9 Mandatory Foods to Eat in Indonesia in Pictures

By Mark Wiens 3 Comments

This is the pictorial version of the “9 Mandatory Foods to Eat in Indonesia (click this for all the food descriptions).”  All dishes must be eaten with large amounts of sambal (ground chili sauce) to maximize flavors.

1. Hot Plate

Spicy Seafood Hot Plate
Spicy Seafood Hot Plate

2. Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur
Rice and Curry Buffet

3. Gado Gado

Gado Gado
Vegetable and Rice Cake in Peanut Sauce

4. Lotek

Lotek
Mixed Salad

5. Indonesian Sate

Goat Sate with Peanut Sauce
Goat Sate with Peanut Sauce

6. Ikan Bakar

Ikan Bakar Meal
Grilled Fish Meal

7. Soto Ayam

Soto Ayam
Breakfast Chicken Soup

8. Babi Guling

Suckling Pig
Roasted Suckling Pig

9. Cap cay

Cap cay
Fried Vegetables and Egg

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  • Devi Yuliasari

    5 years ago

    You must try Gudeg Mercon in Yogyakarta. It’s crazy spicy and full of chillies. And try chicken feet too.

  • Allen

    10 years ago

    I shouldn’t have read this post before lunch. All I can think of is soto ayam and sate. My staple when I was in Jakarta.