See You Next Year UFF

This year’s Ubud Food Festival was wrapped up. We’re still giddy from the excitement, but we can’t wait to see you again next year!

In the last day of UFF 17, we had so much fun with all the speakers, chef, foodie lovers, and the events.


The morning saw Fernando Sindu shared about Indonesian breakfast dish. He made Karedok which is Sundanese raw vegetables in chunky baby galangal and peanut sauce and Lontong Sayur, a rice cake dish with veggies in light curry broth. Both menus were elevated, Nando put cashew instead peanut on the Karedok and using prawn and zucchini to the Lontong Sayur. It’s turns out a fancy Indonesian breakfast experience, and it is good!

Later in the day, at the Think, Talk, Taste stage: Our Feature is at Sea, the speakers talked about the serious issues of illegal fishing, regulation to the fishermen, and overfishing in some places.


As a real foodie, it must be heaven to be in current era where food business and creation racing to present the audience their best dishes. But, it also harder for serious food writer to rise above the rest. Jed Doble, Tzu-I Chuang Mullinax, and Fadly Rahman shared their piece of knowledge to understand food deeper and how to describe the food with the intention to make the reader droll.


Also in the same stage, a discussion came about how to handle social media for increasing followers and engagement for the restaurant. What have to do and avoided? Dade Akbar (@warteggourmet), Gede Eka Sutrisno (@foodinframebali), Bagus Honor Satria (@laskarkuliner) shared everything beyond sosial media.


At the Kitchen Stage, with his 15 years cooking experiences at Cambodia, the soft-spoken chef Joannes Riviere was showing one of his menu that he serves on his award winning restaurant Cuisine Wat Damnak: black sticky rice porridge, with scallop, glazed turnip, Tonkin jasmine and siem reap sausage.


At the Masterclass stage, Yuda Bustara (chef and also food stylist), Togi Panjaitan (commercial photographer), and Sally May Mills (food photographer and writer) shared their stories about their job in culinary scene.


The masterchef-style competition between Maurizio Bombini from Mandapa Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Tim Bartholomeuw from Hujan Locale and chef Made Lugra from Ubud’s Ayung Resort, went exciting as all chefs gave their best and put their fighting faces. The winner was chef Made Lugra, with his elevated Balinese style dish.

We still have a lot more to share with you about the festival. Make sure you keep following FoodieS!

So, see you next year Ubud Food Festival.

Written by FoodieS May 14, 2017.