Catherine Renata Kim, Verrel Widura, Ommar Mohammad

Ondeh Mande! It is an allusion that is often uttered by the Minang people. Ondeh Mande comes from Ondeh meaning ‘ouch’ and Mande which means ‘mother’, an expression to show shocked expressions, both positive and negative. If that means, Ondeh Mande! parallel to the word “Geez, Mother!”. Inspired by the variety of typical West Sumatra spices, the work is in the form of a conceptual fashion illustration which is a representation of 5 Typical West Sumatra Spices that color Padang’s specialties consisting of chilies, turmeric, cardamom, lime leaves, and cumin. In each spice has various different characters which are depicted as a unity in the illustration. For Padang cuisine, chili is considered a staple food ingredient. Turmeric is used in cooking as a food flavor enhancer. The presence or absence of turmeric often has a big effect on the taste and color of food. Cardamom is often found in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Guatemala and began to be traded in Indonesia around 1986. Cardamom seeds are commonly used as a spice in curry, curry or opor because this spice removes the fishy smell of meat. Lime leaves are used to add a fragrant aroma in dishes that are often used as flavorings in culinary preparations. Cumin is used in cooking to give it a sweet and spicy aroma. The elements of the spices that are lifted are presented in a dress inspired by the traditional Minang dress, a female character who is depicted with a tough, brave, yet gentle and warm character as a symbol of Ondeh Mande. The purpose of making the work is as an appreciation of the fame of Padang cuisine at home and abroad, it turns out that it contains 5 spices as the key to the enjoyment of the taste of cuisine.