When I first arrived in the country, I was amazed by the Indonesian people's appetites. It seemed like people were constantly eating. Now, I am one of them. I can't believe how much I eat. It's insane.
Indonesian food is incredible. It is now one of my favorite. There's so much variety to choose from and I love the many fresh drinks readily available. There's so many interesting foods!
At home, my home stay mom is an amazing cook. She could open her own restaurant in Hawaii if she wanted. Hawaii definitely needs an Indonesian restaurant! At school, we are also very lucky. The food we eat is catered. We have snack time everyday, as well as a prepared lunch.
Dinner at home ...
Snack time ... Normally, we have a choice of coffee, tea, or water. Then, a choice of dessert items, such as traditional Indonesian desserts or simple cake-like concoctions.
Lunch at school ...There's always variety and we get to try a number of wonderful dishes.
At times, we also eat on plates lined with banana leaf. It's pretty interesting.
Although I like Indonesian food, the one thing I do not yet enjoy is tempe. Yes, I know. It's really good. But I don't like it unless it is made in a stir fry with spices. I can't eat it plain. People love it though!
There's also interesting Indonesian street food, among other fascinating things. I could seriously do an entire report on Indonesian street food. There will be more to come on this ...