The Indonesian food I had when I toured the country in the fall of 2016 was some of the best food I've ever eaten in my life. Already being a fan of Asian food, I was in heaven!
I was told before I left for Indonesia that I would be eating a lot of seafood, chicken, and rice. All my favorites! I could live on just those foods!
One of the best ways to sample another land is through food. Once you have the recipes, you can shop for ingredients and then use your kitchen table as a vehicle to that country.
If you have kids at home, you could even talk about the country or perhaps play some of the traditional games after dinner. My kids always loved learning that way.
The beauty of Indonesia was breathtaking. I hope to go back again to see more of Gili Trawangan, Raja Ampat, and Bandung. Bali is also on my bucket list. I've heard it's amazing. The people were so friendly everywhere we went. I really hated to leave!
At least I can have a taste of the country with these recipes for traditional Indonesian food. These recipes bring together many different regions throughout history. When all these areas come jointly with the indigenous ingredients, they create something truly amazing. Travel to Indonesia during your next family meal and enjoy.
Recipes for Indonesian Food
Mie Goreng (Stir-Fry Noodles) | Seonkyoung Longest
We love stir fry noodles, and shrimp is my favorite food. The egg on top makes this a favorite!
Spicy Indonesian Street Cart Noodles | Delightful Delicious Delovely Blog
When I travel I want to try all the street food! This vegan recipe looks like our kind of dish!
Indonesian Chicken Curry | The Wanderlust Kitchen
Oh, this chicken curry! I can't wait to fill my home with this delicious aroma!
Indonesian Fried Rice | Kitchen Sanctuary
This is not your everyday fried rice, my friend! And another egg to top it off! This one really looks amazing.
Soto Ayam (Soup) | 196 Flavors
Soup is always a win in my house, and we love ginger! My daughters both go to college in Canada where there is also so much great Asian food. They will love this soup!
Indonesian Fried Rice | Vikalinka
This fried rice can be made in just 20 minutes! Adding this to my list. My family has been talking about Asian food all week. It's time!!
And just look at this. I want to make it for breakfast!
Indonesian Honey Garlic Chicken | Little Spice Jar
Doesn't this look heavenly? My husband loves chicken thighs. He's the grill master when it comes to chicken, but I think I might win on this one. Going to try it this week!
Dadar Jagung (Corn Fritters) | Indonesia Eats
Corn fritters are amazing everywhere, but these look especially yummy!
Indonesian Beef Ribs Soup | Daily Cooking Quest
This looks like comfort food to me! I'm going to have to head to our local Asian market for a lot of these ingredients, but I can't wait to make it!
Chicken Rendang | Rasa Malaysia
This chicken is just mouthwatering! You'll find a lot of delicious Malaysian recipes there, too. I loved visiting Malaysia last year with Holland America!
Satay Recipe | Will Fly For Food
We love satay, and this looks like an easy recipe! I ate a lot of satay in Indonesia. It really is one dish that people all over the world make at home as it's easy to make on the grill or stovetop. Grilling is definitely our choice - perfect for this recipe!
Grilled Sambal Chicken | Feasting At Home
Another easy recipe! Doesn't this make you want to start prepping for this for dinner? Off to see if we have chicken!
Young Jackfruit Curry | What to Cook Today
I met so many people who love jackfruit in Indonesia but never had a chance to try it. Now I will if I can find it at my local Asian market.
Pork Tenderloin | Tide and Thyme
We make pork tenderloins on a pretty regular basis, but we needed a new recipe! This one really looks delicious.
Indonesian Fried Cauliflower | Eat Drink Paleo
I haven't tried to make cauliflower rice yet, have you? This makes me hungry so I guess I better get on that!
Indonesian Beef Meatballs | The Flavor Bender
I just love this site and can't wait to try some of the recipes from the 'mad scientist' behind them!
Curry With Fish | Wander Cooks
Fish is so good for you, and if your family doesn't eat enough of it, you just need to try some new recipes like this one!
You may also enjoy these recipes for delicious Indonesian Snacks!
Where to Stay When Visiting Indonesia
Though traveling to Indonesia does take a lot of time, knowing where to stay when you fly into Jakarta makes it easier. After a good night's sleep, you'll be refreshed and ready to explore. I picked up a travel guide before I left and it was so helpful to learn about the different regions before I arrived in the country.
Please let me know if you visit Indonesia. I'd love to read about your travels there!
And if you're intimidated about traveling around Asia, consider taking a cruise. I went on the Holland America Maasdam 20-day Southeast Asia cruise and saw six countries and only unpacked once. What could be better than traveling like that? Spend one day in Singapore before or after your cruise. It's a great city!