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Using Fresh Ingredients

Fresh Ingredients

Using Fresh Ingredients

Using Fresh Ingredients I think it’s important to use fresh ingredients whenever possible. In modern times, it can be tempting to purchase what appears to be easier alternatives in the form of canned, jarred, or frozen goods, but authentic Indonesian cuisine demands fresh ingredients to produce its array of complex flavors and textures. There are, however, certain preserved ingredients that are acceptable as substitutes for particular recipes without seriously compromising the integrity or quality of the dish. Ingredients such as coconut milk and palm sugar (gula jawa) are easily found in Asian markets in canned or packaged forms.