Saturday, July 24, 2010

HOH WOK CLUB - Indomania, August 16

HOH WOK CLUB - INDOMANIA, August 16

My first HOH WOK CLUB gathering after a few year's hiatus was at Indomania for an intimate sit-down Rijsttafel, you can read about it here. It was such a huge success we are having a second one Monday, August 16.

Take a look at our Facebook pages for more photos from July 12 Feast, Jen's food shots were great, mine were a bit dark. Apologies, the photos from Aug.16 Feast are not worthy to post, I only had a little clip on light. Chef Ineke made more than 12-dishes, adding a delicious tender squid in curry coconut sauce, banana leaf corvina and cabbage wrapped meatballs.

Indomania hosted a fantastic dinner party at Miami River Wall and got videotaped by Fox Style File TV! I've also provided other reviews for Indomania and useful links, so do take a look.

Rijsttafel is a 'rice table' with lots of delectable dishes, full menu below. Chef Ineke created this special 12-dish Rijsttafel to give guests a little taste of Indonesia.
Example of Rijsttafel at Indomania

Growing up in Hong Kong, I remember my mom's Malaysian dishes which are very similar to those from Indonesia, so I am thrilled to find this charming restaurant in a low key part of Miami Beach.

After many visits to Miami, Chef Ineke and husband Pieter from Holland were finally able to realize their dream and open their own restaurant. They designed their restaurant as if it was their own dining room: small and cozy with intriguing Indonesian photographs on the walls and batik tablecloths.
Daughter, Isabel (an English teacher who lives in Holland
visits every year & helps out as well as enjoy some sun.

I think there's going to be a shrimp or fish dish and also noodles to replace one of the rice dishes, so be open to menu changes.

Please note: If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; don't like your meat cooked medium rare, or are pregnant: these gatherings are probably not for you.

Chef Ineke's 12-dish Rijsttafel Menu:

Great way to meet people, I'll introduce you, meet and mingle. So have a drink and yummy snacks. Just a warning, they're very addictive, so don't fill up, lots of food to come.

Krupuk: shrimp crackers
Shrimp wontons with sweet, chili dip
Emping with peanut sauce

Chicken satay on skewers
Salad with French beans, cabbage and beansprouts

SAMBAL GORENG TELOR: eggs in spiced sauce
BEEF RENDANG: braised beef in thick coconut/chilisauce
MALAYSIAN CHICKEN CURRY
Cabbage wrapped meatballs
Squid in coconut curry sauce
Banana Leaf wrapped corvina with kaffir lime leaves
SAYUR LODEH: mixed vegetables in coconut broth
ATJAR KETIMOEN: pickled vegetables
NASI PUTIH: steamed white rice
NASI GORENG: fried rice
SERUNDENG: fried coconut and peanuts
SAMBAL OELEK: spicy sauce

RUDJAK MANIS: fresh fruit of pineapple, apples, mangoes
SPEKKOEK WITH COCONUT ICE CREAM, spiced, layered cake.

RSVP & PREPAYMENT DETAILS:
Mandatory reservations and prepayment will be on a first come, first serve basis as seating is limited to the first 32 lucky guests. I believe there are already 13 taken, so you'd better hurry.

Call Indomania 305-535-6332 and mention HOH WOK CLUB, August 16: 7pm.
Leave your name and telephone number plus the number of guests in your group so they can call you back.
Plse provide your email so I can send out confirmations and any last minute details.
$32 total includes tax and tips.
There will be a Cash Bar.

PARKING:
Indomania is on 26th off Collins, on right going south.
FREE street parking after 6pm, open lot tween 26/27 in the middle of the block.
Make sure you do NOT park in residential areas or your car will be towed and very expensive to retrieve.

Look forward to seeing you there...

P.S. If anyone wants to make Beef Rendang or Indonesian food at home, Pepy has a wonderful blog with tons of recipes to help you. It's so much work, I'd rather just go to Indomania and enjoy it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

HOH WOK CLUB - INDOMANIA, July 12



HOH WOK CLUB - INDOMANIA July 12, 2010

My first HOH WOK CLUB gathering in 2010 after a few year's hiatus was at Indomania for an intimate sit-down Rijsttafel, Monday July 12. It was a huge success, so much so we are having a second one for those who couldn't get in. Hope to see you then, details below.

We had a very interesting group with entertainment attorneys, numerous wine enthusiasts, the South Florida Foodies
(I am honored to be a member of, it is by invitation only, not sure you can even see their Facebook page if you're not a member), a judge, NPR, PR, travel writer, even a VIP, Jon Secada who came with a group of 9. We received wonderful feedback the next day to say how much everyone enjoyed it. Food is only a part of it, the company is what makes sharing the food so much more delightful.
Indomania owners: Isabel flanked by parents, Pieter an Chef Ineke

Rijsttafel is a 'rice table' with lots of delectable dishes, full menu below. Chef Ineke created a special 12-dish Rijsttafel to give guests a little taste of Indonesia, see menu below.

Growing up in Hong Kong, I remember my mom's Malaysian dishes which are very similar to those from Indonesia, so I am thrilled to find this charming restaurant in a low key part of Miami Beach.

After many visits to Miami, Chef Ineke and husband Pieter from Holland were finally able to realize their dream and open their own restaurant. They designed their restaurant as if it was their own dining room: small and cozy with intriguing Indonesian photographs on the walls and batik tablecloths.

Chef Ineke's 12-dish Rijsttafel Menu:

Snacks with drinks
Kropok: shrimp crackers

Shrimp wontons with sweet, chili dip

Emping with peanut sauce

Appetizer:
Gado Gado, salad with tofu, french beans, egg, beansprouts
and cabbage with a peanut/coconut dressing
Sateh Ayam, skewer with grilled chicken

Beef Semor: braised beef in a sweet soy sauce
Ayam bumbu Bali: Balinese spiced chicken
Babi Medan: slow cooked porc with ginger, lime leaves and lemon grass
Atjar Tjampoer: sweet and sour pickled vegetables

Sayur Lodeh: mixed vegetables in a coconut broth

Gulay Telor: curried eggs

Toasted coconut and peanuts (sprinkle on everything)
Noodles

Nasi Kuning: yellow rice steamed with lemon grass and galanga
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Rudjak: Indonesian fruit salad
Black rice pudding with coconut milk

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Is this how it looks when foodies go out to eat? 5 cameras snapping:
Jen's food shots were great, mine were a bit dark.
Take a look at our Facebook pages for more photos.

Indomania hosted a fantastic dinner party on Miami River Wall and got videotaped by Fox Style File TV!

NEXT EVENT: Indomania, August 16

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HOH WOK CLUB


About HOH WOK CLUB:
HOH WOK CLUB is a celebration of Asian culture and cuisine and a way for cooking students and I (Eleanor Hoh aka Wok Star) to socialize outside of my cooking classes and marketing my indispensable Wok Star Kit for fast, fun and flavorful dinners at home.

Dim Sum at Mr. Chu's, South Beach

After a few years hiatus, I have resurrected my HOH WOK CLUB gatherings. I'm thrilled to introduce numerous new restaurants focusing on modern Asian eats. I like supporting small restaurants that serve good food and have a nice ambience. For me, eating out has to be a complete experience and in Miami, unfortunately, not many Asian eateries have both. As a foodie friend, Joan says, 'it's like you're giving your 'seal of approval.'

These gatherings are also open to anyone who enjoys meeting people and exploring new flavors. Of course, students and subscribers to my newsletter get first dibs. Many who've attended have gone back to these restaurants to try other dishes and told friends about them, so win win for everyone.
Karma Restaurant, Coral Gables

My aim is to create a tasting sampler at a great value. It's an excellent way to be introduced to what the restaurant has to offer and gives the chef an opportunity to talk about his/her style of cooking (unless they're shy of course, then I have to help them.) Starting off with a meet and mingle, drinks and snacks, then get down to the eats. There'll also be giveaways for lucky raffle winners.

I hope to have these gatherings on a regular basis, well, depending of course with how many restaurants there are. It seems they close and open so quickly, so we have to be vigilant and act quickly.

If you want to be notified of future HOH WOK CLUB gatherings and other Asian related news, the best way is to subscribe to my newsletter from my website (not the same as this blog).

I'll be posting some past HOH WOK CLUB gatherings soon.

Please note: If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; don't like your meat cooked medium rare, or are pregnant: these gatherings are probably not for you.

NEXT HOH WOK CLUB, click here for details:
Indomania, Monday August 16
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