Best of Indonesian delights

Rokiah Mahmud

A virtual food festival organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam as part of the Brunei December Festival ends tomorrow.

The virtual Pasar Rakyat is the second collaboration for the Indonesian Embassy with Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT).

This virtual event offers the richness of Indonesian culinary from various districts including Sate Padang (Beef Satay) from West Sumatera; Rawon (Black Beef Soup) from East Java; Plecing (Spicy Vegetable Dish) from Lombok; Nasi Liwet (Indonesian Aromatic Spiced Coconut Rice) from West Java, and other snacks and drinks.

There were also displays of handicrafts, sports equipment, and other accessories.

The Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to Brunei Darussalam, Dr Sujatmiko said, “We can experience Indonesia through its culinary richness offered in Brunei.”

Eight stalls joined the event and offer menus on the Pasar Rakyat social media account. “The Indonesian Embassy has invited small and medium enterprises to participate in Pasar Rakyat Virtual Event, just like last year.

“This is a part of the Indonesian Embassy’s programme to support small and medium enterprises which have been severely affected during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said
the Ambassador.

“This event is also expected to serve as an additional bridge to strengthen friendship ties between Indonesian and Bruneian people.”