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Oakroom presents Indonesian Executive Chef Deden Suherman for its “Indonesian Food Festival” on September 14-21, 2011 at Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center in Ortigas, Manila, Philippines.

Chef Deden Suherman is concurrently Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Assistant Manager of Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta and he will be assisted in Manila by Chef de Partie Sulistyo from the same property. They will present a variety dishes from across the region, from islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali and the authentic Indonesian ala carte is available for lunch and dinner.
Indonesian cuisine is diverse, in part of geographic and cultural diversity. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon cultural and foreign influences. Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences. Sumatran cuisine often has Middle Eastern and Indian influences, featuring curried meat and vegetables, while Javanese cuisine and Sundanese cuisine are more indigenous. The cuisines of Eastern Indonesia are similar to Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine.

Chef Deden will introduce some of Indonesian popular dishes. The menus include Gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanuts sauce), Mie Goreng (fried noodle), Nasi Goreng Kampung (fried rice), Sop Buntut (oxtail soup), Soto Ayam (chicken noodle soup), Rendang Padang (spicy beef stew), Opor Ayam (chicken in coconut gravy), Ikan Goreng bumbu Makasar (fried fish ala Makasar), Ikan Asam Pedas (spicy and sour tamarind-flavored fish), Sate Ayam (chicken satay), Tahu Goreng (fried tofu), Pisang Goreng (fried banana), Bakwan Udang (shrimp vegetable fritter) and many more. Desserts menu features Ketan Sarikayo (sticky rice with coconut custard), Biji salak (sticky rice bowl in sweet coconut sauce), Es Cendol (Indonesian sweet cold drink made from rice flour served with coconut milk, sugar palm and ice cubes or shaved ice), Sekoteng, Wedang Jahe (Indonesian ginger tea), Bajigur (ginger coconut coffee) and many more.

Chef Deden has been with Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta for four years.  Graduated from Academy of Tourism in STIEPAR AKTRIPA BANDUNG, Chef Deden started his career in a few 5 stars hotel in Jakarta namely the Kempinski Hotel, Inter-Continental Hotel and Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Jakarta. He is also renowned as one of Indonesian Celebrity Chef due to his features in a few TV Commercial representing food products.

Oakroom is at the 6th level of Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila located on 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For reservations, please call 719 1160 (direct line) or 637 7888 / 910 8888 ext. 8604.

For more information or images, please contact:

Lina Sugiarto
Director of Sales & Marketing
Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta

T (62-21) 2554 2347
F (62-21) 2554 2400
lina.sugiarto@oakwoodasia.com
www.oakwood.com

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Indonesian Promotion Menu

Appetizer

Tahu isi (Stuffed tofu)
Bakwan udang (Vegetable fritter with shrimp)
Asinan Sayuran (Sliced fresh vegetable with cold sweet and sour soup)
Sate ayam (Grilled chicken skewer  with peanut sauce )

Main course

Gado gado (Mixed boiled vegetables with peanut sauce)
Mie goreng (Indonesian fried noodle)
Nasi goreng kampong (Indonesian fried rice)
Sop buntut (Oxtail soup )
Soto ayam (Chicken and turmeric clear soup)
Rendang daging (Spicy beef stew)
Opor ayam (Chicken cooked with coconut milk)
Ikan goreng Dabu dabu.(Fried Fish jack mackerel with dabu dabu )
Ikan asam pedas(Spicy sour fish dish – originating from west Sumatra)

Dessert

Es cendol (Rice flour dumpling with coconut milk and brown sugar sauce)
Kolak biji salak (Made from pure sweet potato and brown sugar)
Pisang goreng (Fried banana topped with brown sugar)
Ketan Srikayo (Boiled sticky rice with pandan custard)

Drink Selection

Bajigur                : Coffee, coconut milk, brown sugar and ginger
Wedang jahe     : Boiled grilled ginger, lemon grass, clove, cinnamon and brown sugar  
Sekoteng            : Boiled ginger, lemon grass, clove, white sugar, carnation milk with
                                Fresh bread cubes, peanuts, mung beans and Tapioca pearls.