Here Are World-Famous Indonesian Culinary Delights

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Indonesia is not only known for its rich natural resources, but also has very diverse traditions and cultures. One of the cultural products that has succeeded in attracting the world’s attention is Indonesian cuisine.

​ Indonesia has very diverse culinary destinations, even each region has its own special food. Because it has an original taste, some Indonesian culinary delights are often served at festivals held in several countries in the world. Indonesia is famous for its rich spices, that’s why Indonesian cuisine has an authentic and delicious taste.

Here are some Indonesian culinary delights that are worldwide and suitable as a reference for dining when on vacation:

1. Rendang

Rendang is a traditional food from Padang, West Sumatra, which is made from meat cooked in coconut milk and Indonesian spices. Rendang has a high delicacy taste because it is rich in spices. That’s why in 2011, Rendangwas ranked first on CNN International’s list of the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods, and In 2018, Rendang was officially designated as one of Indonesia’s five national dishes.

2. Gado-Gado

Gado-gado is a typical Jakarta food made from boiled vegetables, sliced eggs, tofu, sprinkled with fried onions and served with peanut sauce. It’s also called the Indonesian version of salad.

Although simple, this Indonesian food is not just any food because this Indonesian culinary won first place in the category of aesthetic presentation at an international cooking competition held in Naples, Italy, in 2010.

3. Soto

Soto is a typical Indonesian food like soup made from beef or chicken broth and vegetables. Various regions in Indonesia have their own regional specialty Soto with different compositions

Soto is not only a favorite culinary in Indonesia but also popular in the world. One of the fans of Soto abroad is the people of Ibaraki, Japan. Through food festivals that are often held in Ibaraki, Japanese people get to know Soto brought by several students from Indonesia who live there. No wonder the Japanese people like Soto, because the taste is very delicious. In addition, Soto is also suitable to eat when the air is cold because it is served hot.

4. Gudeg

Another culinary specialty of Indonesia that is worldwide is Gudeg. This special food from Yogyakarta has a sweet taste, which is made from young jackfruit cooked with coconut milk. It takes hours to make this dish. Gudeg is usually eaten with rice and served with thick coconut milk (areh), kampong chicken, eggs, tempeh, tofu and krecekfried chili sauce.

Gudeg is very popular in Java and can also be found outside Indonesia, especially in neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. There are even restaurants abroad that serve gudeng menus such as the restaurant in Clayton Road, Melbourne, Australia.

5. Tempe

Next, Indonesian culinary specialties that are worldwide are Tempe. Tempe is a typical Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans, which is not only widely consumed in Indonesia, but is now worldwide. Many vegetarians around the world have used Tempe as a substitute for meat because it contains vegetable protein, fiber and lots of prebioticswhich are good for maintaining health. That’s why,currently Tempe is not only produced in Indonesia but also in many places in the world.

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