Special Qurbani Dishes Cooked by Best Chefs for Disaster-Hit Areas

In Palembang, the lively celebration of Eid Al-Adha took place not only in the form of qurbani meat distribution, but also in an event called the Qurbani Thanksgiving. Involving professional chefs, the event organized by Global Qurban - ACT served delicious and nutritious meat dishes for the underprivileged.

Professional chefs taking part in cooking the qurbani meat during the Qurbani Thankgiving Event in 2019. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PALEMBANG - In essence, qurbani is not only an act of piety. From a social point of view, sacrificial animals distributed to the community also becomes a means of da’wah. Every Eid Al-Adha, a sense of brotherhood is strengthened during the qurbani and when enjoying the meat together.

Strengthening the sense of relationship and brotherhood was what Global Qurban – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) aimed to do in EId Al-Adha 2019. In every place where the Qurbani Thanksgiving took place, a sense of warmth and togetherness appeared, including in Ogan Baru Village, Kertapati, Palembang. Hundreds of residents who were victims of a fire disaster sat together to enjoy qurbani dishes. On that occasion, the chef community in Palembang also took part in cooking the qurbani meat.

Ical, one of the chefs who was present and involved in the process of cooking the qurbani meat at the Qurbani Thanksgiving said he was happy to participate in such a good program. This was his first experience as a professional chef cooking qurbani meat for fire victims. "Thank you Global Qurban for inviting us to contribute to this kindness movement," he said in August 2019.

At the Qurbani Thanksgiving event, as much as 100 kilograms of meat was cooked by professional chefs into rendang and pindang. The locals ate the dishes together along with representatives from the local government, including Deputy Mayor of Palembang Fitrianti Agustinda.

In Eid Al-Adha in 2020, Global Qurban will also involve professional chefs who will cook special dishes on Eid Al-Adha. On Thursday (7/30), the team of chefs who will serve the best dish from Humanity Food Truck was on their way to tp Masamba. Special qurbani dishes will be cooked for the flash flood survivors in Masamba. In addition, a team of chefs from Humanity Central Kitchen in the Gadog Area, Bogor will also be involved in cooking best dishes to be distributed to underprivileged communities in the Greater Jakarta area.

Ryan Andriana, Coordinator of the Humanity Food Truck, said that the distribution of delicious qurbani dishes from the Humanity Food Truck and team shows Global Qurban – ACT’s determination to support the victims of natural disasters even on holidays. "The best chefs that Global Sacrifice - ACT sent will serve best qurbani dishes from the generosity of the people that have been distributed to us. The happiness of the beneficiaries is inseparable from the generosity and participation of the community," he explained, Thursday (7/30). []