Have Rendang for Dinner and Give Back to the Needy


Have you been craving for some Indonesian dishes? If yes, you are in for a treat this coming Friday, 18 August. A group of four dynamic talents from Indonesia are taking over the kitchen together with Loaf, a charitable organization in Singapore. Chef Arimbi Nimpuno heads the team to present an eight-course modern Indonesian cuisine, including her colleagues’ contemporary take on traditional ingredients. Complementing the dinner will be a modest fashion show by another Indonesian, Denny Wirawan. All proceeds will go towards aiding children and women in need.

Meet the Chefs for the Modern Indonesian Cuisine

Arimbi Nimpuno is a celebrity chef, food writer and co-host of Spice of Life on the Asian Food Channel. She is the culinary instructor at ArimbiKitchen and co-founder of Tree Food Concept, a private dining service based in Jakarta. While being a mother of four, she found time for cooking which she learned since the days of her father’s ambassadorial duties in Europe.

Chef Arimbi Nimpuno - Modern Indonesian Cuisine

Chef Arimbi Nimpuno

Gupta and Primo are the dynamic duo behind Eskimomo, an emerging brand specialising in artisanal ice cream that focuses on using local flavours and produce. I have been following the brand as they open pop up stores here and there in Jakarta’s hippest events and I fell in love with their Nasi Uduk and Cheetos flavours. Singapore, look out for their innovative ice cream flavours. Tease them with some nasi lemak, perhaps?

Kevin was a finalist in the first season of MasterChef Indonesia. The first season of Iron Chef Indonesia featured him recently as commentator throughout the episodes. Hence, he breathes – and writes about – food. He has published several cookbooks and writes regularly for The Jakarta Post. Kevin now serves as the Managing Editor of food magazine Kenduri.

The chefs - Modern Indonesian Cuisine

The team for Modern Indonesian Cuisine dinner event from left to right: Kevin, Arimbi, Primo and Gupta

The Menu

The menu showcases myriads of modern-traditional twists, which Asia 361 receives exclusively before the event. Dinner starts with Summer Gado, an array of seasonal vegetables, pineapple, served with tangy peanut sesame dressing. Proceed to Woku Chicken Ballotine served with woku sauce (a North Sulawesi origin aromatic spices). Bali is on the rise with Yellowtail Lemongrass Sate Lilit, fish satay served with apple sambal matah. Another take on West Javanese dish is Maranggi Tenderloin, coriander-marinated beef served with sambal oncom (fermented soy chili paste). When these haven’t pulled the sweat, have some Rendang Udang, grilled prawn served with rendang sauce. In addition to the already creative menu comes Nasi Daun Jeruk, aromatic rice with kaffir lime leaves. Gupta and Primo end the dinner with sweet closure, Pisang Goreng Ice Cream, banana ice cream with jam and chocolate-covered crispies. Finally, Kunyit Asam Sorbet, a blend of tamarind and turmeric sorbet should excite guests.

Completing the dinner event is a fashion show by Denny Wirawan, whose premium Indonesian textiles ready-to-wear apparel appeals to many within the region. Find out more about his work at his official website. So, are you ready to satisfy your desire for Indonesian food?

Denny Wirawan - Modern Indonesian Cuisine

Denny Wirawan, the famous Indonesian fashion designer will showcase some of his latest works

Where: 22 Dunbar Walk, Singapore 459302

When: Friday, 18 August 2017, 7pm until late

Reservations: WhatsApp reservation, Tel: Anna +65 96971727 or Ety +65 97533267


About Author

Frey is a freelance writer from Jakarta, Indonesia. His ventures are all about travel, food and lifestyle. He loves sharing his takes on new eateries, fine hotels and fascinating festivals. Find him scouring the city for some local treats, the city's talked about hotels and resorts or lounging at rooftop infinity pools.

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