Taste of Indonesia: Culinary workshop held in Islamabad

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Indonesian culinary workshop offered a chance to participants to learn about a different culture, try great food, and work on personal cooking skills.

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The Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad hosted an Indonesian culinary workshop to introduce new Indonesian ambassador’s wife, Madame Rita Amri, introduced herself to the diplomatic circle in Islamabad.

The Indonesian culinary workshop was held during a monthly coffee morning organized by the Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association (PFOWA). The venue was tastefully decorated while Indonesian textiles and artifacts were displayed to symbolize the diverse and rich culture of Indonesia.

The workshop was headed by Madame Rita Amri along with the Embassy lady personnel and spouses and conducted by Chef I Wayan Subrata – a renowned Indonesian Chef at a local hotel in Islamabad.

Four Indonesian dishes — sate ayam (skewered grilled meat), nasi goreng (fried rice), gado gado (vegetable salad with a peanut sauce), and bubur injin (black rice porridge with ice cream) — were prepared at the workshop. These four recipes were selected from 30 indigenous Indonesian recipes that had recently topped international polls.

The participants appreciated the Indonesian culinary experience which offered them a chance to learn about different, exotoc food and culture of Indonesia.

Madame Rita Amri, who is also chair of the Islamabad chapter of Indonesian Women Association, informed the guests that she had arrived in the city only last month.  and the cooking workshop was her first opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from the diplomatic community and Pakistan Foreign Women Association and other ladies from different sections of the society.

The cooking workshop was her first opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from the diplomatic community and Pakistan Foreign Women Association and other ladies from different sections of the society. Madame Amri seemed eager to meet new friends and colleagues in Pakistan and is looking forward to cordial relations with all women.

“Food comprised an intrinsic part of all cultural profiles and connected communities and helped them understand each other” she said while introducing the audience to authentic Indonesian cuisine.

Indonesian traditional Gemu Famire dance performances and poco poco dance by the members of the Indonesian Women Association were greatly enjoyed by the guests.

Participants of Coffee Morning and Culinary Workshop pose for a photograph with the wife of Indonesian ambasador, Rita Amri. Photo: Khalid Raja
Participants of Coffee Morning and Culinary Workshop pose for a photograph with the wife of Indonesian ambasador, Rita Amri. Photo: Khalid Raja
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