This traditional dessert made by cooking rice flour in coconut milk has a unique taste of saltiness from the grated coconut and is complimented by the sweetness of the palm sugar syrup. Bubur sumsum is the ultimate comfort food for Indonesians – if you’re not feeling great, have a bowl of bubur sumsum and all will be well!
As bananas are widely available throughout Indonesia, it is no wonder they are used in many desserts and cakes. The kue nagasari is so popular across the archipelago if you ever forget its name, just ask for ‘kue pisang’ (banana cake) and you’ll never get it wrong.
Dadar Gulung, also known as pandan crepe with sweet coconut filling (also known as unti), is a popular Indonesian snack food which is at any time of the day as a light snack, breakfast, or tea.
Delicious deep fried banana fritters made from a mixture of mashed bananas, mixed with flour, sugar and coconut cream.
This iconic diamond-shaped kue is a traditional Indonesian snack made of steamed glutinous rice and cooked in palm sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves. Variations of the dish can include diced jackfruit or raisins added in when the rice is partially cooked.
Made from a medley of vegetables, tofu, eggs, prawn crackers, and topped in thick peanut sauce, “Gado Gado” delivers all the right sensations, crunchy, sweet, savoury, and tangy. This recipe delivers a dish that lives up to its Indonesian name, which is literally translated into “mix-mix”.
A specialty from Betawi (Jakarta), the Kue Pancong is loved by the locals and is sold cheaply on the streets of Indonesia. Its main ingredients are grated coconut and fice flour, and is eaten all day round as a snack.
Fried bananas or pisang goreng is a most-welcomed snack in between meals and an easy find in the streets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. With slight variations to each recipe, pisang goreng is typically deep-fried bananas coated in batter.
Belimbing wuluh are small, sour carambola fruits which grow abundantly in house gardens throughout Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. They add a delicous tang to this North Sumatran salad, although tamarind may also be used instead.
The wonderful nutty flavour of the Balinese Black Rice Pudding. Served with swirls of rich coconut cream on top, it's hard to find any visitors to Bali who do not fall in love with the bubur injin.
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