Loving the Indonesian cuisine and would love to feature the local delicacies in your Bali event? Whether you’re going to have a corporate event or a wedding, picking Indonesian food for your event in the country is always a good choice. But Indonesian food is highly varied and diverse. So when you say Indonesian food if you’re in Indonesia, you have to be more specific before you contact your Bali catering services. Is it Balinese food? Is it cuisines from Padang? Before you approach your favorite catering services here are some things to note.
Bali catering services: identifying your needs and wants
If you claim to love Indonesian food enough to let your family and friends, or even your colleague experience the amazing delicacies together with you in your event, then you must have known where some of your favorite dishes come from. Before you actually look for a reputable Bali catering services to cater to your events, here are some of the basic things you need to do:
- Know the name of your dish. Duh. But, seriously. Do you love the beef rendang? Or have you gotten addicted to the yellow spices used in ayam betutu dish? Identify some of the main dishes you’d like to have.
- Where do these dishes come from? If you know that most of the dishes you want come from one area of Indonesia, then it makes more sense to hire a catering services in Bali that specialize in that cuisine, instead of the more general Indonesian food—because at this point, it feels more like an umbrella term. If you want Minangkabau food (ie. the famous Rumah Makan Padang) then hire a specialized Padang cuisine caterer.
Have a rice table “Rijsttafel” for a versatile event
The Rijsttafel is a meal from Dutch, that, you can already guess, inspired from Indonesian food—the Minang food to be precise. Literally meant “Rice Table”, there are numerous servings of dishes in small portions—it is not rare to have forty of dishes in one table—along with servings of rice as well. The rice itself can have many variations as well, from the celebratory nasi kuning (yellow/turmeric rice), red rice, and of course, the classic white rice. Having your Bali catering services serve a Rice Table meal format is another way to have a fun and engaging meal over a boisterous conversation.
Some things to note about food and people in Indonesia
Food is a highly social event for the Indonesian people. They love to talk over a big, hearty meal, as well as over finger food as well as tea and biscuits. If you want to impress your local friends, have your catering set up everything in the way that allows for the best way to allow for a nice conversation. You can also set up an endless stream of small servings of food that your guests can access any time. The best catering in Bali would have a number of options and talk it out with you to work things out so that you can achieve the vision of your event.
If you’re inviting a lot of Indonesian local guests, whether it’s from your side or your spouse, do take note that a majority of Indonesians are Muslim. But don’t worry, it’s not difficult at all to get Balinese cuisine that serve all halal food, all you have to do is find a suitable catering for it, so do your research well.