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Indonesian chefs ready to conquer Asian Pastry Cup

Kezia Kho

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, August 20, 2019  /  03:31 pm
Indonesian chefs ready to conquer Asian Pastry Cup

Behind-the-scenes: Judges tasting the pastry creations during the Indonesian Pastry Cup at the Academy of Pastry & Culinary Arts Indonesia on July 14. (PT. Cetta Satkaara /-)

Two Indonesian pastry chefs are ready to take the final step to compete in the prestigious 2021 World Pastry Cup in Lyon, France. Indonesia, like most Asian countries, does not have a strong pastry culture like European countries. The culinary staples and ingredients here are mostly spicy foods mixed with various herbs. There are some pastry legacies from the era of Dutch colonization in the region but it is not highly popular among the masses. In recent years, however, pastries have become increasingly popular among the urban middle class. There is a growing variety of European-style pastries of different cuts, shapes and colors in upscale malls and food boutiques. With the increasing popularity, three Indonesian pastry chef teams – the Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts (APCA), Grand Hyatt Hotel Indonesia and Mandar...