CHECK IT OUT: Indonesian Food Festival at Oakroom
Fill up on exotic specialties from Java, Sumatra, and Bali.
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No. 637-7888
Open from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight
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(SPOT.ph) 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.
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