Indonesia is composed of 17 thousand islands, with as many as 300 different ethnic groups. There are many regional specialty recipes, often based upon the indigenous cultures and religious believes, which may also be influences by the Indian, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, English and the Dutch traders and immigrants.
Due to the rich volcanic soil, humid climate and geographic location, Indonesia is blessed with tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, spices and herbs, together with abundant seafood, meats, nuts & seed, making the cuisine one of the most vibrant and exciting one in the world. Traditionally, steamed rice is the staple food and often surrounded by several other dishes, meals are mostly served family style and eaten with fork and spoon, or sometimes with bare hands. Being a coffee producing country, Indonesians enjoy their cup of coffee, either with breakfast, sweet snacks or deep fried bananas. And to cool off from the warm weather, icy cold drinks and desserts are also loved by the locals.
Street food is another popular way to discover the taste of Indonesia, lots of satay, grilled or deep fried foods, fresh fruits and desserts are sold in the small stalls on the side of the streets. And here are some of the most popular Indonesian foods that we make with ANKO’s machines, such as nasi goreng (fried rice), mie goreng (fried noodles), spring rolls, samosa, roti (flatbread), Bakpao (steamed meat buns) and the most popular krupuk (deep fried shrimp crackers).