"I just watched Ninja Assassin so now I am practising ninja moves while frying street rice," said Rumianto, chef at the Jamrud warung in Cilacap, central Java. He lunges unexpectedly right, driving his black plastic spatula hard into the night, then tosses a whole wok of sizzling rice into the air.
"I do love football though," he added. "And Jackie Chan and Honda motorbikes. I like Honda bikes because the hotter the engine gets, the faster the bike goes. Just like cooking: the hotter the wok, the faster the cooking."