Next Indonesian Food Bazaar: Church not Mosque
Hey, everybody, the next Indonesian Food Bazaar that I know of will be this Sat., May 17th, in the auditorium of the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, 70-35 112th St., Forest Hills (duh) NY.
The flyer says it's "organized by Indonesian Foodie & Goodie NYC."
It also says: "E, F, M, R, train to 71st Ave - Continental. Use north exits to Queens Blvd. Walk 2 blocks north along 71st Ave.
It also says 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm, but they may run out of food earlier than that.
It also says:
- Foodie and Goodie Home Cooks: rice platters with iconic Indonesian dishes and made-to-order specialities [sic]
- Nina Mae Kitchen: a variety of kue basah (traditional fresh munchies)
- Bilbingka-esk [?]: Filipino treats & dessert
- Burmese Home Cooks
It also says:
All proceeds from this event will go to Ranah Orphanage in Lampung, Indonesia.
That's all that it says.
There was a cooking class at the Indonesian Consulate last Saturday, (I didn't go to that, but to a music rehearsal afterward), and they had a large printed banner hung up; photo attached.
I asked about the wording, and a couple of people there thought for a few seconds and then said that it makes more sense in Indonesian. They suggested that it might have been a computer translation.
I would not encourage Indonesian food lovers to take this event for granted, counting on the Masjid Al-Hikmah monthly food bazaar's this summer. I stopped in back of there recently and spoke someone who says they're not expecting those to happen this year. If anyone has other information, I know many of us would be interested in hearing it.
Meanwhile, this event in Forest Hills sounds great.
Hi, one of the ladies who usually cooks for the mosque bazaar just told me that she thinks there will be the first one of the season on June 1, but she's not sure. (And she won't be available on June 1, so she might not have been paying much attention.)
I also asked one of the people who used to run it, but he's been busy with other things and isn't involved with it, or the mosque, the way he used to be.
I'll ask other people and report back if I find anything useful.
Here's a bit more info (via an email I received from the event organizer) re: what will be available on Saturday at the bazaar:
"For the Burmese menu, the cook informed us that she'll make Noodle Salad, Preserved Mango Salad & Ginger salad.
As for Indonesian menu, our team will have Lontong Sayur-rice cube with green papaya & chayote curry with choice of chicken or tofu, Tekwan-Minced fishball soup from Palembang, Nasi Rames-rice platter with choice of 3 items, Soto Ayam-Indonesian chicken soup with lemongrass, ginger & other spices, Nasi Lengko-vegetarian rice platter with tofu, tempeh, beansprout, peanut & soy sauce, Nasi Goreng Babat-beef tripe fried rice.
We will have more items, but we'd like to surprise the people because we use exotic ingredients such as torch ginger flower, keluwak nut, sator bean & blue pea flower. I promise the cooking on site will be interesting too.
Our guest vendor: Nina Mae Kitchen will have assorted Kue Basah-traditional Indonesian munchies. ...A lot of her munchies are unique & not every vendor in New York makes them.
Another vendor: Dapurnya The Tio, she's a regular at the mosque bazaar, but she will have Balado Jengkol-Dognut with chili & spices."
Yeah, we were there about 45 minutes before you and *just* missed the tripe fried rice, and by the time we left, a lot more of the food was running out
The vendors had signs up indicating where the food came from, or was typical, which was a nice feature. This was a much smaller deal than the mosque bazaar, though, and had a much greater proportion of non-Indonesians.
Via a friend of a friend, the attached flyer promotes an Indonesian bazaar on June 21, 2014, at a church in Woodside. Though the listed hours are 1:00-9:00, apparently food will be served only till about 5:00. My friend couldn't say what food would be available, or in what variety. geckoFeet, can you confirm that this is the bazaar you'd heard of, and that at least some of the familiar folks from Masjid al-Hikmah will be serving food at City Blessing Church?
Yup, that's what I heard. I mentioned this in a message that I can't find now, so maybe it disappeared. Sorry!
A couple of the ladies that cook for the mosque said that at least some of the mosque people will be there (although the ladies who told me that won't be there themselves; they have another event, as do I, so I won't be there either - would appreciate any reports). I think there's also a fashion show or something like that scheduled, which might be funny or tragic, but I have no eye for that sort of thing. The batiks should be pretty, at least.
City Blessing Church
38-2 61st St
Remember that these things tend to run out of food, so getting there earlier is always a good idea.
Siiiigggghh. Sorry that the Mosque doesn't seem to be bazaaring this year, but hope they have another Jackson Heights event. Am missing Tuti's satay incredibly!!