What is the food like?
Indonesian cuisine is predominantly rice-based, with meats and vegetables cooked in rich, flavorful sauces. Sambal, or chili paste, is always served on the side. Proteins include seafood and chicken and on occasion beef and goat. It is not hard to find good vegetarian options, as most meals will include freshly-made tempeh or tofu, eggs, and/or vegetable dishes. There will be a wide array of seasonal fruits, though fresh salads and other raw vegetables are not very common. You will be on your own for breakfast and weekend meals. Lunch and dinner on weekdays are provided by ASRI staff.