Indonesian cuisine could be classified among the world's great cuisines.
As Indonesia was and is still on the route of the trade between Asia and the Middle East, foreign cuisine was blended with the islands' own cooking secret. This is in addition to traditional Indonesian meals.
Traders, immigrants, adventurers, and even pirates have been drawn by the the riches of Spice Islands (The Maluku Islands).
From India came curries, cucumber, eggplant, and cowpeas. From the Americas, chili, pepper, vanilla, soursop, pawpaw, and pineapple. From China , mustard and vagetables as brassica and cabbage. From Arabia, kebab, goat stews. The European have introduced peanuts, avocado, guava, papaya, tomato, squash, pumpkin, cacao, and soybeans.