Indonesian food is a varied as the different cultures within the archipelago. The everyday standards include fried rice, noodles dishes of many different kinds, chicken, nasi pecel, soups, stews and curries. Some food is spicy, however, most of the time the spicy sauce (sambal) is put on the side of the plate and not mixed into the main food. Western food is available and several restaurant chains have a presence in Indonesia including Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds.
Although there is not a large vegetarian culture in Indonesia, there are some vegetable dishes and it is possible to order food without meat. Ask one of the local staff in your school for help in ordering. Tofu and tempe are cheap and can be bought everywhere and there is a wide selection of vegetables at the supermarket or local market.
More articles about living in Indonesia
- Sidoarjo city guide
- Cost of living in Indonesia
- Money, banks and saving
- Is travelling expensive?
- Are weekend breaks possible?
- What can I do outside of work?
- What about the food? Being vegetarian?
- Western women in Indonesia
- What’s the culture like?
- EF housing