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William Wongso serves up taste of Indonesia in Pretoria

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, April 13, 2019  /  12:05 pm
William Wongso serves up taste of Indonesia in Pretoria

Indonesian culinary expert William Wongso served an Indonesian lunch to the guests at the restaurant, who included loyal patrons, diplomatic officials and Indonesian embassy partners (Mazaraat/File)

The Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, in conjunction with French restaurant Les Trois Canard, promoted the cooking of Indonesian culinary expert William Wongso on Sunday during an event titled “William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders: Flavours of Indonesia”.

The event was a part of the 25th commemoration of diplomatic ties between Indonesia and South Africa.

As reported by antara.com, William served an Indonesian lunch to the guests at the restaurant, who included loyal patrons, diplomatic officials and Indonesian embassy partners.

The guests enjoyed signature dishes such as nasi minyak batanghari (a cone-shaped rice dish), soto lamongan (herb-infused meat soup) and kolak cendol (soupy sweet dessert).

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The Indonesian Ambassador to South Africa Salman Al Farisi said Indonesia, as a country rich in herbs and spices that are consumed worldwide, should introduce its culinary treasures to South Africa, especially because Indonesia and South Africa shared a history of being colonized.

While in South Africa, William will also give a cooking demo at an event titled "Indonesia Trails of Spice" at the Ginger and Lime Food Studio in Cape Town, cooking for a luncheon to be held by the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center in Sandton and cooking for a Flavors of Indonesia luncheon at the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria. (gis/mut)