In our World Series, we profile 15 products from a country that we think capture the nation’s culture and lifestyle. Today we are featuring Indonesia! Indonesian people are fun, friendly and can get really loud when they are excited. They pride themselves on their beautiful natural scenery, cuisine, coffee and rich culture. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to find authentic Indonesian products in China. Here’s a list of some of our favorites.
This is Indonesian chili sauce with a touch of shrimp paste. Use it as a dipping sauce with fried chicken or enjoy it with rice. Give it a try if you want to eat like a local.
This is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It includes partially digested coffee cherries, eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet, but it’s a real delicacy for some people. What can we say... Asians love to eat weird things!
Minyak kayu putih, as Indonesians call it, is commonly used as a medicinal oil. If you catch a cold or suffer from allergies, rub it on your body or smell it to feel better. Not only does it have a fresh aroma, but it can also can act as a disinfectant.