My Favorite Indonesian Food

Posted November 6th, 2008 in Food 8 Comments »

oxtail soup with rice


Oxtail soup!! 🙂  I know some people hate oxtails, or other weird parts of meat like feet and tongues, but I LOVE THEM.  In Japan you can find many kinds of offal in Yakiniku restaurants and they are my favorite:p

Actually I’d never had chance to eat oxtail soup till I went to Jakarta last year.  When I found “oxtail soup” on the menu board at a food court, I decided to try it without hesitation.  and it was really good!

When I make oxtail soup at home I use pressure cooker, it’s just because that it makes the cooking time much shorter and the meat much tenderer.  You don’t even need to use your teeth to bite the meat, it melts (>v<)


And this fried prawn.  It looks like Tempura but it tastes totally different.  The coating flour is seasoned and and kinda salty.  Goes very well with seafood:)



Ayam Goreng!  This is a famous Indonesian food:)  I like them with wings, eaten with sambal chili (terasi)


Bak Mee:)  This is a egg noodle soup with wantons, chicken, mushroom and spinach.  I always eat with fresh cut chili.

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8 Comments on “My Favorite Indonesian Food”

  1. 1 tokyo5 said at 2:22 pm on November 6th, 2008:

    >weird parts of meat like feet and tongues

    I’ve never had Indonesian food…but that comment reminds me…I love Okinawan food! Pig feet. ミミガ, etc…

    And Orion Beer!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 2:26 pm on November 6th, 2008:

    Oh yeah, Okinawan food is very different from normal Japanese food isn’t it?
    I love them too:) They are healthy and yummy!

    Orion beer… is it Okinawan beer?
    Mimiga is my favorite too:)

  3. 3 tokyo5 said at 2:50 pm on November 6th, 2008:

    Yes, Okinawa is like Japan’s Hawaii! (Hawaii is America but the food and culture is different)!

    And yes, Orion Beer is Okinawa’s brew! Kirin Beer is my favorite…but after Kirin, I like Orion.

    Okinawa is “My Pace“! (How do you say “My Pace” in English?? 😉 )
    I grew up in Florida…it’s “My Pace” there, too!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 12:42 am on November 7th, 2008:

    I’ve been to Okinawa 3 times, 2 for diving and 1 for homestay at American family in the base. I couldn’t tour around much then so I want to visit as a tourist next time:)

  5. 5 Yutsuki said at 11:13 am on November 7th, 2008:

    You’ve gotta lots of chance to eat so many kinds of food…envy you!!
    Mi Goreng is Indonesian food, right?
    Mi Goreng(instant noodle) is the only Indonesian food I’ve had…
    I also like eating strange parts of meat !
    Especially tongue is my favorite(^_^)
    Gyutan with fresh lemon juice… soooo yummy(>u<*)

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 2:47 pm on November 7th, 2008:

    Hello Yutsuki
    Oh my gosh, I LOVE Gyutan (beef tongue) too!! I definitely go to Yakiniku restaurant in Japan (><)
    Yes Mee Goreng is Indonesian food:) How about satay (sate) and Nasi Goreng? They are Indonesian food too.

  7. 7 tokyo5 said at 4:31 pm on November 7th, 2008:

    BTW, I just added a link to your site from my blog.

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 11:59 pm on November 7th, 2008:

    I was actually going to ask you too!
    I’ll add a link to yours, too.

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