Here in Indonesia, we are spoiled with fried food that are being sold on the streets. Seriously, wherever you turn to, you can find easily a cart with fried food (Oops, am I exaggerating? Hehehe...)
Here is a sample of a cart with a lot of fried food. Yup, great stuff for snack time :)
Let's see what kind of fried food or we - Indonesian called them as "gorengan" that are being sold in the cart.
1. Fried soybean cake - tempe goreng
2. Fried tapioca/cassava - singkong goreng
3. Vegetable fritters - bakwan goreng: beansprouts, shredded carrots and shredded cabbage
4. Fried tofu - tahu goreng
5. Fried sweet potato - Ubi goreng (It's different than Fried Sweet Potato Chips, this fried sweet potato is cut in big slices and deep into batter)
6. Combro (ground tapioca with filling of brown sugar or Oncom - fermented soybean)
7. Fried banana - pisang goreng
Tempe and Oncom are both made from whole soybean and being fermented using molds. The difference between them is the kind of mold to make them.
Everything is deep into batter (except for the fried cassava) - mixed of plain flour, water, pepper and salt (but fyi, I learnt that to add crunchiness and tastiness, the vendors like to add a bit of tapioca flour or rice flour and also MSG) before being deep fried into hot oil.
We usually eat these fried food with chili padi or bird eyes chili (rawit) to add the hot flavor. Yup... we directly bite the chili together with the fried food :D