Buying Food in Indonesia
Jimmy and I are travelling on a tight budget. Even travelling in super cheap Indonesia, this means eating mostly street food, where there are not too many salads to be found. As of yesterday our life on the road stopped for a short while and we moved into an apartment in Yogyakarta where we will be staying for 4 months. Now we’ll be in one place for some time we planned some healthier meals to make in our apartment instead of always eating out at restaurants, where food can be expensive and unhealthy.
Once we settled into our apartment we made the 30 minute walk in the pouring rain to the supermarket. Here we managed to get quite a bit of food, fairly cheaply (about 20 British pounds). We’re sure we can buy fruit and veggies much cheaper in the street markets, but being so new to the area we haven’t figured that part out yet. Especially how much we should be paying for things and the art of bargaining.
This is what we will eat this week:
Breakfast: Porridge oats and fruit (watermelon)
Lunch: Tuna and tomato sandwich or salad
Dinner: Pasta with vegetables (carrots, aubergine and cabbage) or Rice/Noodles and vegetables.
Snacks: Fruit (oranges and pears) and tea and coffee
Of course sometimes we will eat out. There is still so much Indonesian food we are yet to discover. But I feel better about the fact that we will mostly be eating healthily, except for the odd ice cream here and there.