To be able to find a food vendor just next to a waterfall (which by the way took us 30 minutes trekking up and down) is just unreal. But hey, this is Indonesia. And being an Indonesian, I can tell you that Indonesians only war once a day, starting from the moment we wake up and finishing when we go back to bed. Which means, we basically can eat all the time :-D.
This vendor is selling snack, hot drinks and meatball soup (good strategy, as the water is so cold, I saw some people eating his soup to warm themselves up after a swim).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/50, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
I was pleasantly surprised to see the size of watermelons being sold by the street vendors here. It was humongous! I didn’t take a good picture of whole watermelon, but from the last picture, you can estimate the size before it was cut. And from the amount of people continuously buying it, clearly watermelon is a favourite summer fruit here.
Among the 3, my favourite picture is the 1st one, where I successfully pan the vendor while he was walking away from the police who suddenly appeared. I love how sharp the oranges are, while the vendor and the background are blurry.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
Sate ayam or barbecued chicken satay, accompanied by light peanut sauce and rice cake, is a very popular food in Indonesia. You can find the vendors walking around the housing area selling their goods, or they stationed themselves at one spot waiting for their clients to come and buy, such as this one above.
Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/160, f/4, focal length 24mm, ISO 500
One of the most popular snacks here is Indian mango (I still don’t know why it’s called Indian? Maybe this special mango originally came from India? Have to do more homework on that). You can easily find it from stalls by the street, or from some vendors, like this one, who are going around offering it as snack-on-the-go.
Unlike what is known as sweet Philippine’s mango, this particular one is more crispy, with slightly tart and sour taste. It’s normally eaten accompanied by bagoong (shrimp paste).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/125, f/4, ISO 640
As I was driving, I saw this puso’ vendor on the side of the street. Puso’ is rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch and boiled.
Story has it that the seafarers’ need to keep cooked rice from spoiling during long sea voyages. The palm leaves used in wrapping the rice are always shaped into sort of diamond form and stored hanging in bunches in the open air.
While in Cebu it’s a common everyday food which traditionally used as packed lunch brought by workers, which is eaten with pork or chicken grilled skewers, in Indonesia it’s called ketupat and mainly eaten during special day of Idul Fitri.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/25, f/4, ISO 200