Monday, February 28, 2011

Culinary Tourism in Waroeng Semawis

Waroeng Semawis or so-called Semawis Market was originally a night market in Chinatown area , held a few days before Chinese New Year celebrations in 2004, following the opening of the Lunar New Year as the National Holiday. This market is an association of ideas Semawis Coffee (Semarang's Chinatown Community for Tourism). Semawis Market and Chinatown is the object of Semarang tourism is very important.
If you visit the Market Semawis ahead of Chinese New Year celebration, at various angles Chinatown area decorated with various kinds of ornaments such as lanterns or red banners everywhere. There was also a performing arts and Chinese culture such as classical opera, lion dance, wushu, potehi wayang (puppet show typical Chinese), calligraphy art, Feng Shui consultation, to the typical Chinese traditional medicine.

Beyond the celebration of Chinese New Year, Chinatown area remains an attractive place to visit. Unlike the initial implementation is where the location of the carnival starting from Wotgandul Road East, Gang Rear, New Gang, Gang Warung, Gambiran Gang, Gang Center, and Gang Besen, Semawis Market is now only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 18:00- 23:00 on Gang Warung . At that time there were hundreds of booths offering a variety of food. Type of food was not only limited to Semarang traditional food but also food that represent the Arab community, Pakistan and India.

Various typical servings at once an icon of culinary Semarang can be found here as â € œNasi Gudeg Mbok Sireng, Nasi Pindang and Soto Mrs.TRISA, Sate Mr. Kempleng, Chicken rice Karangturi, Babat Fried rice and Gongso Kenangan, etc. A variety of oriental dishes including satay Pig typical Chinatown Singapore all in Semawis Market. Other foods such as Java Bakmie, Nasi Goreng, Nasi Pecel, Rice Pela, various kebabs, seafood and soup adds food choices that can be sampled at Semawis Market .

Not only that, various drinks and snacks can also be found here as Wedang Ronde , Wedhang Peanut, various teas with various brands of tempo and not miss too doeloe Ice Conglik. Other snacks such as Serabi Kuah Typical Kalicari and Loenpia, pity to miss.

To start a culinary adventure it's good you have to be really empty stomach. Along the road there are hundreds of stalls and tents selling food that is ready for trial. culinary tour can be started with a dish of tea with doeloe tempo brand or try a light snacks such as Loenpia and dumplings. If you roll in, the event could be more festive dinner where each person ordered a different dish. So many varieties of dishes on offer, so just visit it once it's not enough.

Not only that, Semawis Market also opened a special tent "street karaoke" that can be followed by anyone, Generally participants are those who are fluent karaoke sing Mandarin songs and the older generation. Do not be surprised if you have to queue up to be mandapatkan turn. Rebound Mandarin songs this will be the perfect friend to eat at the Market event Semawis. Adding a unique atmosphere to eat in Chinatown.

When visiting Chinatown during the day did not appear any signs of the night market. But that does not mean you can not get around to see the remnants of the beauty of Chinatown that has a lot of pagoda . Each pagoda in Semarang's Chinatown area has its own uniqueness and historical value. Some of the pagoda, for example Tay Kak Sie temple in Gang Lombok. There is another pagoda Siu Hok Bio (1753) in East Wotgandul Road, Pagoda Liong Hok Bio in Gang Sidewalk, Pagoda Tek Hay Bio, Hoo Hok Bio (1792), Tong Pek Bio Pagoda, Pagoda Kong Tik Soe Gang Street Sidewalk, Pagoda Wie Wie Kiong and See Hoo Kiong Temple in Jalan Sebandaran I, and Pagoda Grajen.

So in addition to the night market that is filled with a variety of tempting snacks nan, the area is also rich with cultural heritage is also interesting to visit. To achieve Semawis Market is very easy, only it took less than 30 minutes from the Simpang Lima by car or motorbike.


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