"Indonesian culinary promotion is going to be developed in the Netherlands and we plan to make the country as our hub of promotion to other European countries," she said.
According to Retno, culinary promotion was not only considered as an effort to exchange culture between Indonesia and the Netherlands but also a way to improve Indonesian people`s economy.
Before, several Indonesian Embassies in countries such as Russia and Dubai had conducted Indonesian culinary promotion events.
In Dubai, the culinary promotion is held in Toshi Restaurant, Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, inviting wife of foreign ambassadors, senior officials and foreign entrepreneurs in the country.
Among the menu served in the event are Gado-Gado (Indonesian sald), Tongseng Kambing (fried lamb in soya sauce), Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Mie Goreng (fried noddle).
While in Moscow, Indonesian Embassy there and the Russia`s Gastronomic Association hold a garden party presenting traditional chili mix culinary from North Sulawesi province called Sambal Dabu-Dabu. (*)