By: Awang Darmawan, S.Pd
The culture of eating every nation is different. Westerners consume lots of meat and use forks and knives. The Japanese like raw seafood without any ripening process. Arabs and Indians like to consume bread with a mixture of curry sauce and served in large trays. The Chinese love to eat noodles in their daily life.
Indonesian also has some habits in eating. If you visit the Restauran in Indonesia you will find the following three things.
Lalapan is Vegetables and fruit served raw with staple food like rice. The Lalapan culture is known to originate from the Sundanese in West Java where the people there require vegetables or raw fruits on the table with rice and side dishes.
Here are some names of vegetables
Cassava leaves boiled
usually this vegetable is consumed by dicocolkan to sambal. for those of you who just tasted fresh vegetables. please be careful because some vegetables can cause side effects.
Sambal or sambel is the oldest inheritance of Indonesian culinary. Sambal has existed since the royal period in Indonesia. Indeed Indonesian people can not be separated from sambal. sambal become mandatory menu that must exist at meal time. in many areas of his community loved the sambal even enjoy ice cream also using sambal. according to Saniani Ganie cultural researcher. there are 100 types of sambal that exist in Indonesia and even each province has its own recipe sauce.
Some kind of chilli
sambal Soto Mi
Sambal Soto Kediri
Sambal Soto Pekalongan
Sambal Soto Banjar
Sambal Soto Buwono
Sambal Soto Sambutan Sukaraja Sambutan Sambung Sambung
Sambal Lado Uap
Sambal Ikan Teri Asin Sambal Petis Udang
Sambal Lada Petis
Sambal Goreng Peris
Sambal Lada Tomat
Sambal Jeruk Mentah
Sambal Terung Bakar
Sambal Lada Balimbiang
Sambal Pencit Mangga Muda
Sambal is made from chili that is ground and given a special spice then there are some kind of sautéed sauces. Sambal can be found in Various Restauran Indonesia and for those of you who have recently visited Indonesia are asked to be careful when eating sambal because it can cause digestive problems.
Kerupuk are the most popular food of Indonesian society. If you visit the restaurant of Indonesia you will be able to see a pile of small flat-shaped food fried on a table or in a jar. Certainly is a cracker.
According to folklore Kerupuk Derived from a very poor family. Because they could not afford to buy the side dish, the family took the initiative to cut the cassava into a small flake and fry it with a crisp then make a side dish for the family.
each region in Indonesia has a characteristic of each cracker.
Kerupuk Daun Bambu Kerupuk Pangsit
Kerupuk Jawer Nanggerang kerupuk Bawang
Kerupuk Kulit Pisang
The ingredients of the crackers are Tapioca Starch plus various spices. in some areas added milled fish or shrimp milled. then the dough in a flat piece then dried and fried or roasted.
To the tourists are expected to be careful with culinary Indonesia because if you are not familiar you will experience side effects from the food.
let’s visit Indonesia. Enjoy the natural charm, the hospitality of the community. Let’s go to Indonesia.