Instead of taking a culinary journey across the country, foodies at Lippo Village satellite town can save time by visiting Indonesian Food Festival held at Supermal Karawaci. Starting from October 24 until December 10, the food festival features some of most distinctive treats from Sumatera to Papua.
As well as the food vendors, there are numerous culture-related events, such as Shadow Puppet Workshop, Batik Workshop, Glass Painting Workshop, not forgetting all the favorite activities, including great demonstrations, talks, acoustic performances and more. By the time I was there, they held a batik exhibition at the inner wing of the venue. The beautiful traditional cloths were exhibited under the spotlights... calling all foodies to admire the beauty of this Indonesian Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity designated by UNESCO in October 2, 2009.
Supermal Karawaci, Upper Ground level, Youth Area.
First, proceed to money exchange kiosk to change your Rupiah to Duit, the official money of the event. 1 Duit equals Rp 20 with minimal purchase of Rp 2,000.
The festival features a huge array of traditional dishes like Kerak Telor (betawi pancake from Jakarta), Pempek (savory fishcake delicacy from Palembang), Bubur Manado (pumpkin porridge from Manado), Tahu Gejrot (Cirebon-based tofu with soya sauce), Siomay (steamed fishcake from Bandung), Ayam Kalasan (fried chicken from Kalasan) and many more.
I was gazing at the stalls like I hadn't been eating for ages and finally my picks were:
Tahu Gejrot 400 Duit = 8k/pop
Deep fried tofu, topped with thin sauce made from coconut sugar, sweet soya sauce, chilli, garlic and shallot. The sauce was made on the spot by the vendor, so you'll get a bonus of sauce-preparing demonstration. Maybe you'll snatch a few tips from the vendor so you'll be able to do it yourself at home
tahu gejrot 400 duit = 8k
tahu gejrot 400 duit = 8k
Es Pisang Ijo 500 Duit = 10k/pop
Green plantain on ice. Plantain wrapped in a green rice flour dough that is served with ice shaving, syrup and coconut cream on top. The dough was fragrant and the coconut cream was refreshing. I don't like the red syrup, so my Es Pisang Ijo somehow looked pale as below:
es pisang ijo 500 duit = 10k
Bubur Manado 900 Duit = 18k/pop
Bubur Manado or Tinutuan Manadonese pumpkin porridge is usually eaten with salted Nike fish (tiny fish from Lake Tondano) and Roa chili paste (sambal roa). A healthy choice of porridge with ample vegetables, it was enhanced with water spinach, corn kernels, yam, lemon basil (kemangi leaves) and gnetum gnemon leaves (melinjo). Although this non-spicy dish didn't look very appealing, it was quite delicious.
Mie Cakalang 900 Duit = 18k/pop
Another delicacy from Manado, Mie Cakalang or Skipjack Fish Noodle. Noodle dish which were cooked with skipjack fish was served with Dabu-dabu chili sauce and laced with shredded skipjack fish.
bubur menado 18k, mie cakalang 18k
You can savour special menus, take part in themed events and take advantage of mouth-watering offers. Food Fest has something to tempt all tastes and budgets. The festival would be the perfect place to introduce children to their national culinary treasure, as well as fun for the whole family. Enjoy!!!
es pisang ijo
Date of Visit: Nov 12, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately Rp30,000(Night Snack)Other Ratings:
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