Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indonesia-Penang Trip XIV

2 June 2014

Sudanese Cuisine

Later that day, we were put into the car and embarked on another journey to our next eating place. This time round, it was to taste some Sudanese food. Sudanese is one of the many ethnics in Indonesia and each of them have certain specialties and styles when it came to culinary.

The first sign we saw was a banner advertising Kopi Luwak. Kopi Luwak, also known as civet coffee, was a kind of coffee brewed from beans that were digested by civet cats. Many of the environment activists would not be very impressed with this beverage as there had been reports of cruelty towards the animal in the process of obtaining the processed beans. Hence, in general, many of my peers would avoid this.

We continued our walk inwards to a little garden with small platforms where we would have our meal. It was not especially grandeuse or pretty, but it was an incredibly peaceful setting...

What awaited us were really nice food recommended by our guide:

I regret to say that I don't even remember or know what these dishes were called. They were delicious nontheless. I especially enjoyed the kangkung dish. The rest were slightly different from the usual Indonesian food that we had been eating but to be honest, each and every of them were different. Perhaps I need more experience and exposure to be able to truly appreciate the intricacy of this cuisine.

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