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Exploring Indonesian Cuisine with Sarirasa Catering and Balenusa

Exploring Indonesian Cuisine with Sarirasa Catering and Balenusa

Experience the Diversity of Flavours and Traditions with Sarirasa Group 

As Sarirasa Group embarks on its journey to celebrate its 50th anniversary in July, the company reinforces its commitment to celebrating Indonesia's cultural diversity. As part of this celebration, Sarirasa Group highlights Sarirasa Catering, an entity that symbolises their dedication. 

Exploring Indonesian Cuisine with Sarirasa Catering and Balenusa 

With a background in communal dining traditions and the increasing demand for catering services beyond restaurants, especially during major celebrations such as Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, and Chinese New Year, which often involve the exchange of food gifts, Sarirasa Group has begun to develop full-service catering. Established in 1975, Sarirasa Catering aims to honor, enhance, preserve, and promote Indonesia's cultural richness through food services for every occasion. 

Sarirasa Catering

"Sarirasa Catering is not just about celebrating achievements, but also as a way to express sympathy and respect to others during major celebrations in Indonesia such as Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, and Chinese New Year. These are the moments where family and friends celebrate togetherness through communal dining or sending tokens of love," said Lavinia Siswadi, Head of Marketing Sarirasa Group. 

Variety of Services Offered by Sarirasa Catering 
Sarirasa Catering provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs of its customers: 
1. In-House Catering: This service is available at all brands under the Sarirasa Group umbrella, such as Sate Khas Senayan, Sate & Seafood Senayan (Senayan Group), TeSaTe, TeKoTe, Gopek, and Gopek House. Designed to accommodate events at Sarirasa Group outlets, customers can choose their favourite dishes from the restaurant menu, presented buffet-style or with food stalls for an unforgettable experience.

2. Outside Catering: Sarirasa Catering offers Full-Service catering with a variety of dishes from restaurants under the Sarirasa Group. The aim is to provide customers with the opportunity to personalise their events by incorporating all their favourite dishes. This service is suitable for cocktail parties, social gatherings, private dinners, and gala dinners, with locations tailored to the customer's preferences, ranging from homes to offices. 

3. Large Order: Sarirasa Catering offers a Large Order Service for special events with two options, a Regular Menu and a Rice Box. The Regular Menu allows customers to choose dishes from all restaurants under the Sarirasa Group with a minimum order of 50 portions. Orders can be placed through outlets or Sarirasa Catering, with pick-up or delivery services available for an additional fee. Meanwhile, the Rice Box offers food packages in a box containing rice, side dishes, and snacks, with orders only through Sarirasa Catering. Pickup at selected stores and delivery services are also available for an additional fee. 

Sarirasa Group's Special Offerings 
In addition to its diverse range of culinary delights, Sarirasa Group presents a unique tradition of gift-giving known as "hantaran" during special occasions like Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, and Chinese New Year. Each brand under Sarirasa Group offers hantaran with distinct focuses, showcasing the uniqueness and diversity of our brands as symbols of appreciation and hope to maintain strong relationships. 


The hantaran selections vary, reflecting the cultural nuances highlighted by each brand within Sarirasa Group. For instance, "Tumpengan," symbolizing a connection with the divine during joyous or formal occasions, offers symbolic cone-shaped rice in Javanese culture. "Tampahan," featuring casual yet visually appealing presentations on traditional trays, serves as an ideal choice for informal gatherings. Meanwhile, "Besek," a bamboo-woven box filled with authentic delicacies, presents a distinctive and practical gift for special events. The hantaran collection also includes "Rantang," a stack of enamel storage containers, offering a traditional Indonesian Peranakan hamper option perfect for birthdays or conveying heartfelt sentiments. 

Balenusa: A Multi-Purpose Event Space 
At Sarirasa Group, Balenusa has evolved into a specially designed event space catering to social gatherings and cultural activities. From corporate meetings to weddings, community gatherings, or private events, Balenusa offers a versatile venue for a myriad of occasions. Moreover, Balenusa serves as a dedicated hub for cultural activities, where children can learn traditional dances or play gamelan, whil eadults can indulge in the art of wayang. The objective of every event held at Balenusa is to inspire more people to love and appreciate Indonesian culture. 


Inspired by the traditional Javanese bale with its cone-shaped roof, Balenusa boasts diverse areas including private rooms and a spacious pendopo or ballroom. With a total capacity ranging from 6 to 300 people, Balenusa provides flexibility for clients to tailor their events. The private rooms are perfect for intimate dinners and can even be combined to accommodate functions for up to 70 people. Meanwhile, the pendopo offers both indoor and outdoor areas and can serve as a ballroom, comfortably hosting large events such as weddings or engagements. With full event facilities including decorations, entertainment, and business presentation equipment, Balenusa ensures an unforgettable experience for events in a modern Indonesian setting, ranging from workshops to corporate meetings.