Hi there! It’s been a while since my last Indonesian Language series. So, this is the new one. The objective here is to make sure that your tummy is alright, in a happy condition, to be able to speak about things that you want to eat is pretty important (equally important is being able to express that you want to eat when you are hungry!).
Most local restaurants/street food stall don’t have an english speaker waitress/server. So, if you really want to try local food by yourself and would like to know or have an idea what (and how) to order. This article will help you!
I’m hungry! (thirsty): Saya lapar (haus)
I want to eat (drink): Saya mau makan (minum)
I want to buy food: Saya mau beli makanan
Do you want to eat?: Apakah kamu sudah makan? or easily transalated to Mau makan?
Already eaten?: Sudah makan?
Can I have ……?: Boleh saya minta …..?
Rice porridge: Bubur
Prawns / shrimps: Udang
Rice soup: Soto
Beef: Daging Sapi
Meat on a skewer/Satay: Sate — Satay in Indonesia does not always come with a peanut sauce.
(Not) spicy: (tidak) pedas
Hot sauce: Sambal
So, there you go! You are now know a bit more about types of food and drink that you can order. Don’t forget to say “Thank You: Terima Kasih” or “Delicious: Lezat” if you like the food. 😉
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es pisang ijo enak di jkt, ada ga?
saya lagi kepengen euy 🙂
Pisang ijo pemuda Ejie.. Di Kelapa Gading ada, di Kemang ada, di deket Citraland juga ada. :’) nyam nyam!
I was in Indonesia and surprisingly we had no language problems with buying our food. I guess it’s all about your verbal skills and after living in China for over 2 years we seem to be professionals :D! Great post, so useful! 😉
Hi Agness, I am sure you and Cez are professional 😉 You guys have been everywhere! I am glad you found it useful!
Kalau bahasa Dayak Ngaju y makan = kuman 😀
makanannya bikin ngiler.
jadi pengen nyobain.
apalagi yang es pisang ijo, kyknya seger bgt klo dinikmati di siang hari
artikelnya menginspirasi mbak (y)
Hi Danidant, Terima kasih sudah mampir 🙂
Btw, menginspirasi jadi pingin makan ya. Hahaha..
This is THE BEST basic language one can learn in a country with so much good food. Thanks for the teachings, Firsta. I hope to put all of them in practice sometime soon in Indonesia! 😀
Hi Zara! Yes yes you should practice it and visit Indonesia soon! 🙂
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Gudeg is very enak, right?
Yes, no doubt! Sangat enak.