The island of Java has always been associated with spectacular scenery, grand volcanoes, ancient temples and amazing culinary traditions. Ethnic cuisine is very distinctive and unique; it is widespread throughout the world and attracts thousands of gourmets to this picturesque island. Those accustomed to the classical European cuisine won’t take local food as overly exotic and original. Culinary traditions of the island are close to European ones, that’s not to be said about some other regions of Indonesia.
Restaurants of local cuisine offer guests a decent selection of vegetable dishes that will surely appeal to adherents of vegetarian food. Beans are common components of numerous dishes; meal is considered incomplete without rice that is widely popular in Indonesia. As for meats, the vast part of dishes is cooked of chicken, but attractive treats of beef can be also found in restaurants.
We should mention exotic desserts made of a variety of fruits. Many of them are able to surprise visitors from distant countries with a mere appearance, not to mention the excellent taste. It won’t be easy to find sweet desserts and pastries on the island, as fruit goodies dominate at local dining places.
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