Asinan Jakarta

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New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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This is an Indonesian salad of raw vegetables and fruit I am not sure why it is called after the city of Jakarta, when the original (or at any rate the best-known) version comes from Bogor, to the south. Variations occur in other parts of Southeast Asia, for example in Thailand and Myanmar, where roughly chopped roasted peanuts are important for adding flavour and texture. It would commonly be sold as street food, at one time wrapped in banana leaf but now much more likely to be found in a