Indonesian Cuisine


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Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world, full of intense flavor. It is diverse, in part because Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands of the total 18,000 in the world's largest archipelago, with more than 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia their home. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences. Indonesia has around 5,350 traditional recipes, with 30 of them considered the most important.

In 2011, Indonesian cuisine began to gain worldwide recognition, with three of its popular dishes make it to the list of 'World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)', a worldwide online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International. Rendang top the list as the number one, followed closely by nasi goreng in number two, and satay in number fourteen.

Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences. Sumatran cuisine, for example, often has Middle Eastern and Indian influences, featuring curried meat and vegetables such as gulai and kari, while Javanese cuisine is mostly indigenous, with some hint of Chinese influence. The cuisines of Eastern Indonesia are similar to Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine. Elements of Chinese cuisine can be seen in Indonesian cuisine: foods such as bakmi (noodles), bakso (meat or fish balls), and lumpia (spring rolls) have been completely assimilated.

Asem = Tamarind
Ati = Chicken liver
Daging = Beef
Goreng = Stir-fried
Kentang = Potatoes
Kerecek = Cattle skin
Labu Siam = Chayote
Nasi = Rice
Mee = Noodles
Sambal = Chili paste
Sayur = Vegetable
Udang = shrimps

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Spekkoek is a type of Indonesian layer cake. It contains a mix of Indonesian spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove, …
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Charcoal-grilled fish or other forms of seafood. Ikan bakar literally means "burned fish" in Malay and Indonesian. The barbecued fish …
Taditional beef stew in which the beef is simmered in a fragrant combination of coconut milk, chiles, and spices
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Traditional dessert originating from Indonesia which is popular in Southeast Asia such as : Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand …
It is Sundanese Indonesian fried fish dumplings usually served with peanut sauce. It is traditionally made from tenggiri (wahoo) fish …
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People gather with family and neighbors in traditional clothing and have a special Lebaran meal. Children are given money in colorful envelopes. Later, it is common for Muslims in Indonesia to visit the graves of relatives to ritually clean the grave. Muslims also visit the living in a special ritual called Halal bi-Halal sometime during or several days …


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List of traditional fast food dishes that is sold at food stalls and cookshops in Indonesia.


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Eid is known in Indonesia as Hari Raya Idul Fitri, or more popularly as Lebaran, and is a national holiday. People return to their home town or city (an exodus known as mudik) to celebrate with their families and to ask forgiveness from parents, in-laws, and other elders. Festivities start the night before with chanting the Takbir and …