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Names of Indonesian Food in English

Indonesia is the country which has various culture. Every region and ethnic has different characteristic, such as dance, dress, food, language and so on. The various characteristic make Indonesia has so many things that no other country has.

The most important part of culture of Indonesia is food. Every region has their different food. All the food in each region are very delicious, so it make Indonesian food is very popular.

The popularity of Indonesian culinary is not only famous in domestic. Many Indonesian food are famous around the world, such as “tempe”, “rendang”, “nasi padang”, and so on. We are as Indonesian people must have ability to communicate name of Indonesian food in English to promote it to foreign people. So that is why, understanding name of Indonesian foods in English is very important.

We have to know that to say name of Indonesian food in English is not easy. In this article, there will be 20 name of Indonesian foods in English with the explanation. If we can understand name of Indonesian food in English, we can use it in daily conversation.

Here is twenty name of Indonesian foods in English with the explanation :

1. Rice : nasi

2. Fried rice : nasi goreng

3. Yellow rice : nasi kuning

4. Boiled rice : nasi liwat

5. Vegetable : sayuran

6. Sweet eggplant stew : sayur lodeh

7. Cooked vegetables with grated coconut : urap-urap

8. Mixed vegetables with peanut sauce : gado-gado

9. Fresh salad with peanut sauce : karedok

10. Chicken soup : sup ayam

11. Friend beef tripe : babat goreng

12. Spicy coconut beef : rendang

13. Diced beef in black sauce soup : rawon

14. Beef in soy sauce : semur daging

15. Chicken : ayam

16. Barbecued chicken in sweet soy sauce : ayam kecap

17. Braised chicken in coconut milk :opor ayam

18. Fish : ikan

19. Stemed fish : ikan pepes

20. Prawns in tamarind sauce : udang garang asem

21. Shrip paste sambal : sambal udang

We can see from the list above that in name of Indonesian food in English is more complex. In English, the name of Indonesian food mustdescribe the food. For example, “rawon” in English is diced beef in black soup. It happen because rawon contains beef that is cut into dice shape. Then, the beef is colaborated with black soup. That is why, rawon in English used to be called as diced beef in black sauce soup.

After we know some name of Indonesian food in English, there will be example how to use name of Indonesian foods in English. In this conversation, we will know how two people talk about Indonesian food. Here it is :

  • Joe : Hi Rick, how are you?
    Rick : I am good.
    Joe : By the way, did you ever heard about braised chicken in coconut milk?
    Rick : Braised what? What is that?
    Joe: That is a very delicious Indonesia food. My mom cooked it for me
    Rick: Ow Indonesia food. I have ever a very delicious Indonesia food. People in Indonesia call it rawon.
    Joe: I knew it. It is dice beef in black sauce soup.
    Rick : Aaa.. I remember it. Yes you are right. Dice beef in balck dauce soup is very delicious. It made me addictive and I want to eat it

The conversation shows how two boy used name of Indonesian food in English. There are two foods that are mentioned in the conversation above. Those are diced beef in black sauce or rawon and braised chicken in coconut milk.

Those are twenty name of Indonesian foods in English with the meaning in Indonesia. Of course, there are so many other name of Indonesian food in English. At, least we can memorize and understand those name of Indonesian food in English. As told before, practising is more effective than memorizing. The example that has been provided can be a guide for us to create our own conversation about name of Indonesian food in English.

After we know the vocabularies and understand how to use name of Indonesian food, we can improve our English knowledge and skill. Furthermore, we can communicate and explain name of Indonesian food in English to foreign people. So beside we can improve our English knowledge and skill, we can try to promote our own food, that is the characteristic of our culture.