The Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires promotes Indonesian cuisine to the Argentinean community through the "Indonesia Spice Up the World" activity at the ASEAN Bazaar at Plaza Barrancas de Belgrano on Saturday (25/60). Thousands of people who flocked Plaza Barrancas de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, had the opportunity to taste Indonesian specialties and watched Angklung performances.
Indonesian Ambassador to Argentina, Niniek K. Naryatie said that the culinary promotion in Argentina was aimed at increasing demand for Indonesian food products and making Indonesian cuisine more widely known by the local residents. She hopes that in the future, there will be more exports of processed food from Indonesia, especially spices.
This year, the promotional activity of "Indonesia Spice Up the World" was presented at the ASEAN Bazaar, which is an annual festival held by the ASEAN Committee in Buenos Aires to introduce ASEAN in Argentina. Meanwhile, "Indonesia Spice Up the World" is a program by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to promote Indonesian food products throughout the world.
At the event, a noodle cart with the words "Indonesia" became the center of the culinary stand held by the Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires. The Culinary Stand Center served a variety of Indonesian dishes, including chicken noodles, tempeh curry, and tempeh chips.
According to the Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires, many visitors want to taste tempeh, because even though Argentina is the third largest soybean producer in the world, processed foods made from fermented soybeans are not widely available in Argentina.
Indonesian specialty coffee also enlivened the "Indonesia Spice Up the World" stand. In collaboration with the 2012 Argentinian best barista award, Daniel Cifuentes, the Indonesian Embassy serves Toraja and Mandailing coffee in an espresso style which is quite popular with visitors. The visitors to the Indonesian stand also made long queues to be able to taste a variety of Indonesian specialties, such as Rendang, satay, and various market snacks, such as Wingko, Martabak, Tofu isi, onde-onde, putu ayu, yam tray.