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Jakarta Post

Thousands celebrate RI cuisine, eat good food

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 6 2010   /  10:00 am

Thousands of people flocked to the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, this weekend for the annual Bango Culinary Festival. Yuniaty, 40, of Tuban, East Java, said she brought her family to the festival to enjoy a feast of cheap food. “I just happened to be in Jakarta and heard about the culinary festival from a relative who works as a server at a satay booth here,” she told The Jakarta Post.Fifty-eight booths competed to attract customers with delicious, reasonably-priced dishes. The menu included Indonesian foods such as satay, mie jawa (Javanese noodles), sop konro (Makassar beef-rib soup) and slawi tempe (soybean cakes).Warung Leko sold iga penyet (smashed ribs) for Rp 25,000 (US$2.75) and Warung Ngalam sold Javanese noodles for only Rp 10,000. For the first time the festival organizers invited Warung Ngalam, a restaurant in Menteng, Central Jakarta, to p...