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Indonesian food

I want to say a lot of things about Indonesian food, and ruminate upon politics of colonialism, and the old the-shortest-road-to-cultural-integration-is-through-the-stomach hypothesis.

But, without time, I will refer you to the master, Rahung Nasution and his incredible cooking show Koki Kampungan - check out Bebek Garo Rica or Sotong Kari Hijau Mpok or sabal matah. Never has eating weird reptiless fished out of rainforest ponds looked so damn tasty.

“Everyone eats.”