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In Indonesia, food resembles people

Every country has its own unique food or drink which is special to the country. Like pasta and spaghetti from Italy or taco from Mexico.

For Indonesia, the Indonesian food is not only special and dear to the country, but also characterizes or resembles the people in the area.
Two examples of this are Padang food and Middle Java food.

Padang food (See information about it in this post) is known for its spiciness which resembles the Padang people or West Sumatra people who are identically seen as people who speak loudly and speak whatever is on their mind.

Rendang, a  spicy food from Padang

Rendang, a spicy food from Padang

Middle Java food, is known for its sweetness which resembles the people living there who are calm and not big-headed.

Gudeg rice, a sweet food from Middle Java

Gudeg rice, a sweet food from Middle Java

The food there is not spicy but sweet because the condiment used is not spicy. They used fruits as the condiments to give the sweet and the sour taste to the food. Like Gudeg rice, the Gudeg is made from young jack fruit which is boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk.

The most common Gudeg rice comes from Yogyakarta, and is usually sweeter, drier and reddish in because of the addition of teak leaves. What is unique about it is that it needs around three days just to make Gudeg. It can stay delicious for two days after, though.
If you are interested, you can buy this in the local restaurant in Yogyakarta for around IDR 10.000 to 20.000 ( $ US 1 to 2).

(See this video to know more about Gudeg rice)

Of course, with all the varieties spread out throughout Indonesia, various adjustments are made to the foods to fit the tongue of the local people in each area.

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Stay at your home for VIP culinary service

Most of your daily routine would be going to market to buy groceries every morning, cooking food for lunch and dinner, then repeat again for tomorrow, right?
So, what would you do when you are getting bored with the routine, or maybe you are too tired to cook?
You will try something new, you will go eat outside, have some dinner at some fancy restaurant or cafe, or trying the new local restaurant, or maybe just ordering pizza or Mcd or KFC to your house, won’t you?

Well, if you are in Indonesia, you don’t need to order food to be delivered BECAUSE the food will come right to your house.
Just wait in your living room and keep your ears open. Sooner or later, a sound like “tac tac tac” can be heard.
Satay, noodle, fried rice, kebab, burger, rujak (fruit salad), siomay (dumplings), batagor (fried tofu and meatball), pempekand even coffee so you don’t need to go to Starbucks.
All of them will come passing your house, and all you need to do is to call them by clapping your hands.

Furthermore, you can also see them cooking in front of you. A very VIP service, isn’t it?
One thing you must remember, though, is that you have to use your own cutlery. You must not use their plate, spoon, fork, chopsticks, or knife at all.
Why? Because they only use 1 bucket of water to clean all their cutleries over and over, so you can imagine the diseases like diarrhea, hepatitis, and others can happen any time.

Also, you need to have a stomach medicine because there is a big chance that you will not get used to Indonesian food easily.
(I suggest ‘Norit’ because my foreign friend got his stomachache cured quickly with it)

(See this video to see a pretty skillful fried rice seller, you might see this by your own eyes someday if you come to Indonesia)

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