Sunday, March 18, 2012

Indonesian Food & Cultural Festival @ Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

In collaboration with the Embassy of Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia, Mosaic introduces its very first International Food Festival (Indonesian Food & Cultural Festival) featuring Guest Chef Kusram Deni from Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. Diners will be treated to a wide array of Indonesian dishes with three menus on rotation daily. Lunch is priced at RM88++ per person while dinner is at RM108++ per person (Sunday to Thursday) and RM128++ per person (Friday and Saturday). This promotion will run from 16 March to 24 March 2012.

The festival week commenced with a grand launch at Lounge at the Park and Mosaic. Guests were ushered to Lounge at the Park, enjoying Indonesian canapes and specially concocted drinks (I had a coconut one-jackfruit one which was pretty good) while waiting for the guest of honour to arrive. The festival was officiated by Mr Mulya Wirana, Charge D'Affaires of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia with the cutting of nasi tumpeng, a signature dish used by the Indonesians for significant events. Entertainment for the evening included gamelan music, cultural dance and fashion shows.

Gamelan music

Wayang kulit

Chef Deni smiling for the camera ;)

Nasi tumpeng

Expect to find dishes such as Balinese spiced satay, satay lilit bumbu Bali, Mie Godog Jogjakarta, Pepes Ikan Mas, and the authentic Indonesian rice dish Nasi Goreng paired with shrimps, chicken and satay. Other delicious Indonesian fare include opor ayam, ikan bakar, otak-otak, oxtail soup, kethroprak Jakarta, balado ikan cue, nasi uduk, empal balado and ayam taliwang. All the Indonesian cuisine served at Mosaic will be denoted with an Indonesian flag on the labels.

Lawar - Balinese salad

Karedok Bandung - fresh cabbage, green bean, bean sprout, cucumber and other tropical vegetables tossed with peanut sauce (from Bandung Jawa Barat)

Urab kampung - steamed spinach, cabbage, beansprout, cassava leaf, papaya leave, and other available vegetables, dressing freshly grated young coconut and chilli (from Jawa Tengah).

Salad ayam bumbu bali - thin sliced cooked chicken mixed with special Balinese dressing (from Bali)

Beautiful flower carving

On the reverse is the Indonesian flag, carved out too.

Hot buffet

Gulai nangka - young jackfruit cooked in coconut and chilli (from Padang Sumatra Barat)

Cumi masak hitam - squid

Pepes ikan mas - steamed wrapped ikan mas in banana leaf with turmeric and Indonesian herb

Beef rendang

Rawon - braised beef in kluwek broth, baby beansprout and salted egg (from Surabaya Jawa Timur)

Satay lilit bumbu bali - pan seared Balinese minced fish with lemon grass (from Bali)

Other than Indonesian cuisine, diners can still enjoy other cuisines such as Japanese, Western, Chinese, Indian and an array of mouthwatering desserts.





Cold appetizers

Fresh oysters


Desserts bar

Local desserts


Avocado puree

Creme caramel

Lemon meringue

Blueberry cupcakes with cream cheese topping

Sponge cakes

Chocolate fountain

Dining area

Intricate hanging pewter lights

Teh botol from Indonesia

Performance by Indonesian dancers

Melisa Putri Latar, Miss Tourism Indonesia 2011 and Ratna Mariana, Miss Tourism of Asia 2011 1st runner up. (Photo courtesy of MOKL)

Fashion show by designer Ms. Irna Mutiara

We also had some macarons from The Mandarin Cake Shop, thanks to Holger ;) Finally got to try the calamansi macaron. What a sweet end to our night.

Calamansi macaron - perfecto! Love the refreshing taste. 

To make the night even sweeter, Hubby was one of the lucky winner winning buffet dinner voucher for two at Mosaic and traditionally woven songket fabric. A lucky lady walked away with a pair of Business class tickets to Jakarta by Garuda Indonesia and 3D2N stay in Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. Hurrah, we'll be back at Mosaic again soon ;)

If you love Indonesian food, head over to Mosaic before the 24 March 2012.

Full set of photos available to view here.

Price: Lunch is priced at RM88++ per person while dinner is at RM108++ per person (Sunday to Thursday) and RM128++ per person (Friday and Saturday). 

Location: Mosaic, Lobby Level, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2179 8881

GPS Coordinates: 3.15568, 101.7120


  1. ok, based on photos above, the one that intrigues me the most the rawon (beef with salted egg? oooh!). the nasi tumpang also looks like it'd be fun to eat :D

    1. I've tried rawon once in a little eatery in Taman Desa - it's slightly different from the one here, but still nice. It's one of Hubby's favorite Indonesian dishes.

  2. My favorite thing would be the balinese nasi campur. hehe. :D

    1. I enjoyed the satay lilit bumbu bali and satay.And desserts!

  3. no no to all the spicy food
    yeah yeah to all the fattening sweet dessert >.<

    1. I started the buffet at the dessert counter LOL.

  4. Hee! You posted the macarons... too tempting not to. Fun hanging out with you again :-)

    1. Yes! Good things are meant to be shared ;) Was nice chatting to you too.

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    1. And I get to go back again to try all that lovely food again.;)

  6. definately a lot of choices there... I would love to try the Nasi Tumpang and that calamansi macaron!!

    Congrats on the win and you get to do the whole affair over again... :0)

    1. The macarons here are fab... they're not part of the buffet though. You have to try them!

  7. wow truly indonesian foodstuff :) Nasi Tumpang looks really unique there!

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    1. The presentation for the nasi tumpang is really nice. Have only eaten it in The Warung in KL prior to this.

  8. Doesn't it feel wrong eating Japanese or Indian food when there's so much authentic Indonesian stuff at the buffet? haha


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