With over 17,000 islands in the archipelago, it is not surprising that the food in Indonesia is as diverse as the people. Native spices such as nutmeg and cloves turn otherwise-lackluster dishes into something.
Nasi Goreng: The national dish of Indonesia, this orange-colored fried rice is simple yet delicious.It’s often topped with a fried egg.
Gado-Gado: Perfect for vegetarians, gado-gado is stir-fried or boiled vegetables in thick-and-sweet peanut sauce.
Tempeh: Vegetarians around the world are grateful for Indonesia’s healthy protein option. Fermented soybeans are compressed into cakes to create a firm-textured tofu with a nutty taste. The tempeh cakes are sliced and used in dishes as a meat substitute.