Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sept 12 is New England Indonesian Festival

One thing I'm really missing after moving to Boston is Indonesian food. I can hardly find an Indonesian restaurant in this city, other than Kaki Lima which pops up every once in a while, but their prix fixe menu is pretty pricey for Indonesian food. If you know any Indonesian restaurant in the area, please let me know!

Indonesian festival

At least, once a year, I can satisfy my cravings when the New England Indonesian Festival hits town. Organized by PERMIAS Massachusetts (the Indonesian student association), this festival brings in many Indonesian food vendors from the suburbs (who typically only offers catering), from Philadelphia, Washington DC, and others. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Copley Square.
The vendors will be selling various satay, curry (like rendang!), desserts. I just moved from LA last year so I hadn't been missing Indonesian food for that long, but this year I might have to go all out.
Indonesian festival
Here are some things you might want to look out for :

Sate lilit is a satay made with ground chicken meat, mixed with spices, wrapped around a stick of sugar cane. This is a Balinese specialty so it's pretty rare!
Indonesian festival

Otak otak: fish paste cakes (with spices) wrapped in a banana leaf, then grilled. Served with peanut sauce.
Indonesian festival

There are also traditional music and dance performances, which you can watch while having your picnic at Copley Square.
Indonesian festival
The exact details of the festival haven't been announced so check back on their website for the hours later on.


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