Indonesian desserts

At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we never get tired of discovering and tasting new flavours of Asian gastronomy. Today we are travelling to Indonesia to find out which are its most famous sweets and desserts.

Coconut is one of the main ingredients of Indonesian food. Let´s go over the sweet dishes you can´t miss during your visit to the insular country.

Klepon. This is one of the favourite desserts of Indonesian people. It is a traditional recipe from Javanese cuisine. It consists in a rice cake, a mix of glutinous rice and regular rice, stuffed with palm sugar and rolled in grated coconut. Its green colour is due to a paste made from pandan. It is usually served with a cup of jasmine tea.

Pisang Goreng. Known as Indonesian banana fritters, this is one of locals´ favourite snacks. It is consumed as an appetiser in the morning or in the afternoon. It is prepared with banana or plantain, which is battered and then deep-fried in hot cooking oil.

Kolak. It is one of the most typical Indonesian desserts. It is cooked with coconut milk, plam sugar, and other ingredients such as fruits or beans. If the recipe includes banana, the dish is known as Kolak Pisang. It can either be served cold or hot.

Dadar Gulung. This is a traditional Balinese dessert. It is a rolled crepe of pandan leaves, therefore its bright green colour, and stuffed with grated coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon. The mix of grated coconut and sugar gives the recipe a similar taste to peanuts.

If you want to live a full Asian experience, during your visit to the 5 stars resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, you have a mandatory dinner at our Koh Samui restaurant. Enjoy a blend of the most select Oriental cuisine!