Food in Indonesia

Nasi campur

Nasi campur (meaning “mixed rice” in Indonesian) is a dish consisting of white rice along with small portions of a number of other items, usually meats, vegetables, peanuts and eggs. It’s hard to go one block anywhere in Indonesia without coming across a restaurant serving up a delicious plate of this Southeast Asian staple. Because they are cheap (usually under 3 dollars / plate) and fast, nasi campur was our go-to dish when out in Indonesia. See the pictures below to see up close what this favourite dish of ours looks like.

Nasi campur in Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Nasi campur in Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Nasi campur in Amed, Bali, Indonesia (10,000 rupiah / $1 CAD)
Nasi campur in Amed, Bali, Indonesia (10,000 rupiah / $1 CAD)
Gili Trawangan Night Food Market that sold nasi campur (5 items for 20,000 / $2 CAD)
Gili Trawangan Night Food Market that sold nasi campur (5 items for 20,000 / $2 CAD)
This nasi campur in Gili Trawangan had curried vegetables, egg, rice and curried chicken. Very fast, and cheap! Only $1.50 CAD for this meal :)
This nasi campur in Gili Trawangan had curried vegetables, egg, rice and curried chicken. Very fast, and cheap! Only $1.50 CAD for this meal 🙂

Fruit juices

One of our favourite things about Southeast Asia is the abundance of cheap fruit juices! Cheap, tasty and fast, fruit juices can be bought right on the street from a fruit stand for typically under 2 dollars. Our favourite flavors have been mango, watermelon and lime.

Pineapple juice right on the beach in Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Pineapple juice right on the beach in Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Selection of fruits available at a local warung (restaurant) in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Selection of fruits available at a local warung (restaurant) in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
You name it, they've got it ... as long as it's in season of course.
You name it, they've got it ... as long as it's in season of course.

Western comforts

Although eating local food in Indonesia is cheap, delicious and usually healthy, we of course find ourselves craving comforts from back home such as pizza, hamburgers, Middle Eastern food and baked goods such as brownies and cakes.

Rolled french toast with nutella and pineapples inside in Amed, Bali
Rolled french toast with nutella and pineapples inside in Amed, Bali
Roasted pumpkin and pesto couscous salad at Maha restaurant in Ubud, Bali
Roasted pumpkin and pesto couscous salad at Maha restaurant in Ubud, Bali
Mango crisp with vanilla ice cream at Puri Sawah Bungalows & Restaurant (Outside Amed, Bali)
Mango crisp with vanilla ice cream at Puri Sawah Bungalows & Restaurant (Outside Amed, Bali)
Rachel and I are massive coffee fans, so of course we are constantly looking for a nice cup of java. This local brew was found at Freak Coffee in Ubud. Served with a very yummy Nanaimo bar and cashew milk.
Rachel and I are massive coffee fans, so of course we are constantly looking for a nice cup of java. This local brew was found at Freak Coffee in Ubud. Served with a very yummy Nanaimo bar and cashew milk.

Jonathan Mitchell

Hello! I'm Jonathan Mitchell, a 28 year old Canadian who when he's not taking pictures or building websites, is drinking coffee, travelling or Netflixing with his beautiful wife Rachel.

RELATED POSTS