By Mr Ghaz, January 4, 2009
The Indonesian Food, consist of main dishes and snacks, has many varieties from all over Indonesia. The varieties were caused by the influence of natural environment, religions, and cultures (such as Chinese, Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and Arabic) for hundred years and the most popular Indonesian cuisine recipes is Gado-Gado (Mixed Vegetables Salad with Peanut Sauce).
Traditional foods are still natural
These recipes have been tested and standardized, both in taste and in appearance as well as the simplified method by some nutritionist and cooking specialist. Because of the traditional foods are still natural, we should keep them as main foods for our family. Moreover, it is known as traditional food with their own regional characteristics that can inspire appetites.
The Most Popular Indonesian Cuisine Recipes:
Gado-Gado (Mixed Vegetables Salad with Peanut Sauce)
100 g string bean, cut 2 cm long, boiled, drain
100 g spinach, cut, boiled, drain
100 g Tempe (fermented soybean), cubed small, fried
50 g bean sprouts, blanched, drain
200 g potatoes, cubed small, fried
3 eggs, boiled
400 ml coconut milk
2 Salam leaves/ bay leaves
1 tbsp tamarind juice
3 kaffir lime leaves
100 g fried peanuts
1 tsp sliced red chili
1 tsp salt
1 tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp brown sugar
50 g fried “emping” crackers
50 g fried shrimp crackers
Fried sliced shallots
To make peanut sauce: blend peanut, red chili, capsicums, salt, shrimp paste, and brown sugar together into a paste. Add coconut milk, Salam leaves, tamarind juice, and kaffir lime leaves. Bring to boil until the thickness of the sauce as desired, set aside.
On a salad plate: arrange vegetables, potatoes, tofu, and Tempe. Pour peanut sauce on top. Serve with emping crackers, shrimp crackers, and sprinkle with fried shallots.
*Emping: fried chips made of Gnetum gnemon fruit
*Serves : 5
*One serving : 410 Calories
Factors make the food acceptable
There are some factors that make the foods acceptable for people from all over the world. The way the foods presented needs to be improved to inspire the appetites. The popularity of the foods created “the national taste and standard” and “the national taste and standard” can make a consistent taste that important for foreigners.
Enjoy the food of the most popular Indonesian cuisine recipes and bon appetite!