For our honeymoon, and my first experience traveling outside my familiar Western confines, we spent 10 days in Bali, split between the Ubud and the island of Nusa Lembongan. It was a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, with lots of remarkable food thrown in. We mostly stuck to yummy and cheap local cuisine, with the exception of one blowout dinner. Click through to see what we drank.
In many countries where the weather is very hot, the food is super spicy. As crazy as it may seem, the heat from the food actually results in cooling the body down. Spicy and sweet desserts are popular in the islands of Indonesia. One such dessert from Sumatra, is a hot fruit salad called Rujak Medan. Rich papaya, juicy pineapple, crispy jimaca, and tart apples are tossed in a simple processed sauce of roasted peanuts, hot chilies, brown sugar, and banana. To cool down by heating things up, make this exotic dessert. Get the recipe, just read more
If we've peaked your interest in Indonesian food, be sure to check out this site full of lovely Indonesian recipes - including one for an amazing sounding Ayam Semar Jawa (Javanese Sweet Chicken in Spicy Sauce). - Original Indonesian Recipe
There's something about avocados that I just love. They're creamy, luscious and downright tasty. So when I saw this recipe for a traditional Indonesian Avocado Shake, I absolutely went wild. Avocado shake, topped with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup?!? Doesn't that sound intriguing? I couldn't figure out where to rush out and get one, so I'll have to do the next best thing and give it a try at home. To check out the recipe and give it a whirl in your blender, read more
The first destination in this week's travel week is Indonesia. With over 300 ethnic groups, the food in Indonesia has been influenced by Chinese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Pacific Island and European cultures. With such a diverse food heritage, you can better believe that this country produces some seriously good eats. For today's dinner I thought we could all make a delicious beef curry. To check out the recipe for this wonderfully fragrant meal, read more