The Popular Street Vendor Foods in Indonesia


Indonesia is famous for its street vendor foods. You do not need to go to a restaurant just to eat. Wait for the street vendor foods pass through your house then you can buy any food they offer. Here are some of the popular street vendor foods;



Bakso or meatball is the most famous street vendor foods of Indonesia. The size of meatball is various from the smallest to the biggest. The meatball made also from various ingredients. It can be from chicken, beef, pork or some amorphous combination of them all. Sometimes the meatball are modified by filling the meatball with cheese, boiled eggs and many more.


Gado-gado is one of Indonesia’s best-known dishes. It is a vegetable salad bathed in the country’s classic peanut sauce. The ingredients are boiled long beans, spinach, potato, corn, egg and bean sprouts coupled with cucumber, and soy bean cake. It will be more delicious if you eat it with crackers.



Bakmi goreng and nasi goreng (fried rice) are also popular as Vendor Street’s food in Indonesia.Bakmi goreng is the scrawny vermicelli (bihun) completed with egg, meat and vegetables. The nasi goreng is fried rice complete with egg and vegetables.


Bubur ayam is a savory porridge served with soy sauce, fried shallots, shredded chicken, beans and crackers.


Pempek is originally from Palembang. It is a fish and tapioca cakes and it comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the most famous pempek is the kapal selam, it contains a chicken egg and is rumored to be the most nutritious form of the spongy dough balls, which are sprinkled with shrimp powder and served with cuka, a dark dipping sauce made from vinegar, chili and sugar.


Indonesia is also famous for its fried food or we call it “gorengan”. Usually it is sold in a street carts. The gorengan comes in variety like; crispy golden nuggets of tempe, cassava and tofu, as well as fried bananas, sweet potatoes, vegetables fritters made from shredded carrot, cabbage and bean sprouts and fermented soybean cakes.Gorengan will be more delicious if you eat it with shrimp sauce and green chilli.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s