How It Was Started: Bubur Ayam HI (Hotel Indonesia)

Excerpts from The Foodie Magazine Issue 07 – The Legendary Bubur Ayam:

Since 1962, it becomes the ultimate choice for Hotel Indonesia’s guests as a favorite dish. The congee itself reserves the right to be called Bubur Ayam HI, using the abbreviation of Hotel Indonesia itself.

The origin of how the bubur ayam here can be so influential was traced back from the time when the hippest people of Jakarta visited the restaurant downstairs after having their all night long parties on the 16th floor of the hotel in Nirwana Lounge. Famished, they asked the staffs to make them bubur ayam for breakfast and that’s how it have since became a customary dish for everyone whenever they visit Hotel Indonesia until this very day.


Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
Jalan MH Thamrin 1, Jakarta – Indonesia
T: +62.21.2358.3800



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