Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Westhill Consulting Tours Review: Jakarta Street Food

Jakarta Street Food is a piece of the overall Java / Javanese cuisine, a chief ethnic group in Indonesia. It is well-known for dishes that are sweet, along with being simple. Java / Javanese cuisine can be separated into three main groups, Central Javanese, East Javanese and Common Javanese, all of which are extensively accessible in Jakarta. More and more food reviews are appreciating Jakarta’s cuisine.

Food in Jakarta can be seen in pushcarts along the streets, in cafes, mid-range eateries or fine restaurants. Meals usually consist of white rice, a salad or soup, a main dish of meat or seafood, and finished with a dessert. One dish meals are furthermore very usual. Ingredients that are normally used consist of palm sugar, white rice, potatoes, rice vermicelli, coconut milk, shrimp paste, ginger, turmeric, galangal, tamarind, carp, tilapia, gurame, catfish, chicken, goat, mutton, beef, chili, peanuts and bananas. Pork and beer is rarely consumed being most of Indonesia is Muslim.

Breakfast in Jakarta is typically a one dish, sit down meal, complemented by tea or a fruit juice. Busy office workers normally eat at pushcarts along the streets after work, whereas fried snacks are widespread through the day. Local fast-food, regularly a one dish meal of noodles or rice, is much more normal than International fast food brands. Local desserts are abundant, and variety from savory to sweet.

Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore: Gathered sample street food that you will never have complaints for sure.

Bandrek / Spiced Ginger Tea is a hot, spicy, sweet beverage from West Java in Indonesia, and consists of ginger, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, coriander, cardamom, lemongrass, palm sugar, sweet condensed milk, coconut milk, and young coconut meat. Bandrek / Spiced Ginger Tea is a warming drink, often consumed during cold or rainy weather, and is believed to help ailments such as cough, sore throat, and other minor throat irritations.

Bubur Kacang Hijau / Mung Bean Porridge is a warm sweet dessert, popular in Jakarta. Bubur Kacang Hijau / Mung Bean Porridge is made with mung beans / green beans boiled in water, palm sugar and pandan leaves till extremely soft, then garnished with coconut milk.

Emping / Melinjo Chips is a popular snack in Indonesia, and is a type of cracker / chip made from deep fried gnetum gnemon (Belinjo) nut flour. Emping / Melinjo Chips can be consumed plain, and it has a slightly bitter aftertaste. It can also be served salty, sweet, or spicy. Besides being consumed as a snack, Emping / Melinjo Chips is also used as a garnishing for dishes in Jakarta.


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