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VOInews, Jakarta: The Indonesian Culinary Association of Victoria (ICAV) in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne successfully held the 2024 Indonesian Street Food Festival (ISFF) on 16-17 March 2024. The head of the 2024 ISFF Committee Michael Samsir said this activity could become an annual agenda that the Melburnian can enjoy.


"We are proud to be able to hold the Indonesian Street Food Festival for the first time in Melbourne's traditional market and we hope that it can become an annual agenda that can be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne," said Michael Samsir in a statement received on Wednesday (20/3) in Jakarta.

This activity with the theme "From Bali to Jakarta" can take visitors to explore Indonesia through the taste of Indonesian food snacks, arts and culture through regional dances, regional songs and music, traditional clothing, and even martial arts.


The ISFF festival also introduces Eastern Indonesian cultures such as traditional Papuan clothing worn by the presenters. Apart from that, there were regional dance performances from East Nusa Tenggara, the excitement of the Maumere line dance which was participated in by visitors, and the Papeda workshop which allowed visitors to taste typical food made from sago originating from the islands of Maluku and Papua.


The Indonesian Consul General in Melbourne, Kuncoro Waseso, said he was proud of the Indonesian Culinary Association of Victoria (ICAV) for organizing this event. "I am proud of ICAV for initiating this activity. I am also grateful to all the Indonesian diaspora who have helped make this event a success," he said.


Meanwhile, Australian citizen Giorgina said she was very happy to be able to visit the Indonesian Snack Festival because she admitted that she liked Indonesian food, especially spicy food.


“I like Indonesian food, especially spicy food, so I'm happy to be able to come to this festival. "One more thing, this is the first time I have tried papeda and yellow fish sauce, the taste is extraordinary," said Giorgina. (Daniel)

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