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With more than 17,000 islands populated by more than 300 different ethnic groups, Indonesian cuisine has incredible breadth, depth and variety. Home of the original “Spice Islands”, Indonesia has been a culinary destination for centuries, sharing spices like nutmeg and clove with the rest of the world while absorbing and reimagining Indian, Chinese, Arabic, Thai and Dutch influences. Indonesian food boasts many unique flavours, textures and ingredients worth exploring, and tonight Chef Elita of NaiNai Noodles shares a few distinctive and authentic Indonesian recipes.
An addictive Indonesian salad; deceptively simply, infinitely variable, always delicious. A mix of veggies like long green beans, lettuce, sweet corn and bean sprouts, dressed in a complex and spicy peanut sauce.
This popular Indonesian street food — grilled corn with a sweet & spicy chili glaze — complete the picnic mood.
In a 2011 online poll held by CNN International, rendang was chosen as the number one dish of the ‘World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods’. Rendang is a style of curry-like stew popular in Sumatra and Malaysia, characterized by a long slow cooking in coconut milk such that the sugars caramelize and the liquid largely evaporates, making the sauce relatively dry. The spices used in rendang, lemongrass, garlic, shallot, ginger and galangal, have antimicrobial properties and serve as natural preservatives. A popular but labour-intensive dish, it’s often served on special occasions.
Tempeh is a denser, more toothsome relative of tofu native to Indonesia. Made from fermented whole soybeans, here it is marinated in a sweet soy glaze and cooked on an open flame grill; comes with peanut sauce, sliced shallots and chopped chilies.
Both mains are served with jasmine rice, jackfruit curry, mixed vegetable stir fry and special green chili sambal.
Sweet cassava pudding made from grated cassava cooked with palm sugar, pandan leaf and topped with creamy coconut milk sauce
Contains peanuts, soy
Beef, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Indonesian Picnic for 2 $59 • for 4 $109 • for 6 $159
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Chef Elita learned her craft from several generations of family chefs; her grandmother founded a popular noodle restaurant in Central Jakarta that has been a local staple for over 3 decades, and now owns a noodle factory in Indonesia. Her Mother continued the restaurant business with Elita at her hip. Those indelible experiences have inspired Elita to bring her own authentic Indonesian meals to Toronto. As a food entrepreneur, she has catered for the Indonesian embassy and has recently launched NaiNai Noodles, an Indonesian noodle bar and take out restaurant on King St. W.
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