What to Eat While Traveling Around Indonesia: Top 5 Ones to Try

Have you been thinking about traveling around Indonesia? Being not a native Indonesian, there might be some of you who worry about not meeting the taste of the foods while staying there. Well, Indonesia is a country that offers foods rich in spices. There are many familiar dishes, but distinctively made with Indonesian spices. I am sure that you won’t regret having to taste those delicious foods. Let me tell you 5 top ones here.

Javanese National Dish Sate Ayam

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First than anything, you need to try the national dish of Java. This dish is known by the name Sate Ayam. Basically, it is a dish of skewered and grilled chicken that is served together with peanut sauce full of flavor. The way it is cooked and eaten is simply like how you do with BBQ. Eaten with sweet spicy sauce, they will make nice blend of taste on your tongue. Touring around Indonesia will feel great with such tasty food to eat.

Nasi Goreng with Indonesian Spices

After Sate Ayam, you’ve got to try Nasi Goreng no matter what. This dish is commonly known by the name of fried rice. Originally, it might have been the famous Southeast Asian style of stir-frying cooked rice. However, what is so different about Indonesian Nasi Goreng is that the dish is made with the very own Indonesian mix of spices. Of course, the taste would be different than any other fried rice out there. It is worth to try.

Yogyakarta City Gudeg of Indonesia


If you ever go to the Central Java, you will find the city of Yogyakarta there. Traveling around Indonesia, especially to this very city would not feel any complete without eating a food called Gudeg. Basically, it is stew dish made from young jack fruit mixed with various ingredients, like palm sugar, coconut milk, meat, garlic, and other spices. That is why Gudeg is considered to be one of the world’s most flavorful foods to try.

Rendang Minangkabau of Indonesia


Do you like eating curry dishes? If so, there is one interesting dry curry dish to try in Indonesia. This dish is simply called Rendang. Originally coming from Padang/Minangkabau in West Sumatra, this dish offers meats, like liver, chicken, goat, etc. mixed with coconut milk and various spices. All of them are cooked until dry, leaving intense taste and texture. Mostly made to be spicy, it is one of the best Indonesian foods for travelers.

Jakarta Soup Soto Mie of Indonesia

What to Eat While Traveling Around Indonesia Top 5 Ones to Try
What can we try in Jakarta then? Speaking about traveling around Indonesia, I am sure that you won’t miss visiting this capital city of Indonesia. If you make your visit or even stay there, you better try its soup dish called Soto Mie. It is a soup made of chicken or beef, noodles, and sliced risoles spring rolls. It makes perfect dish to eat while it is warm. Many people enjoy eating it in whatever weather there is. Give it a go then!

Description: Traveling around Indonesia would offer you various cuisines to learn and taste yourself. They include Sate Ayam, Nasi Goreng, Gudeg, Rendang, and Soto Mie.
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