Indonesian Chicken Satay – Daily Food Photo

It seems in Indonesia and especially in the city of Yogyakarta that street food is literally everywhere you turn. Recently while on a small culinary tour in the city we came outside our first restaurant and found this lady selling her Chicken Satay literally on the restaurants front porch. With her she carried around this tiny little ash filled grill that she heated by waving a bamboo place matt at it along with a basket and tray full of everything she needed to make her simple dish including different sauces, a rice cake type food and even palm leaves to eat it out of. For three pieces it came to around $0.50 and while a bit chewy, tasted pretty great and I didn’t even get sick from it.

What are some of your favourite street foods?


I’m in Indonesia as part of a press trip with Indonesia Tourism.

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  • Reply
    Katie Emily Evans
    March 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    This looked so delicious that I had to go and get some lamb this morning and give it a go. Its bubbling in the slow cooker as I write. I have made it friendly to our nut-free house using Free-Nut Butter, which is made from sunflower seeds. Can’t wait til dinner!

  • Reply
    October 12, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Street food is some of the safest food around. You actually see the kitchen where people cook so if it’s dirty you don’t eat there. And if there are no locals buying you know it’s not good. Unlike in a closed kitchen in Canada where if it drops on the floor you have no idea.

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      Cailin O'Neil
      October 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      @Ayngelina: That is so true! I was honestly amazed with what a tasty treat she could offer up with what lack of kitchen, supplies and even a food cart! Just a grill and some baskets, bam – satay!

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