If you ever visit Indonesia, there can be so many things that you always miss, just like their food. Speaking of the food in this archipelago, it always comes to their traditional food as the main course that worth to take a bite.
Most of Indonesian main course comes with almost same spices and herbs. That makes them have a similar taste from one to another. Commonly Indonesian adding some chilly peppers or another seasoning in many amounts to make it a bit different in taste.
Even so, most Indonesian main course has always delicious tastes that can be hard to find in another country but Indonesia. Since there are so many of them, now we summarized one of them that becomes the most delicious main course that can be mouthwatering.
Let’s check them out below!
1. Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng or commonly called Indonesian rice fried becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It contains rice that steamed properly then cooked stir-fried with a combination of Indonesian spices.
There are so many types of Nasi Goreng, such as Nasi Goreng seafood, chicken, beef, meatball, or even the special ones as the mix of these side dishes. Different cities and regions in Indonesia make it has a different taste as well.
Nasi Goreng becomes one of the famous worldwide main dishes in Indonesia from time to time. This becomes one of the most magnetic food for tourism visits in Indonesia.
2. Indonesian Satay
Any type of Indonesian satay or Sate in Indonesia becomes one of the most delicious main courses that healthier to consume. They are made from beef, chicken, meatball, pork, or even mushrooms.
Most Indonesian satays are roasted properly above the hot charcoal that makes it more delicious to taste. They come more nutritious and have a lower calorie from the roasting cook style.
3. Sop Buntut
Sop Buntut or the Indonesian oxtail soup becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It contains cow’s or goat’s oxtail, which cooked properly with some Indonesian spices, carrot, potatoes, and poured with the broth.
Sop Buntut is perfect to consume with hot chilly pepper sauce, rice, kind of tempeh Garit, and any types of Krupuk in Indonesia or the prawn crackers. It is perfect to consume in your lunch, which will bring your energy back so that you can get ready to face another half-day forward.
4. Sop Konro
Sop Konro becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It comes originally from the Bugis tribe in Makassar, South Sulawesi. It contains ribs cow, which cooked properly with some Indonesian spices such as nutmeg, turmeric, cinnamon, clove, Kluwek, and many more.
Sop Konro has black color of the soup because of the Kluwek as the unique Indonesian spices. It used to make using the buffalo beef, but as time goes by, the cow becomes the main ingredient of it. After that, it becomes one of the most famous main dishes in Indonesia that comes from Makassar.
The process of making Sop Konro can be hard even for some Indonesian. That because it needs a detailed cooking process that not everyone can do properly. That is why this soup becomes so popular both within the process and the taste.
Bakso or Indonesian meatballs soup becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It contains meatballs, yellow and glass noodles, then is poured properly with the beef broth. The juicy and bouncy texture on the meatballs becomes everyone’s favorite so far.
There so many types of Bakso outside the beef such as fish Bakso, shrimp Bakso, beef tendons or Bakso Urat, rib Bakso or Bakso Rusuk, and even pork Bakso. All of them are worth to taste which you can find them anywhere in Indonesia such as in the most famous Yogyakarta street food.
Rendang becomes one of the most iconic main courses in Indonesia that has a delicious taste. It is made from beef that is cooked properly in over eight hours of the process so that the taste of the spice can be more absorbed within the chewy texture of the beef.
The original Rendang has a spicy taste in some different levels that makes some people modify it into their preferences. The deeper taste of Indonesian spices makes it more delicious to taste than perfect to consume with hot and sticky rice as the most popular Indonesian staple food.
Gado-Gado is a type of Indonesian salad which becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It contains lettuce, potatoes, sprouts, cabbage, egg, then poured properly with peanut sauce.
Gado-Gado in Indonesian refers to mixing some foods on one plate that becomes one of the most popular food in Yogyakarta. It can be anything you want outside the rice, even though some people still using rice. Commonly they are using some vegetables that easier to mix and easy to digest.
8. Ayam Taliwang
Ayam Taliwang becomes one of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia. It comes originally from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It contains Kampong chicken that cooked properly with the Indonesian chili pepper mixed with some Indonesian spices.
Commonly Ayam Taliwang consumes hot rice and sauteed kale. It is perfect to consume in your lunch to bring back your energy from the half-day of work or school. The chewy and juicy texture of it makes your appetite rise constantly.
So, there are some of the most delicious main courses in Indonesia that can make mouthwatering. Have you ever tried them all? Which one that becomes one of your favorite so far?