Gulai Ayam Padang
Gulai Ayam Padang or Padangnese Chicken Curry is one of the famous recipes from Minangkabau kitchen. This dish is always available in every padangnese restaurant or well-known as "Rumah Makan Padang".
Eventhough the name is Gulai, a term use for indonesian "light curry", this dish is actually a real curry! Just a short reminder, a curry is a dish which contains 5 unique spices, namely: cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander and cumin.
It has a long list of spices and ingredients but I assure you, your efforts will be paid off, especially for those of you who are curry lovers ;-)
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.recipe ⇒
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?recipe ⇒
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.recipe ⇒
Although it takes a long journey & a little patience to make this exotic dish, it's a worth trying for !!!! Have I convinced you ??;-))
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.recipe ⇒
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.recipe ⇒
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.recipe ⇒
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.recipe ⇒
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!recipe ⇒
In a extreme case, someone might cancell his meal if sambal is absence from the menu list!
Unlikely most of Indonesian people who eat rice for their 3 time meals, the Manadonese or Minahasan choose for Porridge for their breakfast.recipe ⇒
But of course spicy sambal won't be missed out!! A strange combination, no??! ;-)
A touch of tropical fruit
Unlikely most of indonesians who use tamarind or vinegar, the people from Riau and Palembang in Sumatra Island and part of Kalimantan island prefer adding pineaple rather than having the above mentioned ingredients to get a sourness of the dishes.recipe ⇒
In fact, pineaple adds not only a sourness but an exotic delicious taste!!
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.info ⇒
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).info ⇒
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.info ⇒
Each island is unique and different with regard to the character of the land, the people, language, culture and of course culinary tradition & heritage.