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Tourism Ministry promotes Indonesian cuisine with cooking class in Frankfurt

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, June 16, 2017 | 02:05 pm
Tourism Ministry promotes Indonesian cuisine with cooking class in Frankfurt 'Soto Betawi' usually consists of a rich broth made from the coconut milk, beef, fried potatoes and tomatoes. (Shutterstock/-)

Twenty German tour operators recently had the opportunity to learn about 30 iconic Indonesian dishes at the Indonesian Cuisine Cooking Class event that was held prior to IMEX Frankfurt late last month. The event was held in partnership with Qatar Airways.

Among the dishes taught to participants were soto ayam (Indonesian chicken soup), sate (chicken or meat in skewers), gado-gado (Indonesian traditional salad) and rujak (sliced fruits with peanut sauce) with mango sorbet. The crash course was taught by a Swiss chef, who surprisingly, had never tasted Indonesian food before.

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“The participants picked their own station; some were chopping chicken for soto, some were chopping beef for sate and some were chopping vegetables for gado-gado,” explained Nia Niscaya, the Tourism Ministry’s deputy assistant for Europe, the United States, Middle East and Africa tourism promotion.

According to the ministry, the culinary sector contributes Rp 208.6 trillion (US$15.48 billion) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with an average growth of 4.5 percent. It also creates jobs for 3.7 million people with the average growth of 0.26 percent. The number of businesses created in this sector is 3 million with average growth at 0.9 percent. (asw)


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