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What Foodies Eat: Hans Lango

What Foodies Eat: Hans Lango

Auli Cinantya
29 July 2023


Hans Lango shares his culinary adventures and inspires others to embrace the joy of cooking and exploration.


Meet Hans Berly Lango, a highly skilled and professional communicator with extensive emceeing experience. Also known as Hans Lango, he has masterfully hosted numerous events with finesse and charm. As a news anchor at SEA Today, Indonesia’s premier state-owned English news channel, Hans revels in the opportunity to engage with influential figures in the country and exchange views and perspectives with global officials and experts. 

Beyond his broadcasting career, Hans is a passionate TV Host and presenter who loves cooking. His Instagram features delightful cooking videos that evoke fond memories of his past travels alongside captivating travel content. 

Hi! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your day-to-day activities.
Hi! I’m Hans Lango, a news anchor at SEA Today, Indonesia’s first state-owned English news channel. I love being one because I get to meet a lot of influential figures in the country and exchange views and perspectives with global officials and experts.

What is your favorite type of cuisine? 
I like complex food in terms of flavor and texture. South East Asian cuisine should be it.

What is your favorite food? 
Soto Padang.

Please tell us about your recent memorable food trips.
I went to Turkey on a birthday trip and had the best experience exploring all sorts of spices, herbs, flowers, and teas at Spice Bazaar in Istanbul. Turkish cuisine is also very diverse, with each region having its own cuisine. I was overwhelmed by their wide range of food, from appetizers, stews, grills, bread, rice, snacks, and dessert.

What usually draws your attention to a place to eat?
Choices of menu

What is the most unforgettable food experience you have had? 
During my trip to India, my senses were thoroughly stimulated by the enticing aroma, delightful taste, captivating visuals, presentation, and delightful texture of the food. The spices used in the dishes were simply amazing.

What is the most unique or unusual dish you have ever tried, and where did you taste it? 
I could only say the Fried Cricket and Grasshopper in Yogyakarta.

What is your favorite street food, and where do you usually eat it? 
Rujak! One of my favorites is Rujak Bang Sultan in front of Grand Indonesia Mall.

Is there any food you can eat every day without getting bored? 
My Mom’s Ayam Balado

Where do you usually hang out with friends or go for special occasions with family? 
My family loves to go to Dapur Babah Elite & Tao Bar for special occasions. Great food and place.

What are your favorite local dishes, and where do you usually go to eat them? 
I can’t say no to Bakmi, and Bakmi Cong Sim is my go-to.

Where are your top three dining places that are always on your favorite list? And which food do you recommend getting at those places? 
Among my top three dining places that are always on my favorite list, I highly recommend visiting Patty and Sons for their delectable combo of Wet-Aged Black Angus NY Striploin, Truffle Mac and Cheese, and Creamy Spinach. Another must-visit is Remboelan, where Nasi Bakar Se’i Sapi Cabe Ijo is always a hit with its rich and flavorful taste. Lastly, it’s Osteria, and make sure not to skip out on their Eggplant Parmigiana. 

As a TV Host and presenter passionate about cooking, what inspired you to start sharing your cooking videos on Instagram? 
Like music, food also has the ability to evoke memories of the past as it tantalizes the taste buds. I enjoy bringing home recipes from my travels, allowing me to revisit those places through food, and I’d love to share these culinary experiences with others.

What was the most fun/memorable food that you re-created from your travel? 
As I mentioned, I’m a sucker for Bakmi, so recreating Dan Dan Noodle and Hong Kong milk tea holds a special place in my heart.

Among all the countries you’ve traveled to, which one has inspired you the most regarding its food and street food? 
India. Period.

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