Things I can do in Indonesia: Food and Dining
Indonesia is ethnically rich. It is a melting point of numerous ethnicities, not only from parts of Asia but from Europe, Oceania and the US. Food as such, reflects this amalgam of cultures in Indonesia and it helps to break the expatriate into their new country of residence by providing them with what they’re familiar with while offering them traditional alternatives at the same time.
The general diet in Indonesia is rice, also known as nasi in Bahasa. The most popular food here is nasi goreng or ‘fried rice’. Seafood is also a regular feature on menus in restaurants in Indonesia.
Indonesians have a preference for spice in their food and local delicacies like nasi ayam penyet (Flat Chicken Rice) are hugely popular for its spiciness among Asians outside of Indonesia.
There are also many Western restaurants and fast food outlets like Macdonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. Some popular dining places among expatriates are Black Cat Jazz and Supper Club (Cajun/Creole cuisine), Emilie (a French restaurant), Maroush Restaurant (Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Moroccan and Turkish cuisine fusion) and Rustique Grill & Wine (European cuisine). These restaurants and more are located in and around Jakarta.
In Bali, beach restaurants are quite popular. Expatriates in the Kuta region can enjoy affordable food at the Bianca Restaurant & Bar, Kopi Pot, Queen’s Tandoor and Un’s Restaurant at Kuta Beach.
At Legian Beach, Bali, expatriates can patronize places such as Mama’s German Restaurant, Ryoshi and Zanzibar.
Sumber : Rumah.com