Enjoy The Lip-Smacking Heterogeneous Street Food Of Indonesia

Post by Uzma Kidwai | Feb 27, 2017

Indonesia is an archipelago which has a vast number of islands and around thirty-four provinces. This makes Indonesia, indeed a heterogeneous country with each province and island having its own culture, ethnic diversity, and variety. This not only implies to the culture but also the food.  As you voyage from north to south and from east to west, you see the food and culinary difference at each place. 

The authenticity of any traditional cuisine can be relished and savored by enjoying them at the street stalls. Food served at the high-end restaurant is undoubted, best by the learned chefs and served with sophistication. However, the street food lets you smell, taste and feel the traditional culinary in all sense.

Well, Indonesian cuisine may not be talked about much, but we think it’s time to bring the delicious, mouthwatering Indonesian street food into the limelight! Below we provide you the rundown of 5 amazingly delicious food of Indonesia.

Nasi Goreng Nasi Goreng, is Indonesia's signature dish when it comes to its street food. It is definitely Indonesians’ favorite. A plate of stirred fried rice complemented with eggs, prawns/ chicken, salted dried fish, goat meat, or anything that you may like chili, and veggies will surely make your mouth water. And definitely, kerupuk should not be missed!

Lumpia Spring rolls? Yes, if you are familiar to spring rolls, lumpia is exactly what it is! Lumpia is stuffed with bamboo shoots, minced meat and veggies as well. The dish is served with shallots and with sour soy sauce. Or simply it can be enjoyed with the chili pepper as well.

Kerak Telor Betawi people in Jakarta have kerak telor as their traditional snack. It is basically a kind of spicy omelet fried with glutinous rice and served with serundeng (fried shredded coconut) and fried shallot.

Bakso Bakso is Indonesian meatballs served in chicken broth soup, rice vermicelli or yellow noodles sprinkled with fried shallots, celery, and sambal. A favorite among students, this savory meatball noodle soup gained international fame when U.S. President Barack Obama remembered it as one of his favorites during a visit to Jakarta.

Mie Ayam When you are in Indonesia you will come to know that Mie is a very popular dish here. It is because it is! This variation of noodle dish is served with chicken broth soup. It is usually topped with sweet seasoned chicken, scallion, kai Choy, and dumplings.

So, these were the 5 Indonesian street foods that can be relished by the foodies!