Pudjasera May 2023: A Spectacular Return with Unforgettable Flavors and Community Spirit!

Pudjasera May 2023: A Spectacular Return with Unforgettable Flavors and Community Spirit!

May 13 marked the highly anticipated return of Pudjasera, the beloved Indonesian food bazaar and community gathering in Vancouver, BC. The event exceeded all expectations, attracting a fantastic crowd of more than 85 enthusiastic guests.

A special thanks to the Indonesian Consulate General for supporting our event. Their unwavering commitment to promoting Indonesian culture and fostering community connections has played a vital role in the event's triumph.

We would also like to sincerely thank our esteemed food vendors: Peranakan Kitchen, Neng's Kitchen, Blueridge Treats, NH Nizar Taftazani, and Ambar Catering Java Food. Their culinary expertise and delectable offerings added a delightful array of flavors to Pudjasera, leaving everyone craving for more.

In a delightful addition to the event, Pudjasera welcomed a distinguished guest speaker from Visi8, a prominent media and entertainment Intellectual Property (IP) development company. With their expertise in transforming stories into various media platforms such as comic books, live-action movies, animated movies, and immersive experiences like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Visi8 captivated the audience. Their collaboration with notable Japanese clients such as Netflix, Disney+, Warner Brothers, and Tojo Studio has firmly established them as leaders in their field.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the guests who graced Pudjasera with their presence, creating an atmosphere of warmth, togetherness, and cultural celebration. Your enthusiasm and support are the driving forces behind the success of this event, and we are immensely grateful for your participation.

With the overwhelming response, we are thrilled to announce that Pudjasera will host more events throughout the year. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the best of Indonesian cuisine and the vibrant spirit of community gatherings. Join us as we embark on this exciting culinary journey, celebrating the rich tapestry of flavors, traditions, and connections that Pudjasera has come to represent.

Pudjasera is not just a food bazaar; it is a testament to the power of food in uniting people and fostering cultural exchange. Let us come together, savouring the extraordinary tastes and experiences that Indonesian cuisine offers. Save the date, and be ready for more unforgettable Pudjasera gatherings in the near future!

Salam Diaspora!

Permai BC Association

Bali - Kuliner Lunch Series

KULINER: Taste of Indonesia presents Bali Cuisine - Lunch Series


On May 22nd, PERMAI BC and our Indonesian community groups in Vancouver, together as the KULINER Team, hosted a lunch series event with the theme of Balinese cuisine. We are grateful for the support from our community members and sponsors, with your help we sold out of the tickets for over 80 guests! The guests had the chance to have a Balinese dining experience and learn more about Indonesian cuisine.

The Kuliner Cooking Team with Chef Djaka (Refection Dining) leading this Kuliner lunch event, put together the Balinese lunch set menu. Moreover, our Balinese friends in Vancouver also participated as the greeters, servers, and the MC. It was as authentic as it can be.

Let’s watch the Balinese event highlight clip and don’t miss our next Kuliner event!


Permai BC

Video & Photo by Eduardus Pradipto

Pudjasera 2019 + AGM

Pudjasera 2019: Food Bazaar, AGM, & Speaker Series

It's a wrap!

Terima kasih kepada semua yang hadir ke acara PUDJASERA (AGM Version) kami kemarin pada hari Sabtu tangga 20 April 2019. Kami senang bisa melaporkan apa saja kegiatan Permai BC selama 12 bulan terakhir, juga program dan acara-acara seru berikut nya yang kami sudah rencanakan untuk tahun 2019 ini.

Selain diramaikan oleh makanan-makanan khas Indonesia di acara Pudjasera 2019 + AGM kemarin, PERMIKA Vancouver dan InDonation Charity juga melakukan presentasi singkat mengenai organisasi baru mereka beserta tujuannya. Semoga dengan makin besar nya komunitas Indonesia kita disini, kami positive kita semua bisa berjalan bersamaan untuk komunitas yang lebih kuat dan efektif.

PERMIKA Vancouver

Terlepas dari semua itu, kami juga ingin kawan-kawan tahu bahwa tanpa support dari sponsor, tidak mungkin Permai BC team bisa mengadakan semua acara dan program dalam 12 tahun terakhir. Terima kasih kepada Konsulat Jendral Indonesia di Vancouver (KJRI VancouverThe Holy Crab Canada, dan Alabaster Homes atas support nya.

Career Development Session

Nah, selain Pudjasera dan presentasi (AGM) dari Permai, kemarin ini kita juga adakan untuk pertama kali nya sesi Career Development yang bertemakan "Building Your Corporate Career in Vancouver". Acara di isi oleh nara sumber professional-professional (orang Indonesia) yang sekarang bekerja di perusahaan besar di Vancouver dan memiliki posisi yang lumayan tinggi. Acara ini bertujuan untuk memberikan peluang bagi kita-kita yang ingin meniti karir di perusahaan korporat di Vancouver dan yang masih students (di universitas) untuk bisa dengar dan belajar dari para senior kita yang sudah berhasil menjalaninya. Nara sumber dari Microsoft, TELUS, BC Hydro, Paper Excellence, dan Metro Vancouver meramaikan sesi acara Career Development pada kali ini. Kami cukup senang karena sesi perdana kemarin di isi penuh oleh 32 orang (sebagian besar students) dan mendapat tanggapan yang cukup baik. Karena itu Permai BC team berencana untuk mengadakan lebih banyak acara-acara seperti ini (career dan personal development) di 12 bulan kedepan.

Building Your Corporate Career in Vancouver - Speaker Series

Yuk, jangan sampai ketinggalan untuk acara- acara seru berikut nya dengan subscribe ke atau gabung jadi member di https://community.permaibc.ca/

Berikut cuplikan atau highlight dari acara kemarin (Sabtu, 20 April 2019).

Salam Diaspora!

BETAWI - Kuliner Lunch Series

KULINER: Taste of Indonesia presents Betawi Cuisine - Lunch Series

This was the KULINER’s first event that was held March 28th 2019 at the Holy Crab Restaurant. The Betawi Lunch was a huge success having over 100 people attending the lunch event from 12 to 1 pm. This Indonesian culinary promotion initiative is a collaboration between the Indonesian Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver (KJRI Vancouver) and PERMAI BC (Indonesian Community Association in BC) as well as Nusa Coffee, The Holy Crab Canada, and Tempea.

We are hoping to promote and introduce Indonesia through its cuisine in this KULINER Initiative. For more information and upcoming events, check out our website at www.kuliner.ca

Featured in:

The Georgia Straight: Kuliner Initiative provides Vancouver residents with a taste of Indonesia

The Jakarta Post: Kuliner Lunch Series introduces Indonesian dishes to Vancouver

Pudjasera 2018

Pudjasera 2018

Our increasingly popular event Pudjasera was once again a great success! Over 150 PERMAI BC Members gathered together on Saturday, December 1st, to socialize with fellow Indonesians and people in the community. 

Pudjasera events are intimate, members-only gatherings designed to foster relationships. This time we moved to a more spacious setting at the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, which better accommodated our growing attendees. The venue was filled with conversation and laughter throughout the afternoon. 

Thank you to our vendors: Yuanita Lestari, Vaila Atrya, Pinky Broto, Nilam Ambarwati, Vincci, Shelly Gucci and Zslimes who cured our homesickness and provided us with delicious food as always. The diverse menu that day included es blewah, gudeg, kue basah (risoles, nagasari, lemper, arem2, rempeyek), nasi goreng, ayam penyet, sate padang, dendeng balado and so much more.

Thank you to our volunteers, organizing members, and the PPLN Vancouver team who took the time to inform us on how to vote for next year’s election. And last but not least, thank you to everyone who came to join us and made it a blast. If you missed us this time, stay tuned for our next Pudjasera!

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