Culinary is arguably one of the most interesting things about a tradition. Just like every other seasonal tradition, there are also special cuisines that are common to be found during Ramadan. Each Muslim-majority country will have its own traditional cuisine that is awaited by its people every year, including Indonesia.
In Indonesia, there are several special cuisines ranging from desserts, snacks, fruits, and even meals that are being served during Ramadan. You can easily find them both in street food carts and five-star hotels. If you are interested in making one, the recipes can easily be found on the internet. Without further due, let’s take a look at them!
Kolak is a dessert bowl filled with slices of bananas, sweet potatoes, or pumpkins along with coconut milk mixed with palm sugar and pandan leaves as its soup. Indonesians usually eat kolak as the appetizer of their breakfasting dishes. Not only has a sweet flavor, but kolak also has a very appetizing smell that came from its pandan leaves.
Kolak can be served in two versions: hot and cold. If you are a fan of cold beverages, feel free to put some ice cubes inside it and if you are in the mood for a hot dessert, go ahead and warm it a little bit. Whether it is hot or cold, kolak will still be a good option to start your meal!