August 19, 2018

Food for Thought

These are what I brought home from the Indonesian food festival in Elmhurst, Queens. I randomly selected them, so I didn’t even know whether they are sweet or savory. I still don’t know what they are, so I can only tell you what they are like.

1. Sweet. It’s mochi of some sort. I liked it a lot. Maybe a combo of sweet rice and coconut?

2. Savory. It’s sort of like a croquette but wrapped in something before fried. Some creamy stuff inside with bits of vegetables. I liked it with that pepper. I bit off a little bit of it as I ate.

3. Sweet. Fried dough but not sure what kind of dough. I suspect rice.

4. Sweet. I have no idea what they are. They are sitting on a bed of coconut flakes.

5. Savory. Inside is ground meat—I think it’s lamb.

6. Savory. I think this is an Indonesian version of empanada. Even the filling is similar to the Latin American empanada, including hard-boiled egg. I’m curious to know the story. Someone must have popularized empanadas in Indonesia. -

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