Text and picture ©Eki Qushay Akhwan
Blessed with more than 300 distinct native ethnicities and a huge variety of flora and fauna, it is hardly surprising that Indonesia has a very rich culinary heritage: The varieties of foods you can find from Aceh - its westernmost provice - to Papua - its easternmost province can be "tongue boggling". Indonesians in general love good foods, and Bandung is considered by many as one of Indonesia's food capitals.
As part of the efforts to preserve our culinary heritage, a national kecap producer is currently organizing a tour of Indonesian culinary festivals called "Festival Jajanan Indonesia" in a number of cities in the country. Yesterday (Saturday, June 28, 2008), the festival landed in Bandung.
Pictured above is a replica of Nasi Tumpeng or yellow rice cone dish, a traditional Indonesian set rice dish usually served at salamatan or thanksgiving feasts.
I'll post some more pictures from this festival tomorrow.
Bandung Daily Photo