Limited Edition Rendang Wagyu

The Indonesian Embassy hosts an exceptional culinary event in Paris

Wagyu beef, an exceptional meat for Rendang, the best dish in the world, exclusively at DJAKARTA BALI. The Parisian institution of Indonesian gastronomy had to welcome Chef William Wongso in its kitchens during his visit to Paris.

Chef William Wongso is an Indonesian chef and culinary consultant specializing in the cuisine of his country, as well as Asian and European cuisine. In 2001, the Minister of Agriculture named William Wongso Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite for his role in promoting French gastronomy in Indonesia and throughout the world.

The author of half a dozen cookery books translated into many languages, he is also a consultant to airlines such as Garuda for in-flight catering, as well as to major luxury hotel chains.

Djakarta Bali, created in 1985 by A.M. Hanafi, ex-Minister and ex-Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia exiled in Paris, following Suharto's coup d'état in 1965. Restaurant Djakarta Bali is the oldest and most authentic Indonesian restaurant in Paris. For the past 20 years, Nin Hanafi - who also presides over the Association de la Diaspora Indonésienne en France - has taken over from his father at the helm of the restaurant.

The Djakarta Bali has always welcomed great personalities from all walks of life, such as Serge Gainsbourg, Grace Jones, Tim Burton, Catherine Deneuve, Chantal Thomass, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, and of course... the famous and talented Indonesian singer Anggun.

An exceptional meeting

And to pay tribute to this standard of cuisine from the archipelago of 17.000 islands, Djakarta Bali, the oldest Indonesian restaurant in Paris, will be hosting an exceptional evening on Thursday October 17, 2019 from 7:30pm, during which chef William Wongso, will take control of the Parisian institution's stoves, to introduce the French to his signature dish: Rendang Wagyu, a modern version of this emblematic dish prepared with this exceptional beef from Kobe, which will be offered as part of a tasting menu.

A signature dish

Every year, CNN Travel, one of the world's most influential publications on tourism and gastronomy, compiles a ranking of the best recipes on the planet, based on a survey of its hundreds of thousands of readers.
For several years in a row, it's an Indonesian dish that's taken the crown: beef rendang.

Originally from Padang, a coastal town in West Sumatra, rendang is a dish prepared from beef, simmered very slowly and for a very long time in a heady sauce made from coconut milk and a spice paste composed mainly of chili, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and other spices.

This emblematic dish from the Minangkabau ethnic group has become one of the most popular in Indonesia, and even... with its Malaysian neighbors!

A limited-edition menu
from October 17 to November 17, 2019

This menu will be offered at €58 for 1 month to DJAKARTA BALI guests.

Rendang Wagyu Limited Edition" tasting menu

Soto ayam
Chicken soup with Indonesian herbs
Fried shrimp and vegetable roll
Sate ayam
Chicken skewers drizzled with soy and peanut sauce
Rendang Wagyu by Chef Wongso
Slowly simmered beef in a spicy sauce
Acar mentah
Salad with sweet and sour saucesauce
Mie hun
Vermicelli sautéed with soy
Indonesian shrimp crackers
Coconut roasted by us
Nasi putih
Fragrant white rice served in a banana leaf
Banana and jackfruit with caramelized coconut milk