Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat breakfast on the other side of the world? If you live somewhere with exciting restaurants, you might have had some exotic food experiences without ever having to leave the city.
If you’ve never tried Indonesian breakfast foods, you ought to consider changing that as soon as possible. Indonesia is home to
all kinds of delicious foods, and their breakfast food is no exception.
Check out these Indonesian breakfast foods and consider giving them a try the next time you need something interesting to make at home or for visiting guests.
If you want a genuinely traditional Indonesian breakfast food, start your adventure with Bubur Ayam.
With Chinese influences, this dish is full of protein, fiber, and delicious spices.
I especially love the addition of peanuts and shallots in this dish. The coriander adds a unique flavor that’s lacking in most breakfast food, and the meat is always cooked to perfection.
Start your day the right way with Indonesian fried rice. I like to use extra chili peppers to give mine a little more zing than usual.
Indonesian fried rice comes with a fried egg on top.
If you prefer your yolk a little runny, you’ll enjoy how
an over-easy egg drips all over your rice. It’s like getting extra sauce without even trying!
Indonesian porridge is another great recipe if you want something easy, healthy, and quick to start your day.
The main thing about this recipe is that you need to soak your black rice overnight.
Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward as far as porridge goes. I really love the pandan coconut milk served with this porridge!
Nasi Goreng Kampung is another Indonesian take on fried rice, and it’s just as delicious and easy to make as the other recipe we discussed!
The main difference here is that your spices include fried shrimp paste to give your rice a more exciting flavor palette. You can also add extra garlic for a more robust flavor.
I loved porridge for breakfast, even before I started exploring the world of cuisine from other cultures.
Finding this porridge with rice flour and coconut milk changed my life.
It’s almost more of a dessert than breakfast food, but it will help you start your day with a smile.
Don’t forget to add the sweet potato dumplings!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: who eats stew for breakfast?
But trust me, Gudeg is a breakfast stew, unlike anything you’ve ever had before.
I had never tasted
jackfruit before this stew, but it’s a favorite of mine now!
It has a tone of spices, making it one of the most flavorful dishes in my recipe book — the perfect meal for a cool autumn morning.
One of my favorite ways to cook rice is with coconut milk, making this recipe an instant favorite.
The palm sugar sauce gives this rice cake breakfast a delightful flavor.
You might find yourself wanting it for dessert as well.
The name is slightly deceiving.
It’s not actual carrot cake like the kind you might find at your local grocery store. However, it is a homemade cake that you fry.
The easiest way to prepare this dish is to mix and steam the cake portion the night before. Then you can quickly add it to your morning stir fry.
If I’m being honest, I have to admit that I never really liked omelettes until I tried this Indonesian version.
The thickness made it so much better than the omelettes I’d had in the past.
Telur Dadar Padang is perhaps the fluffiest, lightest, most tasty breakfast food I’ve had. I like to make mine with hot peppers for extra zing.
Perkedel Kentang is an Indonesian variation of the classic potato fritter, with a bit of meat added in and a lot of spices to keep things interesting.
I like to have mine with a sweet chili sauce for dipping. That way, I can go easy on the spices inside the dish.
Mix up your morning routine with these Indonesian breakfast recipes!
If you want to learn more about breakfasts from around the world, check out other articles like
Argentinian breakfast dishes, Chinese breakfast food, or even Italian breakfast favorites!
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!