Regional Dishes in Indonesia

Indonesian cuisine often demonstrates complex flavour acquired from certain ingredients and bumbu spices mixture. Indonesian dishes have rich flavours; most often described as gurih (savory which equate to umami) and pedas(hot and spicy), and also combination of basic tastes such as manis (sweet), asin (salty), asam (sour) and pahit (bitter). Five main Indonesian cooking methods are goreng (frying), bakar (roasting) or panggang (grilling), tumis (stir frying), rebus (boiling) and kukus (steaming).

Karedok

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Karedok is a raw vegetable salad in peanut sauce from West Java, Indonesia. It is one of the Sundanese signature dish. It is made from cucumbers, bean sprouts, cabbage, legumes, Thai basil, and small green eggplant, covered in peanut sauce dressing. It is very similar to gado-gado, except all the vegetables are raw, while most of gado-gado vegetables are boiled, and it uses kencur, Thai basil and eggplant

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Ketoprak

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Ketoprak Jakarta is a vegetarian dish consists of fried tofu, lontong (rice steamed in a banana leaf), sliced cabbage and cucumber, bihun (thin rice vermicelli), bean sprouts, served in peanut sauce, topped with krupuk and fried shallots. The peanut sauce is made from ground peanut and palm sugar made into a thick paste, mixed with garlic, chili pepper, salt and also kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).

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Laksa

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan cuisine, which is a combination of Chinese and Malay cuisine. Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, and can also be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. CNN Travel ranked Penang Assam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious food in the world.

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Mie Aceh

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

The thick yellow noodle are served with slices of beef, goat meat or seafood, such as shrimp or crab. They are served in rich, hot and spicy curry-like soup. The bumbu spice mixture consist of black pepper, red chili pepper, shallot, garlic, cardamom, caraway, cumin and star anise.

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Ayam Bakar

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

In Java, the chicken is usually marinated with the mixture of kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and coconut oil, applied with a brush during grilling. The bumbu spices mixture may vary among regions, but usually it consists of combination of ground shallot, garlic, chili pepper, coriander, tamarind juice, candlenut, turmeric, galangal and salt.

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