Empal gepuk is an Indonesian sweet ans spicy fried beef dish, that is commonly popular in West Java. The boiled beef pieces are beaten using stone pestle or meat pounder to loosen the meat fibers and spread its size a little bit.
Rujak is a traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish and is available from street vendors all over Indonesia. This spicy dish consists mostly of fruit and some vegetables and can be eaten as a snack in its own right, or occasionally as an accompaniment to a meal.
Mangut is a typical food commonly found around Semarang (Central Java, Indonesia), but some mangut versions are also found in Solo and Yogyakarta (also Central Java) although not as popular as in Semarang. Mangut fish commonly made from smoked fish. This fish is then re-cooked with coconut milk and various spices. It's tasty, sweet and spicy.
Ayam Bakar Padang (grilled chicken Padang) with spicy seasoning has a distinctive flavor. Spicy flavor is wrapped with a savory taste of native coconut milk and spices derived from natural herbs such as ginger, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves to make recipes indigenous grilled chicken is favored by many people of Indonesia.
Tahu Kuning is yellow tofu, which is caused by the water of the soaking tofu is given turmeric. Tahu Kuning is a typical food of Kediri (East Java, Indonesia), because its manufacture center is often found in Kediri. Tahu Kuning has a rectangular shape and is slightly flat. This tofu also has better density than white tofu, so when cut tofu is not easily crushed.
Black food can indeed make many people lose appetite, but unlike the case with this one recipe; cumi bumbu tinta hitam (squid with black sauce). Black ink in the squid stomach - not only tastes delicious and adds taste, but also beneficial for many health.
Traditional cuisine typical Cianjur (West Java, Indonesia) is better known by the term Bumbu Kuning (yellow spice). Bumbu Kuning is known to taste and can neutralize the fishy smell. Milkfish or other types of fish will be here combined with Acar Bumbu Kuning. Acar Bumbu Kuning provides a sense of counterweight to taste the fish is not too dominant or it feels more varied in the mouth.
Deep fried food is a common street snack in Indonesia. Numerous glassed booths line the roadsides with signs reading gorengan (fried food or fritter). Not so healthy, but delicious. One of the most popular is tahu isi (or fried stuffed tofu). The local will eat these stuffed tofu by taking one bite of tofu and one bite of the hot chili alternately. I like it with some Indonesian peanut sauce.
Cap cay is an Indonesian style chop suey. This is the Hokkien-derived term for a popular Chinese Indonesian stir fried vegetable dish that originates from Fujian cuisine. I prefer Cap Cay with chicken breast, baso and prawns.