In everyday life, there are some eating habits we consider normal as Indonesian. Almost all the inhabitants of the archipelago do it, or at least naturally when the people around them do it. But what if foreign people witness our daily eating habits? This is the eating habits of Indonesians who are often considered strange.
1. Before eating photographed first
This is because the emergence of social media is rampant especially among young people. Instead of praying first, before eating they will not forget to take the food menu and upload it on social media.
2. Eat using hands
From the far end of the Indonesian archipelago, almost all of them initially ate empty-handed. Yes, that is before eating culture using a spoon applies here. Eating using hand does have additional pleasure. This is considered strange based on our foreign friends who usually eat using knives, forks and spoons.
3. It doesn’t feel like eating, if you haven’t eaten rice
Rice for most of us has become a daily staple food. Indeed, we often snack on martabak, bread, spaghetti or any food until we are full. But if asked have you eaten yet? We will answer yet, just eating bread hasn’t eaten rice!
4. Must eat using chili sauce
Maybe not all of you but admit that indeed Indonesians will find it hard to find chili or sambal every time you eat together. Chili has a taste that is so spicy that it is quite surprising for our non-Indonesian friends when we want chili with joy.
5. Eat raw chili
Most of us Indonesians love to eat cayenne pepper directly, especially when eating fried foods or eating fried noodles again. Overseas chili is usually always processed before being eaten.
6. Eat instant noodles using rice
This must be the result of not eating if you haven’t found rice. Although noodles include carbohydrates, Indonesians always mix them with rice. Generally instant noodles are only considered a snack when relaxing.
7. Not complete without crackers
The sensation of kriuk-kriuk sound from crackers plus its savory taste is indeed a pleasure as an additional dish. No wonder Indonesian people always feel incomplete if they eat without crackers. The types of crackers are made variously such as shrimp crackers, onion crackers, mackerel crackers and many others.