Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, literally thousand of
islands ranging from those among the world's largest to tiny coral
atolls marooned in a sapphire sea. With terrain including
snow-capped mountains and lush rainforests arid savannah, swamps and
irrigated rice fields, it's hard to imagine a more appropriate
national motto than Bhinneka Tunggal Ika - Unity in Diversity.
Vegetables are grown throughout Indonesia, especially in islands with rich volcanic soil.
Some of the vegetables seen here are:
Many Oriental vegetables are widely grown in various regions in Asia. They are often named based on the plant appearance, color, shape, usage and others. They are called with local languages and dialects. More than several hundred dialects are used in China - not to mention many otherlanguages and dialects used in different Asian regions! These names are often translated into English names directly or indirectly based on pronounciation, spelling, meaning, and others. Sometimes, new names are also used by Westerners to call some Oriental vegetables. Therefore, it is very common to have various names for the same vegetable. Many people are often confused and have difficulties to indentify and find Asain vegetables.