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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Indonesian Cuisine: Lontong Chap Goh Mei

A feast fit for Chinese New Year featuring Lontong Chap Goh Mei!


Duration: 4 hours/session

For: 1 session

Fees: $168.00

Chef: Alfie Jerome Mossadeg

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In Indonesia, Chinese Peranakan (of mixed descent) families usually gather on the 15th day of the first month in the New Lunar Year, when everyone joyfully shares this special cuisine known as Lontong Cap Go Meh. This is a fusion dish that has been adapted from Javanese cooking. The spread consists of many side dishes and ingredients that are put together to become one festive and scrumptious delight.

Join Chef Alfie to learn how to make these Chinese New Year worthy Indonesian recipes:

Sayur Lodeh - Vegetable In Coconut Milk With Chicken Drumstick

Lontong - Rice Cakes

Lontong is a Southeast Asian dish made of compressed rice cake in the form of a cylinder wrapped inside a banana leaf, commonly found in Indonesia; also, to lesser extent in Malaysia and Singapore. The rice rolled inside banana leaf and boiled, then cut into small cakes as staple food replacement of steamed rice. The texture is similar to those of ketupat, with the difference that ketupat container was made from weaved janur (young coconut leaf) fronds, while lontong uses banana leaf instead.

It is commonly called nasi himpit (lit. "Pressed rice") in Malaysia, despite actually having different method to create it.

Serunding - Spiced Coconut

An Indonesian spicy fried coconut flakes, which is made from sautéing grated coconut, and is often used as a side dish to accompany rice.

Sambal Tumis Udang - Prawns In Chili Paste

Served With Asian crackers

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