Cuisine of Sumatra for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants
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.
Island of Sumatra is famous after its luxurious hotels. Some of them are in the list of outstanding architectural landmarks. Swiss Belhotel located in the downtown of Medan is one of them. … Open
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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National cuisine of IndonesiaThe Minangkabau ethnic group inhabits a large part of Sumatra. Their ethnic cuisine is called Padang. The unusual serving of dishes is typical for this cuisine. All dishes are served at the same time without dividing into the first course, main dish, and dessert. Food is eaten with the right hand. A bowl with water and lemon slices is placed on the table for washing. A lot of meat but only not pork is consumed in Sumatra. Most of the local residents practice Islam. Rice was developed very early on the island. It was made the main agricultural crop. The inhabitants of the country also began to raise a lot of livestock, especially cows. … Open
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