Hi FooDies! Do you enjoy local foods? Indonesia has various culinary treats to enjoy. No matter how many foods we try from all over the world, menus from our home country will always have a special spot in our hearts and bellies!
Did you know that there are many Indonesian foods acknowledged globally? Here are the top 4 Indonesian foods known worldwide for its delicious taste!
You might have guessed this first one! Rendang has been recognized as the most delicious food in the world. Rendang, or meat cooked in coconut milk and a mixture of spices, is not only enjoyed by the locals. It is even considered as one of the World Cultural Heritages from West Sumatra!
2. Nasi kuning
Nasi kuning was the winner in a rice-based food festival by Foodbeast, beating rice dishes from other countries such as Venezuela and Spain. Loved for its authentic appearance and taste, nasi kuning is made of rice cooked in turmeric, coconut milk, and other spices. This savory dish is best enjoyed with simple side dishes such as omelette, teri kacang, chicken, and sambal. What a mouthwatering treat!
Lumpia is one of the local foods from Semarang, Central Java, made up for mixed vegetables, meat, and vermicelli. Although it’s more of a snack than a main course, lumpia also has its own award, being acknowledged as one of Indonesia’s Cultural Heritages by UNESCO back in 2014!
Satay is a widely popular food both locally and abroad. Indonesia has various types of sate, from sate Padang, sate Madura, sate Ponorogo, and many more. Abroad, you might also be familiar with the yakitori satay from Japan, or the Turkish kebab satay. Indonesia’s version of satay is one of the most famous and loved ones worldwide. What’s your favorite type of sate?
Doesn’t it just put a smile on your face that our local foods are actually acknowledged and deeply loved worldwide? If you’re looking for your favorite local dishes to try, feel free to check the recommendations on FooDoo app!