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Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

I think they go until they run out of food. One time, after a mention in the New York Times, that started happening around 1:30 or 2:00, but usually it's mid-afternoon. I don't know any more than that.

I view these are religious events and give them priority in scheduling....

Aug 07, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

I spoke to 4 different people - one at the front desk in the consulate, one who leads a dance troupe that will be performing, a friend of some of the cooks, and the sound guy, and they all say it's the 22nd.

Also if you do a google search for KJRI NEW YORK AUG 22 you get a lot of hits, but KJRI NEW YORK AUG 23 doesn't return anything relevant at all. (KJRI = Konsulat Jenedral Republik Indonesia; spelling may be approximate)

So, I'm pretty sure it's the 22nd.

Aug 03, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Facebook page has it Sat., 8/22
https://www.facebook.com/IndonesianFo...
as do several people I've spoken with independently about this.

I'll call the consulate tomorrow and see what they say.

Aug 02, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Glad you'll be posting. I couldn't make it due to a family matter (a gabby relative on the phone - for 4 hours - and I thought it best to skip the bazaar in the interest of family harmony).

If there weren't one next week at the mosque, I might have slammed the phone down.

Incidentally, the bazaar in the street (68th, between 5th and Mad) on Aug 22, will be 12-5, and there will be a lot of other things beside food (performances, other merchandise for sale, long speeches), in celebration of Indonesian Independence Day.

Aug 02, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Oops - 8/22. I'll fix it in the other thread.

If you try to pin down how "rubbery," it just slithers away. It's more like jello than rubber.

Jul 27, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Uh - rubber time. I would guess the usual time, starting late-ish morning, but don't really know. Will ask.

Jul 27, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian bazaars, Masjid al-Hikmah, 2015

Hi - Aug 2 at City Blessing Church
Aug 9 at the Mosque
Aug 22 in front of the Indonesian Consulate

discussion here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1004...

edit: Aug 22 (which is right), corrected from Aug 23 (which is wrong)

Jul 27, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs
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Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Also, City Blessing Church is sponsoring a food bazaar in front of the Indonesian Consulate (5 E 68th St) on Aug 22 to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day (which is actually Aug 17 but the Indonesians have an expression that translates as "rubber time"). As usual, some of the same cooks ....

Jul 27, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Just got word that the Mosque bazaar will be Sun, Aug 9. So, it looks like we get 2 Sundays in a row.

Jul 24, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Some of the same cooks sell at both, so it's unlikely that there are going to be two that day. I'll ask a couple of the cooks I know, but might not get an authoritative answer until Sunday.

Jul 24, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

The City Blessing Church Facebook page is announcing a food bazaar for Sunday, Aug 2:

https://www.facebook.com/IndonesianFo...

I had a mosque bazaar penciled in for that date; don't know what to make of this.

<shrug>

Jul 23, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian bazaars, Masjid al-Hikmah, 2015

Unlikely, since it's still Ramadan (last day: July 17th).

Jul 09, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian bazaars, Masjid al-Hikmah, 2015

Thanks, Dave! Some of the dishes on the poster aren't usual at either City Blessing Church or the mosque - Nasi Uduk, which is a Jakartan specialty of coconut rice with your choice of chicken parts (I go for the various guts, myself). Soto Gobeng is a clear-broth soup (shallots, onions, lemon grass, lime leaf, galangal, etc) with beef tripe + intestine. Botok ayam = chicken (chopped, sometimes w/gizzard, mixed with coconut and spices) in banana leaf.

This looks fun!

Jun 24, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian bazaars, Masjid al-Hikmah, 2015

Yay - we get an opportunity to stock up.

Pro tip: Almost all of the things we think of as "main course" dishes that are sold pre-packaged in plastic containers can be frozen. In fact, a few of them are already frozen at the bazaar (e.g., the "gudheg" = young jackfruit w/hard-boiled egg in a sweet-ish dark sauce).

May 02, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

So, one of the cooks told me that the current thought is to have a bazaar at the City Blessing Church on the last Sat. of the month, as Peter Cuce reported, and another bazaar at the mosque, two weeks before that. She doesn't know whether this will actually happen, but that's what they're talking about, at least.

Apr 09, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Dunno - I'll be seeing some of the ladies tomorrow evening and can ask. They might not know either, though. I was a little disappointed in the one on Sunday, since they didn't have any Easter ham. I had specifically requested some, but they just laughed at me.

There's one on this Saturday, at the First Presbytarian Church of Forest Hills. FB posting: https://www.facebook.com/IndonesianFo... The one last year had some, but not a lot, of overlap with people from the mosque, and had some different kinds of Indonesian food as well (pork, for ex., and Chinese-influenced)

Apr 07, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Yay! I couldn't get to the City Blessing bazaar this weekend (Sat, right? Churches seem to be busy with other things on Sunday), so this will be good. I assume they won't be having any leavened bread.

Mar 30, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Thanks, Peter. Very good to hear about the Forest Hills bazaar. Maybe there's a critical mass of the thing forming?

Mar 10, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Whoa, great article and really, really nice pictures.

The turmeric drink, and the tamarind drink next to it, fall into the category of "jamu," which are herbal drinks. I like the taste of the tumeric, but you're only supposed to drink a little at a time, and it's supposed to be medicinal (and it might actually *be* medicinal, but that gets us off topic).

Unfortunately, I can't go to the March 28 food bazaar announced by Dave Cook, so please, somebody, toss a kind thought my way when snarfing down some sate or something.

According to a couple of the cooks, the talk now is of having a bazaar in the church when it's cold and at the mosque during warmer weather. But nobody knows what will eventually happen.

Mar 10, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Monthly would be awesome - religious wars, maybe? With a lot people cooking for both sides....

Mar 01, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Brief report: damn, it was cold walking from the subway. Not authentic Indonesian weather!

Place is much smaller than the mosque, not surprisingly (buildings are usually smaller than parking lots), and not so many vendors, but enough people thought it worth the trip that it was very crowded.

I think most people were getting takeout, although there were a fair number of things to eat there. The best saté seller from the mosque was there; her helpers were grilling outside and she did the final assembly inside. Temperature control was a bit of a problem here.

There was also an exemplary bakso (meatball soup, also containing noodles, some green vegetable thing, a couple of fried wontons, chicken bits, and a bunch of stuff to flavor). It was so good I ate the whole bowl before I remembered to take a picture, so please imagine a picture of an empty bowl.

There was also a table preparing gado-gado (steamed veggies w/peanut dressing, but the dressing was already prepared, in bulk, not like the mosque) and empek-empek (fish cake in thin sauce of vinegar and palm sugar), but I didn't try those. Unfortunately, the burbur ayam was finished by the time I asked about it, around 1:20 (breakfast or late-night snack food: thick rice gruel, thinned with highly tasty chicken broth and served with trimmings).

Got a bunch of takeout, though, so will be enjoying the stuff for a while: gudheg (young jackfruit + hard-boiled egg), pepes ikan (fish hiding in aluminum foil), cumi cabé (squid with hot green chilis that look like green beans; this is good for practical jokes), tapé ketan (fermented sticky rice; sweet and slightly alcoholic) udang pedes (ridiculously tasty spicy shrimp; also ridiculously messy to eat, since they're whole), hati ampela sambal goreng (spicy chicken guts).

There's a Thai grocery down 39th St (towards Roosevelt Ave) that sells the good kind of frozen coconut milk (from Thailand, ingredient: coconut milk. Not the Filipino kind which is thinned coconut cream). They also sell whole frozen waterbugs, which I think you grind up for a sauce, but I didn't ask. They were pretty big.

Feb 28, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

That's why God invented the F.

Feb 27, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs
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Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

Hi, everybody.

There's an (indoor!) Indonesian Food Bazaar on Sat., Feb. 28, at the

City Blessing Church
38-02 61st Street,
Woodside, NY 11377
Two Blocks from 7 train
off Woodside/61st St stop

The listed times are 12:00-5:00. Getting there early is always better than getting there late.

Feb 12, 2015
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs
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Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

I made it, too - have a stupid cold, so mostly ate soups (1 bowl of bakso = meatballs, 1 bowl of longtang lodeh = veggies in coconut milk with compressed rice cakes). Got a lot of takeout stuff, though. It was more takeout things than usual, I think, because of the weather.

As for recommendations - there's a lot of variation from bazaar to bazaar. One constant is the gado-gado stand in the back (veggies w/peanut dressing that they make up for each order). You can tell them if you want it spicy or not. In fact, the people there are very helpful in general, so if you don't like spicy things, just ask them for advice.

Oct 26, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

Agreed - I have an SMS query outstanding; will advise if I hear back. I'm going to trek out there tomorrow, anyway. Thanks to Dave for finding this!

Edit: Just got SMS-matic confirmation. Yay!

Oct 25, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

Hey - next one is Oct 12!! I just found out last night.

Oct 02, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

This is the first one at the mosque this year. I won't be able to be there, alas; would appreciate any reports.

MASJID AL-HIKMAH
48-01 31st Ave. (at 48th St.), Astoria

Would seriously recommend people get there by 12; it tends to get crowded after that.

Have fun, and toss a kind thought my way if it occurs to you.

Sep 17, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Next Indonesian Food Bazaar: Church not Mosque

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
Woodside

Directions here:
http://www.cityblessing.com/CBC/Home....

Remember that these things tend to run out of food, so getting there earlier is always a good idea.

Jun 15, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Next Indonesian Food Bazaar: Church not Mosque

Half news - there's supposed to be a not-at-the-mosque bazaar on June 21, but it's not at the mosque (same people as formerly at the mosque), and I don't know the location yet. Jackson Heights somewhere.

Jun 01, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs

Next Indonesian Food Bazaar: Church not Mosque

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.

May 18, 2014
geckoFeet in Outer Boroughs