harapan and Tempo.
He expanded his career into television, hosting Wisata Kuliner (Culinary Tour) on Trans TV. Bondan was known for his famous catchphrase, “Pokoke Maknyus (all in all, it’s delicious)”.
Apart from hosting the culinary program, Bondan published several books, including Kecap Manis: Indonesia's National Condiment on sweet soy sauce, and 100 Makanan Tradisional Indonesia Mak Nyus (100 Yummy Traditional Indonesian Dishes). (jes/asw)