One of the best parts of being in Indonesia is the food.
Every morning we sit with the family at our homestay and have a traditional breakfast (well, Littletree usually gets a banana pancake, but I have the Indonesian food)!
It starts out with a really good, locally grown coffee from Lombok, and a carefully-folded paper cone (traditionally, the food is wrapped up in a banana leaf, sadly, those are a thing of the past in most places, as waxed paper has taken over).
We unfurl the paper to reveal a surprise…
Rice with a few different things; spicy fish or chicken curry, sauteed vegetables, peanut sauce, fried tempeh or tofu, shredded coconut, sambal… all manner of local dishes, every day something else.
And every day, delicious!
Eaten with three fingers on the right hand, of course, though using a spoon and fork is also acceptable.
For dinners we often get a fish barbecue, but since the internet here is shaky at best, I’ll have to save that for another post.