Indonesian chef showcases magnificent culinary skills

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

INTERNATIONALLY renowned Indonesian Chef William Wongso shared his cooking skills and performed a live demonstration onstage at the Magnificent Culinary of Indonesia last night at the Songket Ballroom of The Rizqun International Hotel.

The Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong was the guest of honour at the event hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with The Rizqun International Hotel.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa, followed by welcoming remarks by Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam, Arko Hananto Budiadi.

“This event is hoped to strengthen the bilateral ties between our two countries,” he said, adding that Indonesia has more than 400 ethnic groups with each having their own cuisine.

Chef William Wongso giving a live cooking demonstration
Chef William Wongso helping the minister to put on an apron during the event last night
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong and Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam, Arko Hananto Budiadi at the Magnificent Culinary of Indonesia event yesterday
Some of the guests at the event yesterday. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

The chef, during the live cooking demo, said that both Brunei and Indonesia share the same cuisines yet differ in terms of preparations, citing the Beef Rendang as an example. He also prepared a special dish – Ayam Tangkap Acheh – and shared cooking tips with the audience.

The event was held in conjunction with the Indonesian Food Festival and Brunei December Festival 2017.