The Philadelphia Folklore Project’s Liwetan-In-A-Box is heading back to your door! We invite community members to support Philadelphia’s unique folk cultural life, immigrant communities, and informal economies through a one-of-a-kind, delicious cultural experience that can be enjoyed safely from home.
Liwetan-In-A-Box is a takeout version of the Folklore Project’s iconic Liwetan Feast dinners. Each boxed dinner serves 2-3 people and includes contactless delivery. Chicken & Fish or Vegetarian options are available, and each box comes in a PFP custom reusable shopping bag with reheating instructions and a fun menu magnet. All proceeds will support PFP’s work, harnessing traditional arts and community-based knowledge in service of social change, as well as Indonesian community vendors who regularly partner with the organization and are suffering a loss of income due to COVID-19.
About The Liwetan Feast
Liwetan is a tradition from East Java, Indonesia, which serves to mark special rituals and rites of passage. Typically, friends and families gather to enjoy a selection of dishes served on banana leaves, which enhances the aroma and aesthetic of the food. The public is invited to experience this communal feast from home while learning more about Indonesian traditions through food that will be provided by local caterer, Pecel Ndeso.
We will also be offering traditional Indonesian holiday cookies of Pineapple (Nastar) and Cheese (Kaastengel). Each Holiday Edition box comes with approximately 50 cookies (mixed selection).
Pineapple tart or nanas tart is a small, bite-size pastry filled or topped with pineapple jam, commonly found throughout different parts of Southeast Asia such as Indonesia (kue nastar).
Ingredients: Pineapple, Flour, Butter, Sugar, Eggs, Milk
Kaastengel or kue keju is a Dutch influenced-Indonesian cheese cookie in the form of a stick, commonly found in the Netherlands and Indonesia. The name describes its ingredients, shape and origin; kaas is the Dutch word for “cheese,” while stengels means “sticks.” Unlike most cookies, kastengels taste savoury and salty instead of sweet.
Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Cheese, Corn Starch, Eggs, Milk
***This cookie is entirely sugar free.
Cookies are provided by local bakery, Z’s Kitchen.