A taste of Java
Indonesia’s rich history coupled with its diverse languages and traditions has produced a cuisine
that is unquestionably one of the most delicious in the world and Javanese food is at its forefront…
By SHOBHA TSERING BHALLA
Indonesian food has a lot of Indian elements in it, not surprising considering ties with India go back to the First Century AD when Hinduism was established there. But while Indonesian food makes liberal use of spices similar to the ones used in Indian cooking, there are many other ingredients unique to Indonesia which makes the food of the region such a powerhouse of unbelievably sophisticated tastes and textures.
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