Indonesian cuisine often demonstarates complex flavor and process with variaties of spices,thus it should have the combination tastes such as savory sweet, sour, and spicy to reach the perfect balance of its taste.
2 Most Popular Traditional Cuisines
Marinated chicken skewers, an authentic grilled chicken served with peanut sauce and dark sweet soy sauce.Chicken satay is one of the most popular traditional food. Back in the 80's the satay vendor travelling to street sides and tent restaurants but now you can find it in upper-class restaurants.
One of the culinary heritage of Jakarta, is a type of soup made of beef with the combination of aromatic herbs and spices in coconut milk.It served with several condiments to put some freshness in the soup such as fresh lime juice, sambal, mix vegetable pickles, and melinjo chips(Emping).
2 Most Popular Cuisines Nowadays
It's a fushion grilled chicken in a skewer with special sambal. Simpler then the original recipe of satay, it brings freshness from the lime juice and sambal. Found by Japanese who tasted the original recipe of chicken satay, Taichan Satay becomes one of the most popular street food in Indonesia, usually served with steamed rice cake or regular white rice.
Ayam Geprek with Mozzarella Cheese
‘Ayam' means chicken, 'Geprek' means smashed, they smash it in a mortar. It inspires from a sundanese classic dish, aromatic fried chicken and sambal and It's basically battered fried chicken served with spicy sambal and melted mozzarella on top.
2 Most Popular Flavors in Street Food
Nasi Goreng(Fried Rice)
Nasi goreng is one of the most common street food in Indonesia. It's adopted from southern China but Indonesians recreated theirs own version by adding blended spices and a touch of shrimp paste, dark soy sauce and fried shallot on top.
Mie Ayam(Chicken Noodle)
Mie ayam is recognized as a popular Chinese-Indonesian dish.The main ingredient is wheat noodle cooked in chicken stock, seasoned with aromatic oil chicken skin fat and soy sauce, topped with braised chicken chunk.
2 Most Popular Exotic Flavor /Cuisine
Beef rendang is a spicy beef stew originated from Minangkabau, West Sumatra. Rendang is rich in spices, uses coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices including ginger, galangal, turmeric leaves, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, chilli, and other spices.
Bebek Betutu(Betutu Duck)
Betutu is Balinese dish of roasted duck reach in herbs and spices. The spice mixture is consist of shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger, wild ginger, galangal, candle nuts, chilli pepppers, shrimp paste, and peanut.