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Indonesian Bazaar at Masjid Al-Hikmah

"The food is authentic; the vendors mostly sell the food at their home or [by] special order only," wrote the Eating In Translation fan who first sent me news of this bazaar, held several times during the summer outside Astoria's Al-Hikmah mosque. Though the food varies from month to month, the
coverage on my website will give you some idea of what to expect. We'll be meeting at the bazaar (specifically, in the small parking lot behind it) in the morning, partly to beat the heat and the crowds, and partly because at 1:00 p.m. I plan to head to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a look at the immense Colombian Independence Festival. Anyone interested would be welcome to join me; others may prefer to arrive later, and linger in Astoria. This will be an informal event, so you're welcome to show or no-show, and come and go, as you please. However, I appreciate the courtesy of your up-to-date RSVP so I know who to look for (if you've added a recognizable photo to your Meetup profile, that is). The 46th street station on the R train is very close; coming from Manhattan, ride in the front car (or from Queens, the rear car), and when you take the nearest exit you'll surface at 48th St. Keep the sun at your back, walk five minutes north to 31st Ave., and you're there. Hope to see you at the bazaar!

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  • UNCLE A.

    The wonderful Indonesian organizers, vendors, native and diverse participants made this Sunday, 7/19/09 fantastic. There is a modest Indonesian-Malay Meetup Group in NYC @ http://indonesian.meetup.com/62/

    July 22, 2009

  • UNCLE A.

    The next Indonesian Food Bazaar Festival will be on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Kindly mark it in your calendar and agenda. -Terima kasih! (Thank you!) http://indonesian.meetup.com/62/

    July 22, 2009

  • Leila

    Truly a unique food experience. The vendors and people, extremely friendly and obviously proud of the food. Tried the gado-gado just to see the women hand grind to order the spicy paste (a bit too sweet, but great "burn' from the spice and yummy), addictive vegetable fritters (Bawa?), tasty sates, subtle but really nice chicken/rice wrapped in banana leaves (Lemel?) -- wish I could have tried everything! Thanks Dave!

    July 20, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The food was delicious, we had no problems finding seating together in the shade.
    This is a wounderful monthly charity event

    July 20, 2009

  • Tony C.

    Interesting and fun choice. Dave did a great job. The combination of an Indonesian mosque food bazaar and the Colombian Independence Celebration in Flushing Meadow Park made for a varied and great Sunday. Thanks Dave!

    July 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a opportunity to discover Indonesian food. Meals were only written in Indonesian, it was difficult to find out what it is.

    July 19, 2009

  • Wai-Leng

    It was really excited to see all these food. We had a great time and thank you for showing us the way.

    July 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was good to see meetupers. it would seem indonesian food tends to be a bit sweeter than we like. nonetheless, it was a good experience.

    July 19, 2009

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