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Sunday, April 11, 2004
 
INDONESIAN CUISINE



It was for very good reason that early European explorers came to refer to the Indonesian Archipelago as 'the Spice Islands'. The richness, variety, and yes, spiciness of the cuisine found there is remarkable even today, and offers new delights and sensations for the most jaded palate..

This collection of recipes from Cooking by Country includes some good background..

..as does this site on Balinese cuisine..

Here's a few recipes from less well known provinces, such as Sulawesi and Kalimantan (part of Borneo)

And here's an enormous collection of Indonesian recipes from all over the archipelago..

And some from Asia Online..

A product of the Dutch plantation system was the superb feast of Indonesian delights, the rijsttafel

A Spicy Sumatran Vegetable Stew

Indonesia produces some of the worlds most exquisite coffee varieties..

..as well as many types of exotic and succulent fruits..

Enjoy! And if you try any, let me know how they come out!

Tripas llevan corazon, que no corazon tripas. (The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach.)
Miguel Cervantes

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