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Food & Drink

Mie Celor, Palembang, South Sumatra – Indonesian Noodle Dish

A Palembang South Sumatra style of noodle and egg dish. With beansprout and fried shallots. The white sauce is made with mixture of “ebi” or dried shrimp that gaves unique taste.

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Serve this crowd pleaser piping hot and accompanied by pooris/bhatooras (fried Indian bread).

Coconut cake or we better said wingko babat in Indonesian. It is an original old Javanese dessert, but until now it is still a favorite cake by many Indonesian people. It has a great taste of vanilla and coconut together; it makes the cake very yummy. Try this unique coconut cake. Delicious in simplicity.

A corn-dough patty that provides a savory canvas onto which you can paint any number of delicious toppings: cheese, shredded chicken, crisped pork skin, perico, beef, tomato, avocado … it’s the most beautiful thing to come out of Venezuela since all those Miss Universe winners.

Makassar, a little heaven for food lovers. Sop Konro is Makassar typical soup made from beef ribs stew.

Whether it’s chicken, goat, mutton or rabbit, the scrappy morsels get marinated in turmeric, barbecued and then bathed in a hearty dose of peanut sauce.

The popular one in Indonesia is Laksa Bogor that contains rice vermicelli, beansprouts, and oncom.

When something tastes so good that people spend US$20 billion each year in a single restaurant chain devoted to it, you know it has to fit into this list. McDonald’s may not offer the best burgers, but that’s the point -- it doesn’t have to.

The bread-meat-salad combination is so good that entire countries have ravaged their eco-systems just to produce more cows.

Going since 1939, Perchè No!—Why not!—sells intensely flavored ice cream produced fresh on the premises each day. The selection varies, but favorites include honey and sesame seed, green tea, and a rich coffee crunch with pieces of chocolate. They also sell a wide assortment of fruit sorbets and granitas.

If you are having a party with a bunch of appetizers, mini-sandwiches will make it seem more like a meal. Pin-wheels are a lot of fun, and give a decorative spin to boring finger sandwiches. Most people really like roast beef and cheddar pin-wheels, but turkey and Swiss is also a good choice. For added convenience, these can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

With dozens of stands selling more than 300 flavors between them, Tokyo’s appropriately named Ice Cream City offers some of the planet’s more unusual ice creams, from soy chicken and orchid root to sea-island salt and unagi (eel). If you have more conventional tastes, Italian gelato and American ice cream sundaes are also availabl

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