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Swing by this Indonesian food festival designed to celebrate 75 years of the nation's independence
Indonesian cuisine, with its spice-packed, complex dishes, has become a stalwart of Sydney's dining scene. In particular, the suburbs of Kensignton and Randwick in the city's inner-east have become a hub for Indonesian and East Asian cuisine – Anzac Parade is packed full of cosy, no-nonsense eateries dishing up platefuls of satay, nasi goreng and gado gado. And on Saturday, September 26, you can even head to a food festival dedicated to the cuisine designed to celebrate the 75th year of Indonesia's independence.
Between 10am and 3pm, try foods from much-loved Sydney takeaway eateries like Sawah, Ayam Penyet Ria and Bite Cave, all around the area. They'll be dishing up street-food favourites like ayam penet, a fried chicken dish; martabak manis, a type of stuffed pancake; and sate ayam, or classic chicken satay. And don't think you'll have to skimp on the caffeine – Indonesian coffee roaster Kapal Api will be around serving up the roasted good stuff.
Satay Day is a celebration to launch the Crown Group's latest residential development nearby, known as Eastlakes Live. Catch a glimpse of some high profile guests, like His Excellency the ambassador of Indonesia Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo, consul general Heru Hartanto Subolo and Indonesia’s tourism minister Wishnutama Kusubandio. If the ayam penet's good enough for them, we think it'll be good enough for us.
Swing by Eastlakes Shopping Centre on Saturday, September 26 from 10am.