Gule/Gulai is a local Indonesian curry dish. It is yellowish in color, can be made as thinner soup or thicker consistency, depending on different area of Indonesia. The main ingredients are mutton, beef or poultry, seafood and vegetables. It is very popular for Indonesian especially during the Moslem New Year Holiday. Gulai ingredients consist of rich spices such as shallot, garlic, turmeric, coriander, galangal, nutmeg, ginger, chilli, cumin, lemongrass, clove and cinnamon.
Kare/Curry is Indonesian yellow curry soup, cooked with coconut milk. Main ingredients are poultry, beef or mutton. Can be made into vegetarian dish, using tofu, tempeh, or eggplant and other vegetables. It is popular especially during the Moslem New Year Holiday. Kare ingredients are white pepper, coriander, cumin, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, chilli, shallot and ginger.
Opor is Indonesian white curry, originated in Java island. There are variations of opor, the common one being chicken and egg opor. Tofu opor is also popular for vegetarian. . It is popular especially during the Moslem New Year Holiday. It is usually eaten with rice or ketupat/lontong (compressed rice cake in banana leaves) Opor ingredients are coriander, white pepper, cumin, Lemongrass, ginger, lime leaves, galangal, shallot, garlic.
Rendang is a very popular rich tasting meat dish in Indonesia. Originated in Sumatra, it was served at occasions to honor guests. In 2011 it was named by CNN as the number one dish of the 50 Most delicious Foods in the world. It is cooked slowly in coconut milk and rich spices until the sauce becomes thick in cosistency. Rendang Ingredients are coriander, pepper, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, galangal, chilli, shallots and garlic.
Original Soto Ayam
Soto ayam is yellow chicken soup, originated from Java. This soup is very popular in Indonesia. Served warm, it is considered comfort food by the Indonesian. The yellow soup broth is poured on bowls with shredded chicken, vermicelli, fried sliced potatoes, and hard boiled eggs. Add some lime juice to this dish to add some zing.
Spices for this soup is lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, lime leaves, pepper, garlic and shallots.
Original Soto Madura
Soto Madura is a soto soup, originated from Madura. Soto is a very popular soup in Indonesia. The main ingredients will be beef and offal/innards, such as tripe, brisket, lung, brain, liver. Same as all soto, lime juice and sambal/chilli paste will be added to add the liveliness of this dish. Soto is eaten with rice.
Spices for this soup is white pepper, coriander, lemolngrass, ginger, turmeric, galangal, garlic and shallots.
Original Ayam Goreng
Ayam goring/Indonesian fried chicken is popular throughout Indonesia, usually eaten with rice. It is also a popular dish for elaborate meal like rijstaffel or nasi kuning (yellow rice) along with other dishes. The method to cook Indonesian Ayam goring is to cook the chicken and the spices mixture in boiling water, until the chicken becomes tender, sauce thickened and the spices absorbed. Then deep fry the chicken until golden brown. Ayam goring ingredients are galangal, coriander, pepper, turmeric, lemongrass, lime leaves, and garlic.
Rawon is a black soup dish specific to East Java. This soup has a strong rich taste and black color that comes from black nut/keluak (pangeumedule). The main ingredients is beef. It is eaten with rice. The ingredients for this soup are keluak, garlic, shallots, chilli, coriander, lemongrass, turmeric, galangal and aromatic ginger.
Original Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng literally means fried rice in Indonesian. It is a very popular dish, sold everywhere from portable food cart on the street to high end restaurant. It is cooked with spices and accompanied by egg and shrimps or chicken. In 2011 it was named by CNN as the number two dish of the 50 Most delicious Foods in the world.
Original Bumbu Rujak
Bumbu rujak is the spices for grilled chicken. The chicken is cooked slowly in spices and coconut milk before grilling, in order for the chicken to absorb the spices. The remaining sauce can be used as baste while grilling, or as sauce when eating with rice. The spices mixture consist of coriander, cumin, turmeric, lime leaves, shallot, garlic and chilli.
Original Bumbu Bali
Bumbu bali is a saucy dish, suitable for beef, poultry, egg, fish or tofu and potato for vegetarian. The main ingredients is cooked in the spices mixture and chopped tomato until sauce thickened. Eaten with rice.
The spices for bumbu bali is shallots, garlic, ginger, sou sauce, and chilli.
Sop/soup is Indonesian beef or chicken soup, influenced by the Dutch. The most popular version of this soup is the oxtail soup. The ingredients are shallots, garlic, white pepper and nutmeg.
Semur is Indonesian beef stew braised in brown gravy. The origin of this dish can be traced in Java, and influenced by the Dutch. Semur can be served with rice, or as a part of the rijstaffel. Semur ranges from soupy dish to thicker consistency. The most common Semur is beef semur and ox tongue semur. Other semur like chicken semur, egg, potato and tofu semur are also served in some areas of Indonesia. The ingredients for this spices are soy sauce, shallots, garlic, chilli, pepper, cloves and nutmeg.
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