Indonesian Seafood Tumpeng

In-PersonPortola, San Francisco


Medium (10-15 Guests)
seafood, indonesian, asian
Local, Organic
If you ever come to a ceremonial event in Indonesia, you may have seen this cone-shaped rice with side dishes and garnishes styled around it. This mountain-like rice is called Tumpeng. This is only served for formal events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and thanksgiving events, especially in Java and Bali. Being passed down from the ancestors, every single part of Tumpeng also has its own meanings. The mountain-like shape symbolizes the direction of the Gods and acts as the center of gratitude. To celebrate the Lunar NY, it's only fitting to welcome it with a celebration meal. Traditionally, Tumpeng consists of beef, chicken, vegetables, and seafood. But for tonight, I will focus on sustainable seafood. Serving: Family Style. Our table will have a big Tumpeng and side dishes to share. Note: Dinner will be hosted at my house in Portola District, SF.

Menu detail

Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)
A combination of Jasmine and sticky rice cooked in turmeric juice, coconut milk, seafood broth, local assorted seaweed and mushrooms. To enhance the flavor, I added bits of smoked fish.
Grilled Seafood
Small Plate
Grilled mussels and octopus. Served with sweet soy sauce and chopped Thai chilis.
Bay shrimp and potatoes sambal
Small Plate
Stir-fry bay shrimp and potatoes in spicy chili sauce.
Urap Salad
Vegetables mixed with seasoned and spiced grated coconut for dressing.
Wok tossed Ginger Crab
Dungeness crab stir fry in ginger, scallions & garlic. The photo above is king crab legs, but rejoice, it's currently Dungeness crab season!
Fish Curry
Curry from scratch. Fresh black cod/ snapper (depending on market availability).
Young Coconut Ice Cream
House-made young coconut ice cream served with seasonal fruit (persimmons, or oranges).

Indonesian Seafood Tumpeng

In-PersonPortola, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)