Culinary festival to spice up city’s anniversary

Culinary festival to spice up city’s anniversary

The Jakarta Women's Organisations Cooperation Body (BKOW) is to co-operate with the city administration to hold an Indonesian culinary festival, the Festival Kuliner Nusantara, on June 14, as part of the city's 488th anniversary celebrations.

BKOW head Happy Djarot Saiful Hidayat, wife of the deputy governor, said in a press conference on Monday that as many as 58 women's organisations would participate in the festival at the Lapangan Banteng park in Central Jakarta, entry to which would be free of charge.

"Booths at the festival will offer clean, nutritious, delicious and cheap dishes from all around Indonesia," she said, adding that the traditional cuisine of the Betawi people, Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara and North Sulawesi would be on offer.

The festival's committee will provide around 50 booths, including around 30 reserved for the organisations' targeted small and medium enterprises, with the remaining 20 for sponsor companies, according to a press release from the administration's public relations agency.

Besides offering Indonesian delicacies, the one-day festival, which is aiming for 100,000 visitors, will also feature various competitions, such as a tumpeng (cone-shaped rice with side dishes) - making competition, a traditional attire fashion show and colouring and drawing competitions for children.

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