The Jakarta Post
'Lapis legit' from The Mandarin Cake Shop at Mandarin Oriental hotel in Central Jakarta. (Mandarin Oriental Jakarta/File)
Ramadhan has just arrived and, as usual, it is time to exchange gifts.
Felix Budisetiawan, executive chef of The Dharmawangsa hotel in South Jakarta, told The Jakarta Post via email that there was no specific rule on what kind of items should be included in Ramadhan gifts.
He stressed that the most important aspect of the tradition was preserving good relationships between colleagues, neighbors or relatives.
Those looking for gifts may want to check out the following items recommended by two five-star hotels in Jakarta.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
'Nasi campur' Dharmawangsa was created based on the philosophy of wellness, as the hotel collaborated with a local farm to get the fresh organic vegetables. (The Dharmawangsa Jakarta/File)
Those looking for a gift with a local touch may want to order nasi campur Dharmawangsa (Dharmawangsa’s mixed rice) from The Dharmawangsa hotel in South Jakarta.
The dish comprises steamed rice served with grilled prawns, crispy beef, shredded spicy chicken, sautéed green beans and braised eggs.
The chef said the dish was created based on the philosophy of wellness, as the hotel collaborates with a local farm to get fresh organic vegetables.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
American chocolate cake, popularly known as Amchoc, was first introduced around 30 years ago. (Mandarin Oriental Jakarta/File)
The Mandarin Cake Shop at Mandarin Oriental hotel in Central Jakarta has two signature cakes, namely American chocolate cake and lapis legit (layer cake).
The former, popularly known as Amchoc, was first introduced around 30 years ago. The moist chocolate sponge cake is a popular sweet treat to indulge in on special occasions.
Meanwhile, lapis legit needs no introduction as it has been a local favorite for decades.
The hotel’s pastry chef, Enggie A. Kusumah, said the two cakes were ideal for sharing. Furthermore, since they came with elegant packaging, the cakes made the perfect gift for business partners or colleagues.
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