Balinese Vegetables Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing
If you have onced visited Bali island & been in a Balinese restaurant, perhaps you're already familiar to this blanched vegetables salad. It is commonly served as a
a companion for the famous balinese fried duck/bebek bengil or balinese grilled fish.
In an original recipe, especially for the native, this salad is usually made with a lot of chilies since the Balinese like spicy foods. But for western tourist, they prepare it differently. So if you are a chili fans, please try this authentic version ;-)
Satay (or Sate) is originated in Indonesia and has become a worldwide known name for a grilled dish which's put on a bamboo skewers, quickly grilled over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings.
There are many different varieties of Indonesian Satay, a famous variant among them is "Sate a la Madura".
is the famous everday street food in Indonesia : Bakmie Goreng or Mie Goreng, means Fried Noodles.
Goreng is Indonesian word for "fried". Once you taste it, you will never get enough!!. So why don't you try yourself at home?
This recipe looks so complicated but it is actually not. In fact..it is pretty simple & easy cooking process but the result? Hmmm....It is superb & delicious. I think it's hard to find any Indonesian people who doesn't proud of our Bakmie Goreng ha ha..!
Balinese Roasted Chicken
This dish is one of most popular dishes which originated from the Balinese ethnic group, and is now commonly served throughout Indonesian archipelago even in foreign countries.
Europeans call it : Balinese Chicken. A complete blend of spices with a distinctive aroma of banana leaves..... hhhhhm It tastes really superb & delicious.
Although it takes a long journey & a little patience to make this exotic dish, it's a worth trying for !!!! Have I convinced you ??;-))
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Tropical Snacks & Desserts
Indonesia has an abundant varieties of tropical snacks and desserts. From various crunchy fritters, sticky layered cakes to sweet black glutinuous rice porridge.
Once you taste it, you'll never get enough. I have a good example at home ;-).
Mixed Vegetables with Coconut Dressing
Urap-Urap is usually served as one of complementary menu for Nasi Tumpeng.
Nasi Tumpeng is a cone-shaped rice dish like mountain with its side dishes in Javanese festive occasions.
Rendang represents the identity and character of Minangkabau Cuisine which tends to have a distinct strong and spicy flavour.
This is one of Indonesia's culinary Icons which's now gaining more popularity both in Indonesia and overseas.
Yellow Fish Soup
Maluku Islands which are rich with fish and exotic spices, indeed well-known for their's distinctive fish-based cuisines.
A famous dish among them is "Ikan Kuah Kuning or Yellow Fish Soup".
Chili in Sweet Soy Sauce
There is a saying among Indonesian folks goes "I can't live without Sambal". Though it sounds odd enough to believe but I ensure you this is TRUE!
In a extreme case, someone might cancell his meal if sambal is absence from the menu list!
Unlikely most of Indonesian people who prefer rice for their 3 time meals, the Manadonese or Minahasan choose for Porridge for their breakfast.
But of course spicy sambal won't be missed out!! A strange combination, no??! ;-)
30 Indonesian Culinary Icons
As rich as its natural beauty, as vary as its peoples and cultures, Indonesia is also blessed with manifold varieties
of culinary delights. From the sweet taste of Yogyakarta cuisine to the spicy flavors of Padang's Food.
These are the 30 Culinary Icons which help you to have a better insight of Indonesia's Culinary Diversity.
The Magic of Tempe
Tempeh is originated on the island of Java at least several centuries ago. At that time the people of Java, without formal training in microbiology
or chemistry, developed a remarkable family of fermented foods called tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay).
Tempe is one of Indonesia's best delicacies in its simple authentic way but not just Tempeh Burger.
With approximately 17,000 islands & 300 ethnic groups spreading over 5000 km across the equator, Indonesia is the largest archipelago as well as the
most diverse country in the world.
Each island is unique and different with regard to the character of the land, the people, language, culture and of course culinary tradition & heritage.