Jakarta. The Australian Embassy in Jakarta held an event called the Australian Culinary Trails 2015 at the residence of Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson on Wednesday to bridge the cultures of Indonesia and Australia through food.
“Since the early 1970s, Indonesia has become a major tourist destination for Australians, especially Bali. However, we feel that we have yet to introduce our culture to Indonesian people, especially culinary,” the ambassador said, who likes some Indonesian dishes like orek tempe cabe hijau (soybean cake with green chili).
Grigson said he hopes that through such an activity, it could bring Australia closer to the Indonesian people.
Several media and sponsors including flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Australian lender Commonwealth Bank and the Australian Trade Commission attended the casual event.
The Australian Culinary Trails 2015 is the second event being held by the Australia Trade Commission after previously holding a similar event at the Novotel Hotel in Tangerang, Banten.
An official from the Trade and Investment Commission of the Australia Trade Commission said this kind of event was a response to requests from Australian businessmen in Indonesia and Indonesian students who graduated from Australian schools.
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