Yummy Indonesian food


So this isn’t a recipe post but I did say there might be some food posts while I was away and I thought I’d start by sharing a few of the delicious dishes I’ve been sampling while I’ve been in Java this past week before I go over to my project in Sulawesi.

Here goes!

Pepes Tahu (tofu steamed in banana leaf with spices), Nasi merah (red rice) and Karedok (also called Lotek – various raw veg with a spicy peanut sauce).

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Gado-gado (vegetables, tofu, egg, rice steamed in banana leaves, and a peanut sauce)

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Salak (snake fruit)

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Lontong sayur (a spicy soup of pumpkin, beans, tofu, turmeric, chilli etc)

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Rujuk (fresh fruit – pineapple, young mango, water apple, stone fruit, papaya with a sauce of peanut, chilli and coconut palm sugar)

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Soto ayam kriuk (a clear chicken soup with bean sprouts, onion and turmeric)

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Bihun rendang (rice noodles with veg and a spicy sauce) and a clear soup, with steamed tofu

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Nasi Sate Jimbaran (chicken and tofu satay, green beans with a spicy garlic sauce, rice and a peanut sauce and Melinjo crackers)

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Karedok / Lotek again 🙂

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Fresh Coconut

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Spicy tofu and veg stir fry

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Lumpia Basah (bean sprouts, a type of pumpkin, egg or tofu and spices, served in a wafer thin rice flour pancake)

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And finally – dessert! Manggis (mangosteen fruit) – delicious – rather like a lychee, sweet but also slightly sour 🙂

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That’s it for now! Off to Sulawesi tomorrow so the food will be a lot less varied sadly! 🙂