Indonesian food is one of the under-rated cuisines in the world. On this recipe guide, you will find a list of Indonesian recipes and the most popular abroad as well as traditional Indonesian recipes that are adapted to western kitchen.
Indonesian is a country in Southeast Asia, between Indian and Pacific oceans. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the eastern part of Malaysia. Other neighbouring countries that share seas or oceans are Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, Palau and India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
With more than 17,000 islands in the country, it makes up Indonesia as the world’s largest island country. Over 300 ethnic groups and local languages are enriching the culture.
With Indonesian cuisine is diverse, due to Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon cultural and foreign influences. Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences.
Throughout its history, Indonesia has been involved in trade due to its location and natural resources. Additionally, Indonesia’s indigenous techniques and ingredients were influenced by India, the Middle East, China, and finally Europe. Spanish and Portuguese traders brought New World (South and Central America continents) even before the Dutch came to colonize most of the archipelago. The Indonesian islands of the Moluccas (Maluku) which are famed as “the Spice Islands”, also contributed to the introduction of native spices, such as cloves and nutmeg, to Indonesian and global cuisine.
These authentic Indonesian food recipes are developed, tried and tested by me. Recipes were inherited from family and obtained from friends of family whom they are originally from in Indonesia.
BASIC Indonesian COOKING TECHNIQUES AND TIPS