Agents can direct their clients to a pre-travel or post-holiday flavour burst of Indonesia’s delicious cuisine at the inaugural “Taste of Indonesia” Food Festival at Café Mix, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney from 4 to 12 August.
Presented by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Sydney in partnership with Wonderful Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia, the tourism body cites a CNN survey that rated Indonesian food tops in the world – with Rendang at #1, Nasi Goreng at #2 and Satay at #14.
Indonesian food is among the most varied in the world. The possibilities are infinite with over 17,000 islands, 350 ethnicities and among the world’s greatest variety of exotic spices, plants and marine life. Recent research undertaken by a leading Indonesian University suggests there are over 3,200 traditional Indonesian dishes.
Dishes from across the archipelago will be included such as Beef Rendang, Udang Bumbu Bali (Spicy Balinese Prawns), Soto Ayam (chicken soup) and Gado-Gado.
“This flavour diversity could even tempt customers to explore undiscovered parts of Indonesia – like Lombok Island, Flores Island or Yogyakarta in Central Java,” Ms. Tulevksi adds.
“Sydney-siders are sophisticated diners and already familiar with “Asian” food,” says Miriam Tulevski, Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, Country Manager, Sydney.
“However, with so few Indonesian restaurants in Sydney, and most Australians only visiting Bali, there are thousands of flavours and dishes that foodies won’t have experienced and won’t want to miss!
“Almost 20 dishes from across the archipelago will be available at Taste of Indonesia” Food Festival. Come along and discover something new.”
“Taste of Indonesia” features at Cafe Mix, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney at the buffet lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. at $55 per person. The buffet dinner is available from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at $85 per person. For bookings, call (02) 9250 6000 or send an email to [email protected]