Appreciation of Tempe Abroad
Indonesian Dinner 2012,
my longing for home dishes is satisfied
The easiest thing to be missed by being away from home country is, undoubtedly, the FOOD. Food is a matter of habit I guess. Every country has its own typical cuisine. But for its residence, it’s more than unique taste, its HOME.
I was excited that Indonesian Student Association in Groningen held Indonesian Dinner, 17 February 2012, in Treslinghuis. It is quite big event. The concept is gala dinner with Indonesian menu, and cultural performance. The menu of complete course are Wedang Jahe, Soto Lamongan, Rendang, Es Palu Butung, Tahu and Tempe Bacem, already made me drooling. Even tempe, which in Indonesia is considered a very cheap dish, that many of us find it boring to have it all the time. But here, we all just like,, “hmmm… tempe!”
We all know how closely related is Netherland and Indonesia in history. Well, seeing how plain Dutch cuisine (sorry Nederlander!), I would say, no wonder they searched spices till far Asia ?.Now, there are many Indonesian food sold everywhere here, even they don’t change the names; nasi goreng, kerupuk, sambal, lemper, babi panggang (my favorite!), bami, etc, etc... So familiar! So lekker!
In between courses, we have cultural performance from Sumatera to Papua Island; Saman dance, Batak songs, Cendrawasih dance, Ondel Ondel dance, Yamko Rambe Yamko, square dance Sajojo, and many more. So glad that everybody enjoyed the evening. Great job dear Indonesian friends!
| by: Roseline
I know, many of you want to come to this Indonesian Dinner, but the place is limited. We are so sorry. Well, if you have Indonesian friends, just ask them to cook, make a little Indonesian Dinner yourself. ;;)