CHECK IT OUT: Indonesian Food Festival at Oakroom

Fill up on exotic specialties from Java, Sumatra, and Bali.

Oakroom Restaurant
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No. 637-7888
Open from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight


Gorge on Indonesian fare at Oakroom. Click for more.


( This week, Oakroom launches its Indonesian Food Festival with the help of Oakwood Executive Chef Deden Suherman, who has prepared dishes from the islands of Java, Sumatra, and Bali.

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Whet your palate with their selection of appetizers: Asinan Sayuran (P295++)-a refreshing serving of sliced fresh vegetables with cold sweet and sour soup; Tahu Asi (P295++)-stuffed tofu inside crisp breading; and Sate Ayam (P395++)-flavorful chicken skewers with thick peanut sauce.

For your entrée, sip on the warm oxtail soup called Sop Buntut (P425++) or heat things with the tender and spicy beef stew Rendang Daging (P525++). Prefer fish? Try the Ikan Asam Pedas (P495++), a spicy-sour fish dish from West Sumatra. For the health conscious, the menu offers Gado Gado (P350++), a colorful mix of boiled vegetables with peanut sauce.

Cap off the meal with exotic desserts: stuff yourself silly with the sinfully sweet Es Cendol (p225++)-rice flour dumpling with coconut milk and brown sugar sauce, or Pisang Goren (P225++)-fried banana topped with brown sugar. Special drinks like Bajigur (P175++), which combines coffee, coconut milk, brown sugar, and ginger, and Wedang Jahe (P175++), which has boiled grilled ginger, lemon grass, clove, cinnamon, and brown sugar, are on the menu.


Oakwood’s Indonesian Food Festival runs until September 21.


Photos from Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila and by Jean Natividad

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