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The sweet and savoury flavours of Indonesia at the Mullum Farmers Market

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It may not be possible to travel to Indonesia right now, but on Friday mornings at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market your tastebuds can take a trip there.

Each week Rini Martinings and her partner Iwan serve up a flavour-packed selection of Indonesian street food at Warung Sedap, (roughly translated to ‘cafe with delicious food’). 

The popular stall, formerly known as the Indonesian Kitchen, has been a part of the market since the very early days and has a huge following of regular customers.

Inspired by the food of East Java, where Rini was born, the menu features a range of quick tasty snacks like chicken kebabs with satay sauce, mie goreng (fried noodle), nasi goreng (fried rice), spring rolls, veggie or fresh corn fritters and samosas, all served with home-made sweet chilli sauce or sambal. 

For something more substantial, there’s Rini’s famous traditional beef rendang curry, created with an authentic home-made curry paste. 

There’s also the hearty Indonesian brekkie – an omelette stuffed with veggies, and served with fried rice and fresh salad, which Rini and Iwan introduced to the menu earlier this year.

‘It’s something we’d make in Indonesia if we were going to be working in the rice fields,’ said Iwan, ‘It will fill you up all day.’

For the sweet tooth, there are lepet (a delicious gluten-free Indonesian sweet made with sticky rice, local lady finger bananas, sugar, shredded coconut and coconut cream, and then wrapped in an organic banana leaf), or onde-onde (a fried sesame ball filled with sweet mung bean paste). 

Almost everything is made from scratch, and veggies are sourced fresh from the market. Iwan says he and Rini often exchange their food for fresh produce from the farmers at the market.

‘They come and get some food from us and then they give us veggies in return,’ said Iwan.

‘That’s what we do in the market.’

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