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Medan Travelers who visit this picturesque island have a unique opportunity to taste unique national dishes in Sumatran restaurants. Local cuisine is famous for its distinctive traditions; it is sure to appeal to those who are fond of Indian and Chinese cooking traditions. The basis of many treats consists of cereals, in particular, beans and rice. They both are served as stand-alone dishes, and as a garnish to other popular treats.
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The most popular side dish is nasi, boiled rice, which can be added to virtually any dish. Unusual delicate rice noodles and even rice crisps, which became a kind of local fast food, are also made of this cereal. One of the most popular national garnishes is nasi goreng, fried rice with an addition of vegetables or seafood.
An important place in the national menu is held by vegetable dishes, which are sure to delight devotees of vegetarian food. Chefs use cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, carrots and pumpkin to cook culinary masterpieces, including nourishing soups and fresh salads. Fans of spicy treats would like Gado Gado salad, which is made of boiled vegetables and tofu and seasoned with spicy peanut sauce. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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A very interesting treat is wabi omelette, which is cooked with fresh herbs and nuts; the taste of the dish is simply inimitable. As for meat treats, the most common components are chicken and beef. In local restaurants visitors are recommended to order satay, small skewers of meat and seafood. A big surprise is waiting for fans of fish dishes, as delicious seafood treats are offered at every restaurant of Sumatra.
Around Bukittinggi, Istano Silinduang Bulan (Queens Palace) Sweet tooth won't be disappointed with national cuisine too, as a significant part of popular desserts are made of exotic fruits. Fried bananas are very popular among foreign guests; that's the most simple and the most common local treat. At Sumatran markets you can buy a wide variety of fruits, including usual pineapples and bananas, as well as exotic durian and carom. It's also worth to note some exotic dishes; swallows' nests, frog legs in the dough and fried grasshoppers are the most famous. Fans of haute cuisine are recommended to taste shark fin soup.
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Sumatra

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Sumatra (Indonesia) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Sumatra restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Sumatra, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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