Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Things Indonesians Do To Fruit

The Good: Pisang Keju
Fried bananas, topped with cheese (which here almost exclusively means shredded Kraft processed cheddar), often with chocolate syrup or sprinkles. Sounds disgusting, actually pretty enjoyable, at least until they add the chocolate. I'm still not sure I'm okay with that part.

The Bad: Chopped apples, pears, and cucumbers, topped with Thousand Island dressing. Maybe, if I liked Thousand Island...

The Ugly: Mixed tropical fruit salad, doused in mayo and topped with shredded fake cheese. Gag me with a spoon.

And while we're on the topic, yes, they put shredded cheese on all sorts of strange things here. Donuts. Cake. Brownies. It seems to show up on a lot of desserts, actually. I mean, I understand cheesecake, even chocolate cheesecake, but American cheese on brownies? Really? Chocolate sprinkles are the same way. Shredded cheese and chocolate sprinkles on toast for breakfast might be the quintessential Indonesian junk food. Gotta say, not my style. Though minus the sprinkles, it makes for a pretty decent grilled cheese.

1 comment:

  1. ewww... i hate processed cheddar! fried bananas with cheese sounds really good, though!

    i'm eating ethiopian food and thinking of you!