In commemoration of its 50th year anniversary, Sarirasa Group invites diners to unlock the secrets of extraordinary Peranakan culinary heritage through GOPEK that presents a diverse menu evoking memories of the past.

“With a history deeply rooted in showcasing diverse culinary traditions, Sarirasa Group has long been recognized for its commitment to representing various religious festivities such as Chinese New Year, Ramadhan, and Christmas through a unique array of menus. Our commitment to celebrating diversity and promoting cultural exchange through food has been at the heart of everything we do.” says Lavinia Siswadi, Head of Marketing at Sarirasa Group.

GOPEK, launched in 2017, is part of Sarirasa Group expanded culinary repertoire and marked its pivotal moment in transitioning from its previous focus on showcasing Indonesian cuisine from regions like Java and Bali. 

In an effort to truly recognise Peranakan culture through culinary delights, Sarirasa Group established Gopek House in 2019, highlighting authentic Indonesian Peranakan dishes found in homes nationwide. From Bistik Daging (beef steak) to Ayam Goreng Mentega (fried chicken in butter sauce), Gopek House serves up classic comfort food reminiscent of traditional Peranakan cooking.

GOPEK was also born to promote authentic Chinese-Indonesian Peranakan cuisines that have been part of everyday life and profoundly influential but often go unnoticed, such as Noodles, Fried Rice, Siomay and others. 

With a mission to educate and introduce local food enthusiasts to Peranakan culture, GOPEK offers a diverse menu featuring comfort foods. From Mie Ayam (noodles served with minced chicken) to Bakso (beef meatballs). 

Not only savour the deliciousness, food enthusiasts are also invited to enrich the dining experience by the stories and history provided behind each dish. For example, in Chinese culture, noodles and eggs are essential dishes during birthday celebrations. Noodles symbolize happiness and continuous prosperity, with long noodles representing longevity. Therefore, it is believed that consuming noodles on one’s birthday ensures a long life. 

Similarly, the significance of Bakcang in Peranakan culture reflects the blend of the Hokkien dialect commonly used by Chinese-Indonesians. Bakcang, consisting of “bak” (meat) and “cang” (to contain), traditionally contains fillings such as chicken, pork, or beef. However, modern variations may include vegetables, mushrooms, or salted egg yolks. Wrapped in bamboo leaves and shaped into rectangular prisms, Bakcang symbolizes tradition and heritage.

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