Different countries have their own different cuisines and being able to have your own restaurant in another country is already an honour and a way of patronizing your own cuisine. In Singapore, there are a lot of different kinds of restaurants and a foreign restaurant that you can find in there is an Indonesian restaurant. It is undeniable that Indonesian cuisine is unique and delicious and we are going to know more about it later.
Bay Hotel is one of the few hotels in Singapore that exclusively cater Indonesian food. Located near the Harbourfront area, diners can be rewarded with Indonesian food cooked in a modern twist, along with a panoramic view of the south side of Singapore. Bay Hotel Restaurant is one you should definitely look out if you want to taste Indonesian food in a comfortable setting. You can view more here: http://www.bayhotelsingapore.com/dining.
Next, SBS Food will tell us more information about Indonesian food. Let us read below.
About Indonesian food
With 6,000 islands, there are many regional specialties, but wherever you are in Indonesia, most meals, including breakfast, are based around rice. Literally meaning “fried rice”, nasi goreng is considered the national dish of Indonesia and can be found everywhere from street hawker carts to dinner parties or restaurants. It is a meal of stir-fried rice spiced with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallot, garlic, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, mainly egg, chicken, prawns or salted dried fish.
Sambals are also a cornerstone of the cuisine and these chilli-based condiments may be either freshly made or store-bought. There are many types of sambals, all of which combine a variety of chilli peppers with different combinations of spices, fruits or vegetables.
Indonesians believe in giving a “kick start” to their palate with the heat of chilli and the sour crunch of pickles, so meals generally comprise rice, sambal and pickles with small amounts of meats, seafood or vegetables, often in curry form. People eat either with their right hand or with a spoon and fork. Read more here.
The Indonesian cuisine already has an influence from other countries but their ethnic style still makes them unique from the others. Some appreciated Indonesian foods are provided above and you should definitely try them. What is good is that Indonesian cuisine is also already spreading around the world. LIGAYA MISHAN will tell us about it through her article below.
Spreading the Flavors of Indonesia, One Table at a Time
Yours is the best table in the house, and the only one: bright yellow between two black metal folding chairs, pressed against a freezer stacked with tempeh packets and a wall of instant curry noodles.
Every Tuesday, Indo Java, a grocery in Elmhurst, Queens, turns into one of the city’s smallest restaurants. Anastasia Dewi Tjahjadi, the chef, makes a single dish, whatever her fancy, from 1 to 8 p.m. (Call ahead in the morning if you’d like to ask about the menu.) No sign alerts passers-by; customers come by word-of-mouth, mostly fellow Indonesian immigrants from the neighborhood and longtime fans of Ms. Tjahjadi’s from when she cooked a block away at Java Village, now shuttered. If the table is taken, you may wander the aisles (there are two) while you wait, shopping for soursop leaves and bika ambon cake mix.
Ms. Tjahjadi, a native of Surabaya in East Java, left the country after the 1998 attacks against Indonesians of Chinese descent and found asylum in the United States. She opened Indo Java in 2007 and started serving meals there last year, calling her pop-up restaurant Warung Selasa, or Tuesday Warung. Read more here.
This one particular place is already enough for people to experience the flavours of Indonesia. It may not be a big area with plenty of tables and seats, but the food offered every night makes this place special and appreciated by different people. Next up is Singapore. The Best Singapore will tell us about five best Indonesian restaurants in Singapore.
THE 5 BEST INDONESIAN RESTAURANTS IN SINGAPORE
Indonesian culinary art gets inspiration from different cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, Middle East, European and its very own ethnic foods. People of the thousand islands country use spices as major ingredients and blend them in various ways to create different lingering tastes for each dish.
In order to taste authentic Indonesian food in Singapore you can either learn to cook with a recipe from your Indonesian friend or go to one of the restaurants listed below.
- TAMBUAH MAS INDONESIAN RESTAURANT
- Indonesian home-style cuisine from Padang, Sulawesi, and Java: As one of the oldest Indonesian restaurants in Singapore, Tambuah Mas has won people’s hearts by serving up all the basic dishes from Padang, Sulawesi, and Java. Those dishes are prepared by native Indonesian chefs and using guarded family recipes to maintain the authenticity. Read more here.
There are five restaurants mentioned above and their details include some of their highlights and also their full reviews. We can now easily decide where to go to if we are ever planning to try. Indonesian food is delicious and interesting that is why it is being spread and introduced around the world. If you are planning to go to Indonesia, have a try of their cuisine. But if you are lucky enough, you can already find Indonesian restaurants around your areas