Di Roemah (?At Home?) serves not only delicious and authentic Indonesian food but also offers a diverse music programme including live music and salsa evenings. Sometimes Gerungan even takes to the stage himself to sing well-known hits like ?Smile? and more traditional Indonesian songs like ?Sioh Mama?. Since 1997 he has visited various Indonesian islands, discovering all sorts of wonderful local dishes. These were the first culinary travel programmes that were broadcast on TV and later on DVD. In every programme Lonny could be seen surrounded by the beautiful Indonesian landscape and its culture. Lonny?s father came from Menado, Sulawesi, and his mother?s family came from the Moluccan Islands. Often extraordinary historical places of interest formed the backdrop to these programmes, such as Fort Duurstede, a Dutch fort from 1691, on the Moluccan island of Saparua.
With the publication of The Bali Cookbook in 2007, Lonny Gerungan clearly made an impression in other countries as the following comment shows: