With such a range of ethnic groups Indonesian food has many influences, the roots are in Thai and Chinese cuisine alongside an array of delicious home-grown foods. Indonesian recipes combine the spice of fresh chillies with the sweetness of coconut, the sourness of limes and the salt of peanuts for a palette-pleasing array of flavours.
In Indonesian cuisine rice is eaten as the basis for many meals, often accompanied by side dishes such as hot and spicy salad, meat and pickles. Traditional Indonesian recipes include Nasi goreng, meaning fried rice, a classic Indonesian recipe using egg, rice, meat and spices.
Simple Indonesian recipes can be cooked at home for a healthy family meal, beef in coconut, Indonesian spiced chicken and Balinese style fish combine vegetables, meat and coconut milk for a perfectly balanced and delicious meal.