The cuisine of Indonesia is some of the tastiest and exciting food in the world. As yet it is hard to find many recipes that are authentic to the Indonesian taste. The Real Taste of Indonesia is as the title suggests, real indonesian food. It is in fact the cuisine of Indonesian families, who celebrate special occasions by inviting relatives and friends for dinner. Not having a real restaurant tradition, people do not eat out in restaurants when celebrating but will prepare the favourite delicacies of the family: yellow rice, Sumatran rendang or babi guling - a Balinese sucking-pig, grilled over a charcoal fire in local Balinese herbs.
The most delicious meals offered to you in Indonesia will quite certainly be at people’s homes. And… that’s where the recipes in this fabulous book come from. Over the years we have collected recipes that have been passed over from mothers to daughters and sons: little exercise books in which favourite recipes were scribbled down; highly original recipes from all parts of Indonesia and all kinds of tips on how you can’t go wrong. There is all kinds of information and little stories to the wonderful selection of recipes in the book- from the mildly sweet dishes of Java to the spicy Sumatran kitchen or the Balinese cuisine, where, through the influence of Hinduism, more pork is eaten than in the rest of this mostly Islamic country.