Unique and Unforgettable Indonesian Seafood Cuisine

By. Nevanda - 21 Sep 2023


lauttimur.com - Indonesia has vast marine waters and abundant marine biodiversity, making this country has a very rich seafood heritage in the culinary world. From the western tip of Sumatra to the eastern tip of Papua, Indonesia's seafood cuisine offers a variety of flavors that delight the palate. Combining exotic spices, creamy coconut milk and traditional cooking techniques, Indonesian seafood not only satisfies the taste buds, but also provides a deep cultural experience. Some of these include:


1.    Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish)
Ikan bakar is a popular dish throughout Indonesia. Whole fish or pieces of fish are seasoned with Indonesian spices, such as rujak or sambal, and then grilled over hot coals or a grill.

2.    Fish Head Curry
Gulai is an Indonesian soupy dish that usually uses spices, coconut milk, and fish. Fish head curry is a rich and flavorful dish that is perfect for spicy food lovers.


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3.    Crispy Fried Shrimp
Fresh prawns are dipped in a flour batter and then fried until crispy. This dish is often served with sambal or hot sauce.

4.    Crab Cooked with Padang Sauce
Crab is cooked in a rich Padang sauce, which is made from red chili, garlic, ginger, and other spices. This is a very popular seafood dish in the Sumatra area.

5.    Pepes Ikan (Steamed Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf)
Fish or other seafood is wrapped in banana leaves along with a mixture of Indonesian spices, such as basil leaves, lime leaves, and chili. Then, this package is steamed or grilled.


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6.    Mussels Cooked with Padang Sauce
Scallops are cooked in a rich Padang hot sauce. This dish has a strong spicy flavor and is very delicious.

7.    Pindang Serani
Pindang is a sour sauce dish that can be made with any kind of fish or seafood. Pindang Serani is a typical version from Maluku that uses local spices to give it a distinctive flavor.


These are just a few examples of the many Indonesian seafood dishes that can be enjoyed. Each region in Indonesia has its own unique culinary traditions, so you'll find a variety of appetizing seafood dishes across the country.


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