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29 December 2012

Javanese Wedding

Resepsi Pernikahan Jawa


ITS - Robotic Center as a wedding venue

Beberapa bulan yang lalu, teman kuliah arsitek saya di ITS (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November), Surabaya, melangsungkan pernikahannya. Karena civitas ITS, maka cocoklah kalau dipakai gedung Robotika ITS yang mentereng ini

A few months back, a dear friend who was learning architecture at ITS (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November; a university in Surabaya), held a wedding party. For the venue, they used the ITS Robotic Building 
The Happy Family

Keluarga yang berbahagia saat itu berasal dari Suku Jawa, bisa dilihat dari pakaian adatnya yang menarik, termasuk penggunaan blangkon  dan kebaya.

The happy couple was a Javanese descendent, which we can see from the elaborate and beautiful traditional Javanese outfit, including Kebaya and blangkon.
Blangkon is the man headpiece, whereas Kebaya is the woman dress, which you can see in this wikipedia description :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blangkon
A blangkon or belangkon (Indonesian) is a traditional Javanese headdress worn by men and made of batik fabric. There are 4 different types of blangkons according to their shapes and origins: Ngayogyakarta blangkons, Surakarta blangkons, Kedu blangkons, and Banyumasan blangkons.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebaya
A Kebaya is a traditional blouse-dress combination that originates from Indonesia and worn by women in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma, Singapore, southern Thailand. It is sometimes made from sheer material such as silk, thin cotton or semi-transparent nylon or polyester, adorned with brocade or floral pattern embroidery. Kebaya usually worn with a sarong or batik kain panjang, or other traditional woven garment such as ikat, songket with a colorful motif.
The kebaya is the national costume of Indonesia, although it is more accurately endemic to the Javanese, Sundanese and Balinese[1] peoples.


Javanese Wedding - Nasi Liwet Station


Karena salah astu tema blog ini adalah makanan, saya ingin membagikan beberapa foto menu makanan yang disediakan di pesta pernikahan ini.
Kebiasaan dari teman suku Jawa ialah mengadakan pesta dengan makanan prasmanan yang biasanya disediakan oleh katering, dan tempatnya menggunakan gedung besar seperti gedung robotika ini, atau kadang balai wanita, selain gedung di ITS dan Airlangga, dua universitas terkemuka di Surabaya, biasanya sering juga digunakan gedung angkatan laut di daerah Tanjung Perak untuk wedding venue.



Sedangkan makanannya sendiri biasanya pilihan makanan tradisional, dan kadang ada pula makanan bertema internasional. Untuk yang di pesta teman saya ini, semua hidangannya Indonesia, amat menarik dan kental nuansa tradisional.


Because one of the main theme of my blog is food, I want to share the dishes they served in this particular wedding.
A custom of my Javanese descendent friends, is they usually serves buffet, which is provided by a caterer, and for the venue, usually a very large building is rented, and usually the venue doesn't provide food catering, so they would have to find a caterer themselves. Apart from buildings in ITS and Airlangga, two universities which is quite prominent in Surabaya, another popular spot is the naval building, in Tanjung Perak area (Surabaya's port).


For the food they usually serve mainly Indonesian food, sometime an international themed menu are also provided. For this particular wedding, they serve all Indonesian food, which was very interesting and adding a flair of ethnic ambiance.



Nasi Liwet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_liwet

Nasi liwet is a kind of food from Solo, Central Java. Rice is usually cooked in water, but nasi liwet is rice cooked in coconut milk and chicken broth, thus give the rice rich and succulent taste. This is a traditional Javanese way of cooking, from the past until now. In the past, the pan used for cooking was made of clay. The taste will be more delightful if it is cooked on a wood fire, but different regions have different ways of preparing it. Nasi liwet is usually served together with opor ayam (chicken in a mild white coconut milk based sauce), telur pindang (eggs boiled slowly with spices), and labu siam (chayote/choko) as the vegetable. Traditionally, it is served on a banana leaf or teakwood leaf. Frequently, people prefer teakwood leaves to plates, because of the fragrance of the leaf. It is believed that the fragrance will increase one's appetite. Nasi liwet complements (side dishes) always consist of coconut milk.
In Solo, it is usually eaten for breakfast, but also for lunch. In Keprabon district, nasi liwet is only served at nighttime.

Javanese Wedding - Nasi Pecel station

Nasi Pecel
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_pecel

Nasi pecel is a Javanese rice dish served with pecel (cooked vegetables and peanut sauce).[1] The vegetables are usually kangkung or water spinach, long beans, cassava leaves, papaya leaves, and in East Java often used kembang turi. It tastes best when eaten with fried tempeh and traditional cracker called peyek. It is popular in East and Central Java.


Javanese Wedding food catering

Javanese Wedding Dish

Indonesian - Javanese Wedding - Rujak

Nasi Jagung

http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_jagung

Nasi jagung (Nasek empog) adalah variasi nasi khas bagi masyarakat Madura. Nasi ini terdiri dari nasi putih yang dicampur dengan biji jagung yang telah dimasak bersama dengan nasi tersebut. Nasi jagung sama dengan nasi putih biasa dimakan dengan lauk-pauk lainnya.

Nasi Jagung is a variation of rice for the Maduranese. This rice dish consists of regular white rice, mixed with corn which is cooked together with the rice. Nasi Jagung / Corn Rice are usually eaten with other dishes.

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