Indonesian Traditional Drinks and Desserts

Indonesian Traditional Drinks and Desserts

Have you tried Glutinous Balls in Ginger Water? If you have not, then while you will be in Indonesia, you must give it a go. The Indonesia sources of ingredients and spices includes ginger, chili, tumeric, shallot and coconut. And after a meal with these natural spices, it makes it even more exotic to your taste buds with the traditional beverages of Indonesia. The Wedang Ronde is made mainly with glutinous rice flour. Coarsely grind roasted peanuts, tapioca starch, sugar, salt, food coloring an... [ read more ]

Palawa and Toraja of Indonesia

Palawa and Toraja of Indonesia

In southern Sulawesi is a place called Palawa, it is also accessible by the river of Sa’dang. One of the most interesting feature of this place is you can see Tongkonan on hill tops with bull horns attached in front of their traditional houses. Usually, they can be found among shady bamboo trees. At Toraja, there are several interesting things you can do in Toraja for example, finding out about the interesting Torajan culture, trekking, rafting, shopping and checking out their local arts. ... [ read more ]

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Searching for an interesting event in Indonesia is not a difficult task at all. For example in Bandung, you can catch the ancient Sundanese legend of Lutung Kasarung. This 27th December 2011 til the 7th January 2012, do not miss their spectacular show. About Lutung Kasarung Better known as the 'lost ape', this is an ancient folklore from the West Java people. They are Sundanese who tells the journey from the realm of heaven to earth of Sanghyang Guraminda. He was in the form of an ape-like... [ read more ]

Indonesian Street Food Selections

Indonesian Street Food Selections

One of the amazing cultural enjoyment in Indonesia is the Indonesian food. There are wonderful Chinese dishes with adaptation to avoid the usage of pork to suit the Indonesians who are majority Muslims. Siomay is one of the local street food in West Java made of steam fish dumpling. It also have vegetables like steamed cabbage, tofu, potatoes and possibly bitter gourd in it. Usually it is served in a special peanut sauce. Rather similar to the Chinese Siew Mai which is a kind of steamed pork... [ read more ]

The Asia's Kebab - Satay

The Asia’s Kebab – Satay

Originated in Indonesia, a traditional dish that is ever so popular is the 'Satay'. It is just like the kebab, but it is an Asian version prepared with thinly strips of beef or chicken, threaded onto bamboo skewers. The Satay is grilled, and served with a peanut based dipping sauce. Now the part about the grilling is special. It is cooked over a live fire, over an open flame. It is not cubes of meat, but instead a long strips of meat threaded in a weaving pattern onto skewers. Very simple conc... [ read more ]

Minangkabau Cuisine

Minangkabau Cuisine

Better known as Padang food, the cuisine of the Minangkabau people is the Minangkabau cuisine. It was widely known across Indonesia as Masakan Padang, but because it was named after the capital city of West Sumatra province, it is thus Padang. Popular in Malaysia and Singapore The whole culinary traditions of Minangkabau people is the use of coconut milk and heavy use of spice mixture in particular chili. This rich taste is found within Indonesian cuisines, Sumatran cuisine, Indian as well... [ read more ]

The Scrumptious Indonesian Chinese Cuisine

The Scrumptious Indonesian Chinese Cuisine

Indonesian menus host a delectable and diverse variety that suits every taste. More than you can imagine for the infamous 'Nasi Goreng' delicacy we attribute to the Indonesian stereotype. The finest Indonesian Chinese cuisine exists due to its cultural and foreign influences. Classic regional dishes are prepared with addition of coconut milk, chili and spices. There is just a fine line between those Nonya cuisine by the Peranakan. Goreng Indonesian Chinese 'goreng' dishes are mainly... [ read more ]

The Top 8 Interesting Snacks and Delectable Savory of Indonesia

The Top 8 Interesting Snacks and Delectable Savory of Indonesia

When you are in Indonesia, you must definitely try the snacks the Indonesians have to offer. The most commonly seen is the crispy crackers called the Kerupuk or Kroepoek made from a dried paste usually from the mixture of starch and ingredients such as shrimps or anchovies and peanuts. These are called Rempeyek as they are made with rice flour, coconut milk, spices, chopped citrus leaf and salt. There are variation made from spinach (peyek bayam). Together with Indonesian dishes such as g... [ read more ]