Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada Serves Betawi Dishes at Duta Café & Restaurant and Duta Lounge on June 2019 For Jakarta’s 492th Anniversary
The Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada, which is located close to various historic locations in Jakarta including the Old City and Glodok Chinatown, welcomes Jakarta’s 492th anniversary by serving a variety of Betawi dishes in two outlets. Adapting the annual theme raised by the Governor of Jakarta named “The New Face of Jakarta”, the Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada through, Duta Café & Restaurant and Duta Lounge presents special Betawi-themed monthly menus with modern presentation, but still preserving the taste of native Betawi. This special Betawi dish is served during June 2019.
Duta Lounge serves a variety of ketupat menus with the theme “Ketupat Festive”. Menu Ketupat is served with various choices of toppings such as Ketupat Sayur, Ketupat with Kalio, and Ketupat Rendang. Each ketupat is priced at IDR 95,000, ++; IDR 120,000, ++ and IDR 140,000++. Ketupat dish itself is a typical Betawi dish that was very popular among the Betawi people since a long time ago. This one dish is served with diluted vegetables with yellow coconut milk, with chunks of squash and as a complement served with other companions such as egg stews, stew tofu and potato stews. In addition to the Duta Lounge, guests can also order “Ketupat Festive” at Duta Café & Restaurant on the 3rd floor, Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada.
In addition to the typical Betawi food, Duta Lounge also serves dessert and typical Betawi drinks with the theme “Local Sweets” including Es Cendol, Wedang Ronde, and Beer Pletok. These Betawi desserts and drinks are served as a suitable companion for the Betawi menu. Ice cendol made from chewy green rice flour mixed with coconut milk and sugar palm sugar is freshly served with ice. This Ice Cendol is sold at IDR 85,000 ++. Wedang Ronde consists of chewy balls containing crispy sweet peas in it and served with warm ginger sauce. This food is usually sold at night to warm the body. Guests can sample these desserts for IDR 90,000 ++. Finally, Duta Lounge serves the most unique and favorite drinks from the City of Jakarta, Bir Pletok. Drinks that are often misinterpreted as liquor do not contain alcohol, and can even make the body healthier because it is made from various spices, ginger, cardamom, secang, and lemongrass leaves. Guests can taste these hard-to-find drinks at a price of IDR 35,000 ++.
Lastly, to coincide with the 492th anniversary of Jakarta, on Saturday 22nd June 2019, Duta Café & Restaurant serves a special buffet at the Jakarta Betawi Food Festival for IDR 250,000 ++. Guests can enjoy various Betawi menus starting from Jakarta Kerak Telor (Egg Crust), Jakarta Bubur Ayam (Chicken Porridge), Gado-Gado, Soto Mie, Buaya Bread, Kembang Goyang, various Betawi cakes and many other Betawi special menus.
“Inspired by Jakarta’s birthday, Gajah Mada’s Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta through Duta Café & Restaurant and Duta Lounge would like to participate in enlivening this momentum by presenting Betawi cuisine. Our mission is to introduce Betawi menus especially to foreign guests staying at the Gajah Mada Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta so that they can taste the typical culture around. We also want to preserve a variety of Betawi foods that are increasingly difficult to find such as Crocodile Bread, Beer Pletok, etc. by presenting them again in June 2019, “said Priskilla Wanda as Marketing Communication Manager of Gajah Mada Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta.
HOLIDAY INN & SUITES JAKARTA GAJAH MADA
Jl. Gajah Mada No.211
Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
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