Rich and varied, the reflection of
Indonesian cuisine which have shaped the country's history.
Indonesian cooking combines the spicy flavors of chilies, herbs and
other aromatic seasonings with the sweetness of fresh coconut, palm
sugar and peanuts, and the sourness of limes, lemon grass and
tamarind. Meals are often served with small bowls of sambal, spicy
relishes made from combinations of coconut, chili and shrimp paste.