How To Be Vegetarian In Indonesia

Livin’ the veg life in Indo can be hard. But as a veteran vegetarian for 18 years, I’ve figured out how to deal with it. Check out my latest thoughts on this matter on Indonesiaful!

Indonesiaful.com

— By Kelly Fitzgerald —

Those ubiquitous, uniquely Indonesian mealboxes are dangerous territory for vegetarians. If you’ve ever lived in Indonesia, you know the ones: usually found at large events and always come with rice, one of those stabby-straw cup waters, and say Selamat Menikmati! [Enjoy!] or Terima Kasih [Thank You] on the top. While the big chunks of fish or chicken are easy to spot and thus avoid, the side dishes can be a more delicate matter.

Nganggung, the celebration of the city of Pangkal Pinang's birthday, was a Thanksgiving-style affair complete with a seemingly endless supply of mealboxes. Nganggung, the celebration of the city of Pangkal Pinang’s birthday, was a Thanksgiving-style affair complete with a seemingly endless supply of mealboxes.

During my first month in Indonesia, I attended one such large event. It was Pangkal Pinang’s 258th birthday and students and teachers at my school, SMAN3 Pangkal Pinang, were celebrating by wearing traditional Malayu clothes and sharing a meal in the outdoor hallways by way of aforementioned mealboxes. I confirmed…

View original post 2,821 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s