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Jakarta Post

Culinary Festival brings ASEAN delicacies

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 18 2011   /  07:00 am

Giant bakpao: Celebrity chef Ragil Wibowo is cutting a big bakpao (steamed Chinese cake) to be distributed to visitors during the ASEAN Plus Culinary Festival in La Piazza in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Saturday. The three-day festival runs until Sunday. (JP/Indah Setiawati)Bring an empty stomach and get ready to take notes, because Thailand’s Tom Yam Kung, the Philippines’ Tagalog steak, Japanese’s Takoyaki and sushi, Indonesian’s Kerak Telor and Sate Ponorogo are among the delicious menus available at the ASEAN Plus Culinary Festival at La Piazza shopping mall in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

The event not only features various foods from ASEAN countries, but also other delicacies from the bloc’s dialogue partners such as Japan, Pakistan and the European Union.

Visitors can also meet a number of local and foreign chefs showcasing their skills and sharing th...