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  1. Sundanese Grilled/Roasted Chicken

    Sundanese Grilled/Roasted Chicken main menu

    Chicken or (Ayam) Bekakak is a traditional dish which originated from the Sundanese ethnic group of West Java regions. For most Sundanese people, especially Pandeglang, Ayam Bekakak is used to be a special dish which mainly served for ceremonial or festive occasions such as weddings, circumcision and other traditional ceremonies.

    In the wedding ceremony, Ayam Bekakak is an important items of the ritual where this dish is specifically served & to be eaten by the bride and groom and not for invited guests. (Source: Wikipedia)

    Tips : Use only the original Indonesian sweet soy sauce or known as Kecap Manis. This sauce is thick, sweet and contains almost no salt. You can find it eventually in Asian shops.

    A small trick to prove its authenticity : Just shake the bottle downside, if the sauce has a thick, almost syrupy consistency then you get it right. If it flows like water, then never think to even try, otherwise you'll ruin the dish.


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  3. Indonesian Sate

    Chicken Satay

    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".


  4. Authentic Bakmi Goreng

    Mie Goreng

    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 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..!


  5. Ayam Betutu

    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 ??;-))


  6. Black Glutinous Rice Porridge

    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 ;-).


  7. Mixed Vegetables with Coconut Dressing

    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.


  8. Minangkabau Beef Stew

    Beef Rendang

    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.


  9. Yellow Fish Soup

    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".


  10. Chili in Sweet Soy Sauce

    Chili in Sweet Soy Saucehot food

    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!


  11. Manadonese Porridge

    Manadonese Porridge

    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??! ;-)



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    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.


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    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.


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    Indonesian Culinary

    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.