From the oceans to the mountains Indonesia is endowed with abundant natural produce. Comprising over 17,000 islands and two-thirds of the total area of Indonesia is ocean then surely edible seafood is abundant. Not only seafood, Indonesian ocean also rich in minerals. As a country with the second-longest coastline in the world salt production in Indonesia is pretty high.
Ikan Noesantara Independence Day Lunch
In celebration of Indonesia’s Independence day, Samsara Indonesian Cuisine and Delicae present Ikan Noesantara Mini Tumpeng Merah Putih. This independence day luncheon was all about introducing the richness of Indonesian culture. From the main menu to side dish is a traditional Indonesian food.
Pepes Pangasius Ungkep Garam carefully selected as the main menu, considering that Indonesian archipelago has an abundant of marine products. Cooked with Indonesian herbs and spices, and also processed with traditional cooking methods but with a little twist.
On arrival, guests were introduced to the Samsara’s unique fish menu. On the long table, there are two large containers of Pepes Pangasius that wrapped in salt. Inside the salt mixture, there was a fillet of pangasius seasoned with Indonesian spices and wrapped in the banana leaves. According to chef Sambas & chef Sanusi the function of the salt here is to keep the fish juicy and also to seal the aroma of pepes.
Our table was located in the corner of the room, in a perfect view of table chef. Red cloth and white flower adorned the table, symbolizing the spirits of Independence day. Glasses of Savis tea were sipped as the crowd began to catch up with another. Then our taste buds were delighted with delicious foods that rich in spices.
Ikan Noesantara Independence Day Lunch Menu
Pepes Pangasius Ungkep Garam – Pangasius fillet wrapped in Banana Papillote with traditional Indonesian herbs & spices then baked to perfection under a thick blanket of salt and whisked egg whites
Urap Market Vegetables – Seasonal market vegetables tossed in a blend of spiced shredded coconut
Kripik Kentang Balado – Caramelized potato crips glazed with red chilli
Sambal Matah – piquant tropical flavours freshly made Balinese salsa
Mini Tumpeng Merah Putih – A Javanese tradition filled with spiritual meaning healthy red & fragrant jasmine rice served in an iconic cone shape
Kerupuk Opak – Crunchy cassava crackers