The Jakarta Post
The Harmony Restaurant, an establishment in Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi held the Indonesian culinary event “Selera Nusantara” on April 28, celebrating the rich variety of Indonesian traditional dishes. (Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi/File)
The Harmony Restaurant, an establishment in Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi held an Indonesian culinary event entitled “Selera Nusantara” on April 28, celebrating the rich variety of authentic Indonesian traditional dishes.
Staff members dressed in traditional Indonesian costumes welcomed about 270 loyal guests of Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi and invitees, most of whom are also regular patrons of The Harmony Restaurant. Live music performances entertained guests throughout the event.
Dishes served at the event represented a number of Indonesian provinces, including West Sumatra with its delectable Soto Padang, North Sumatra represented by its famed Soto Medan, Palembang with Tekwan (fishball soup), Bali with its Sate Lilit (fish satay) and many others.
Aside from main dishes, the event also featured a collection of jajan pasar (traditional Indonesian desserts) including ongol-ongol (mung bean cake), klepon (glutinous rice balls filled with melted brown sugar), pisang kremes (banana fritters) and dadar gulung (rolled pancakes).
Normally serving a buffet of 150 dishes, encompassing Western, Asian and European cuisine, The Harmony Restaurant puts Indonesian cuisine as its main attraction. Indonesian food lovers will enjoy the restaurant’s wide variety of local traditional sambal (chilli sauces) and authentic Javanese gudeg. (asw)