By KARRYON @karryontravel04 Aug 2017Where can you find the best food in the world? Well, according to a CNN survey, it’s in Indonesia. The delicious Rendang was ranked #1, followed by Nasi Goreng #2 and the Satay at #14. Indonesia’s flavourful and colourful cuisine will be front and centre at the inaugural ‘Taste of Indonesia’ Food Festival at Café Mix, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney from 4 to 12 August. Trade is invited to extend their customers’ travel experience with a pre or post holiday flavor burst. “Trade can value add to their customers’ Indonesian travel experience by helping them anticipate and then reminisce about their trip.” Miriam Tulevski, Visit Indonesia Tourism Office Country Manager Image: Wonderful Indonesia “Spicy, fragrant and colourful, an Indonesian meal, is a perfect way to create pre-holiday anticipation and excitement. “Customers who have already travelled to Indonesia can share memories and holidays food experiences with family and friends.” Dishes from across the archipelago will be included such as Beef Rendang, Udang Bumbu Bali (Spicy Balinese Prawns), Soto Ayam (chicken soup) and Gado-Gado. Image: Wonderful Indonesia “This flavour diversity could even tempt customers to explore undiscovered parts of Indonesia – like Lombok Island, Flores Island or Yogyakarta in Central Java,” Ms. Tulevksi adds. “Sydney-siders are sophisticated diners and already familiar with ‘Asian’ food. “However, with so few Indonesian restaurants in Sydney and most Australians only visiting Bali there are thousands of flavours and dishes that foodies won’t have experienced and won’t want to miss! “Almost 20 dishes from across the archipelago will be available at Taste of Indonesia” Food Festival. Come along and discover something new.” Image: Wonderful Indonesia Indonesian food is among the most varied in the world. The possibilities are infinite with over 17,000 islands, 350 ethnicities and among the world’s greatest variety of exotic spices, plants and marine life. Recent research undertaken by a leading Indonesian University suggests there are over 3,200 traditional Indonesian dishes. ‘Taste of Indonesia’ is available during the buffet lunch fro noon to 2:30 p.m. at $55 per person. The buffet dinner is available from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at $85 per person. For bookings, call (02) 9250 6000 or send an email to [email protected]. Taste of Indonesia is presented by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in partnership with Wonderful Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia. Will you attend this weekend’s Taste of Indonesia? Other stories you may like TRAVEL TIPS: 7 reasons your next trip to Indonesia needs to go beyond Bali MORE WAYS TO BALI: Who is offering new daily flights from Melbourne to Bali? Beyond Bali – Discover Indonesia’s other jewels aboard a tall ship!