5 Indonesian Dishes You Have to Try

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By Indonesia Gastronomy Network

Soto Ayam (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

1. Soto Ayam

Soto ayam is a traditional Indonesian chicken soup dish. The spice blend uses turmeric which makes the broth yellow. The chicken soup is served with rice or vermicelli, topped with hard boiled eggs, fried potatoes.There are hundreds of Soto Ayam rendition in Indonesia. 

Food Illustration 1 (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

2. Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng  refers to "fried rice" in Bahasa Indonesia. The comfort dish known throughout Indonesia, it can be enjoyed in simple versions from a tin plate at a roadside food stall, eaten on porcelain in restaurants, or collected from the buffet tables.

Satay (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

3. Satay

Satay or sate in Bahasa Indonesia is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a peanut sauce. Indonesian satay is often served with kecap manis – a sweet soy sauce, and is often accompanied with lontong, a type of rice cake.

Gado-gado (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

4. Gado-gado

Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad of raw, slightly boiled, blanched or steamed vegetables and hard-boiled eggs, boiled potato, fried tofu and tempeh, and lontong (rice wrapped in a banana leaf), served with a peanut sauce dressing and kerupuk.

Gado-GadoIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Rendang (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

5. Rendang

Rendang is a Minang dish originating from the Minangkabau region in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is nominated as the world's favorite dish. Can you guess which spices used in cooking Rendang? Read all about rendang here

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