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Jakarta Post

All about Sundanese dishes

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 25 2011   /  04:00 am

Sundanese cuisine has been a favorite of many, renowned for its fresh veggies, steamed food and recipes with rich traditional ingredients.

This month, the Intercontinental Jakarta MidPlaza’s Java restaurant offers an extensive buffet of Sundanese courses to choose from in its “Sundanese Culinary Safari”.

The food festival is a continuation of the hotel’s Pasar Senggol culinary concept, which explores the diversity of food across the country.

The restaurant has had a little “facelift”, decorating its interior in a traditional Sundanese style by setting up some gubuk (huts made of cut bamboo and straw), putting several wayang golek (Sundanese wooden puppets) and placing a number of traditional utensils like bamboo rice containers, winnows and clay plates and bowls.

The sound of bamboo flutes drifts around the dining area and creates a soothing amb...