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Indonesia home to 252 satay varieties

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 11 2018   /  01:15 am

JP/Sri WahyuniIndonesia’s diverse culinary treasures go beyond the world famous rendang (a scrumptious meat dish from West Sumatra) or the beloved nasi goreng (fried rice). A new study has revealed that the country is also home to 252 satay varieties.

Murdijati Gardjito, a professor in food technology and science at Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, disclosed that Indonesia had 252 satay varieties — a traditional dish consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer and served with a peanut or spicy sauce and fresh vegetables.

Of that, the origins of 175 can be traced. The rest could not be traced and are the result of existing recipes.

“Considering that it’s widespread, satay deserves to represent Indonesian culinary treasure,” Murdijati said in a discussion forum at a two-day culinary festival of fried rice and satay, which was held at the ...