A taste of Indonesian food..

Food here in Indonesia is cheaper than what it would cost in Australia (or even the Philippines), and there’s a lot of restaurants to try.  I asked my Indonesian friend to just list down all the popular local food, and whenever I would see that name in the menu I would pick it and try  it out.  These are some of the dishes I got to try

Nasi Goreng Sunda – fried rice with chicken, shrimp, fried egg and beef satay

For dessert.. Pisang Keju Majalaya – pan fried banana with grated cheese, milk and chocolate rice

some local Indonesian snacks I forgot the names of

Nasi Liwet (the rice with the sardines), Gurame Goreng (the fish) and some other side dishes (that I didn’t really like)

Lapis legit – layered cake.. takes a lot of skill because each line is actually a separate layer one on top of another.. I thought those lines were just designs put in

Soto ayam – basically Indonesian chicken noodle soup with a whole variety of veggies/herbs mixed in

Sate campur – loved this! beef skeweres with yummy peanut sauce

another dessert.. Colenak with ice cream and coconut milk to be poured on top

Overall, even if I ate at a fancy hotel, the price of the dishes would not go over 30 AUD, and with 30 AUD you can probably order enough for 2-3 people.  So cheap prices, combined with company reimbursement of food expense… I didn’t have to think twice about trying more than one dish at a time 😀

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5 thoughts on “A taste of Indonesian food..

      • We usually use coconut milk, chili, roots such as galangal, turmeric, and ginger, shallot, garlic, and native spices such as nutmeg and clove. However, it depends on the region as each ethnic group in Indonesia develops its own taste preference.

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