The cuisine of Indonesia - Asia

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The foods of Indonesia

Two foods adored by Indonesians are tempeh – fermented soybeans usually found in block form that are high in protein and fibre – and krupuk, or deep fried crackers, made from prawn, seafood or vegetables, which are eaten at the start of a meal.
With 6,000 islands, there are many regional specialties, but wherever you are in Indonesia, most meals, including breakfast, are based around rice. Literally meaning "fried rice", nasi goreng is considered the national dish . It is a meal of stir-fried rice spiced with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallot, garlic, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, mainly egg, chicken, prawns or salted dried fish.
Some of the intense flavour in Indonesian food comes from very sweet and sour ingredients – such as the thick sweet soy sauce called kecap manis, which is used in countless dishes. The sour notes in the cuisine come from tamarind and lime and the aromatics from shallots, ginger, galangal, pandan, turmeric, lemongrass and lime leaves.
The types of Cuisines in Indonesia are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon
Main recipes coming soon
Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
Asian - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Asian shrimp with pineapple relish Black bean and corn wontons Coconut shrimp with sweet chili sauce Edamame hummus with spiced pita chips Tuna tartare with grapefruit vinaigrette and sorbet

Main recipes

Asian-style halibut in parchment Broiled gingered chicken Broiled salmon fillets in a horseradish-ginger crust Brown rice and chicken stir fry with edamame and walnuts Coconut-ginger shrimp Glazed salmon bundles with sesame bok choy Nasi goreng Oriental lemon chicken Spicy edamame burgers Spicy peanut chicken Sticky tofu stir-fry Thai pasta salad with shrimp and vegetables Tomato stack salad Side dishes recipes coming soon

Dessert recipes

Cinnamon ice cream with satin cinnamon chocolate sauce Coconut cream pie Fijian cassava cake Meringues with ginger ice cream and chocolate

Cooking in Indonesia