The Raintree at St Mary’s Road in affiliation with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai supported by The Ministry of Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia launched a ‘Seven Day Indonesian Food Festival’ at Chap Chay on 4 April, to have fun Indonesian delicacies. The festival is spearheaded by Indonesian Chefs, Sukarno Wibowo and Faisal Martadinata.
I had an opportunity to communicate with chef Faisal Martadinata who was naturally excited to be right here in Chennai. ‘It’s improbable and I really like the food of this metropolis,’ he says. When I ask him concerning the aim of this food festival, he says, ‘The Indonesian and the Indian cuisine have a lot of similarity and I feel that Indians will definitely love our food.’ He provides, ‘The ultimate goal is to share our culture and the Sumatran cuisine.’
Soon, I occupied a desk and began my tummy’s culinary tour via Indonesian delicacies. I used to be first served with Nasi Rendang Kambing. Rendang is a spicy meat dish, garnished with lamb and masala sauce. The lamb items have been arduous to chunk however the mixture of spicy masala sparks your tongue. When eaten together with the sautee greens, the style balances with ease.
I then dived into Nasi Udang Terong Sambalado; a tangy and crispy prawns served together with white rice, herbs and a mixture of sauce ala sambalado. This was maybe the perfect dish I ate that night. The prawns was completely cooked and it was extraordinarily scorching. The masala provides you a ‘kick’ the second it slides down your style bud. When I took a chunk after drenching a prawn within the sauce ala sambalado, it was bliss.
Nasi ikan gule, to say in easy phrases, is rice served together with meat and steaming scorching gravy. Sate Pedang Kambing is one other dish have been lamb satay and thick potatoes are skewered collectively. The meat was but once more arduous to chunk whereas the chopped potatoes have been fats and juicy. As the dish was brushed by the same old kambing sauce, each chunk you’re taking oozes with wealthy scorching masala.
Martabak telur ayam cincang is one other attention-grabbing dish. In a means, it resembled a pakoda. But by no means choose a food by the way in which it seems to be. Here, items of rooster and finely chopped greens are stuffed contained in the crispy fried batter. With each crunch, I may really feel three totally different tastes dancing in my mouth. Also, you possibly can’t miss the new rooster pop. It’s a quite simple boneless items of tangy crispy rooster served with chopped onions, cashews and capsicum. What made me the urge to ask for extra is the tenderness of the meat. Very comfortable and scrumptious.
The food served listed below are a deal with however the service wants some enchancment, as I had to anticipate over an hour to get my meal. The Indonesian food festival is on until 10 April. For particulars contact, 4225 2525.