10 Foods to try in Qatar-Indonesia International Food Festival 2023

10 Foods to try in Qatar-Indonesia International Food Festival 2023

Last Updated on March 21, 2023

Qatar International Food Festival is an annual event that showcases the best cuisines from around the world. This year, the guest of honour of Years of Culture is Indonesia and it is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to experience the flavors and diversity of Indonesian street food and culture. The event is held in Lusail Boulevardr from the 11th to the 21st of March 2023 and will attract food enthusiasts from all over the world. Entrance is free but registration is requited. You can register and find more information about the International Food Festival in the official website.

In this article, we will explore 10 foods you can try at the Qatar-Indonesia International Food Festival 2023:

Nasi Goreng


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This classic Indonesian dish is a fried rice dish that is usually served with chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and a fried egg on top. It is often eaten for breakfast or lunch and is a staple dish in Indonesia. The dish is flavorful and spicy, and it’s a great way to start the day.


Satay is another popular Indonesian dish that is a favorite at the festival. It is made with grilled meat (chicken, beef, or lamb) that has been marinated in a special sauce. The meat is served on skewers and is often accompanied by peanut sauce and rice cakes.


Gado-Gado is a healthy and delicious Indonesian salad that is perfect for vegetarians. It is made with a variety of fresh vegetables, such as cabbage, cucumber, bean sprouts, and carrots, and is topped with a peanut sauce.


Rendang is a spicy Indonesian beef dish that is slow-cooked in coconut milk and spices. It is a complex dish with a variety of flavors and is often considered one of the best Indonesian dishes.

Soto Ayam

Soto Ayam is a traditional Indonesian chicken soup that is made with turmeric and lemongrass. It is a flavorful and warming dish that is perfect for a cool evening at the festival.

Sate Padang

Sate Padang is a variation of Satay that is unique to the Padang region of Indonesia. It is made with beef and is served with a spicy sauce made from chili peppers and vinegar.


Martabak is a sweet or savory Indonesian pancake that is perfect for dessert or as a snack. The sweet version is often filled with chocolate or cheese, while the savory version is filled with vegetables or meat.



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Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian soybean product that is high in protein and is often used as a meat substitute. It can be fried, grilled, or used in a variety of dishes.

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Bakso is an Indonesian meatball soup that is made with beef, chicken, or fish. It is often served with noodles and vegetables and is a popular street food in Indonesia.

Machboos Laham

Machboos Laham is a Qatari version of Machboos that is made with lamb instead of chicken. The lamb is cooked with a mixture of spices and served over spiced rice. The dish is flavored with a mixture of cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon, which give it a rich and delicious taste.

About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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One comment

  1. wow.. Yummy Yummy.
    I am a desperate lover of Machboos.
    I will try that definitely. Thank you for such a great piece of information.

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