hello world!
Thekiantra Morriston
Published: 15 Sep 2022

Unique Indonesian Spices!

Hi Neighbors! Indonesian food is famous for its rich spices. The circulation of spices in Indonesia itself is very wide and even becomes a foreign export commodity. However, there are some spices that are rarely used in other foods besides Indonesian food. Therefore, let's discuss the unique Indonesian spices.


Kencur is a herbaceous plant that has a unique aroma and taste. This plant with the Latin name Kaempferia galanga grows a lot in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Kencur is still classified as a relative of ginger and has been known for a long time as a traditional medicinal plant.

Kemiri (Candlenut)

Candlenut is mainly grown for its seeds which after processing are often used in Indonesian cuisine. In Java, candlenut is also used as a thick sauce eaten with vegetables and rice. Pecan has similarities in taste and texture with macadamia which also has almost the same oil content.


Kluwek is a native Indonesian plant whose seeds are often used as a spice in cooking. Almost all parts of this tree can be used. Starting from the leaves, fruit, seeds, stems to the bark.

Asam Kandis

Asam kandis is used for its fruit. The taste of the fruit is sour while the taste of the skin of the chelate fruit. The dried kandis fruit is generally used as a kitchen spice, jam, curry mixture. Fresh fruit can be pickled. Asam kandis is widely used in dishes from Sumatra, such as rendang, fish pindang, and meat pindang.

Daun Salam (Indonesian Bay Leaves)

Salam is the name of a tree that produces spice leaves used in Indonesian cuisine. In English it is known as Indonesian bay-leaf or Indonesian laurel. These leaves usually give a fragrant taste to ungkep chicken.

Temu Kunci

Temu kunci or Boesenbergia pandurata is a spice plant that is commonly found in tropical countries, including Indonesia. Although it does not contain many nutrients, the benefits of Temu Kunci for health can be obtained thanks to the various active compounds in it, one of which is flavonoids.

Those are the unique Indonesian spices. So Neighbors? Interested in trying quality homemade food from Kokikan? There's no need to be afraid! because with Kokikan you can try home-cooked food around you which of course has a varied taste. Don't forget to comment and share this article. To read more Articles visit our Blog and stay tuned on our Social Media Instagram and Twitter. Cheers Neighbors!

PT Delco Jaya
Prime Space - Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau No.34, Grogol Utara, Kebayoran Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia 12210
Email : hello@kokikan.com