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Getuk Lindri: Indonesian Cassava Cake

Getuk Lindri is ground cassava with grated coconut and it’s really one of the old and authentic Indonesian desserts. You can mostly find them in the villages or on the market. The daily morning market usually sold original Indonesian desserts and cakes. They are usually cheaper than the big desserts shop and they are really delicious.

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Sago congee, the staple food of Eastern Indonesia.

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Speechless about this one. Oxtail combined with soup variation which is a popular dish in Indonesia where it is called as sop buntut.

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