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Pick up on FRI Oct 29, 6-7:30pm
With more than 17,000 islands populated by more than 300 different ethnic groups, Indonesian food boasts many unique flavours, textures and ingredients that reward discovering. 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. Tonight Chef Elita of NaiNai Noodles shares a few distinctive and authentic Indonesian recipes — you can be sure it will be enak sekali (very delicious)!
An addictive Indonesian salad; deceptively simply, infinitely variable, always delicious. A mix of blanched vegetables like Siamese pumpkin, sweet corn, potato, long bean, cucumber, and tofu, dressed in a complex and spicy peanut sauce.
In a 2011 online poll held by CNN International, beef 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, almost like a confit. The spices used in rendang, lemongrass, garlic, chili, shallot, ginger and galangal, also have antimicrobial properties and serve as natural preservatives. A popular but labour-intensive dish, it’s often reserved for special occasions. Served with jasmine rice, jackfruit curry, mixed vegetable stir fry.
Also available #vegetarian, with a tempeh & potato rending.
Sweet cassava pudding made from grated cassava cooked with palm sugar, pandan leaf and topped with creamy coconut milk sauce.
Beef, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
for 2 $48 • for 4 $90
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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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