Fried with Palm Oil

From Rubber to Oil
February 25, 2014

PALM OIL IS BY FAR the most widely used oil for cooking throughout Southeast Asia. The industrial production of palm oil has contributed to the issue of haze pollution as sometimes peatlands are burned to make room for new oil palm plantations.

RIDHUAN IS A STREET VENDOR IN THE CITY OF PEKANBARU, RIAU PROVINCE,
INDONESIA, WHO SELLS CHICKEN FRIED WITH PALM OIL.

I sell this food called fried chicken, I have been selling it since 2001. I sell this in the evening here, another cart goes around. Yes, I fry it at the cart and I start a new round. I use palm oil, the palm oil that is sold at the small shops. The price ranges between 10 to 11,000 rupiah. Sometimes it reaches 12,000, oil is sometimes expensive.

TOFU FRIED IN PALM OIL IS A POPULAR SNACK IN THE STREETS OF PEKANBARU,
THE CAPITAL CITY OF RIAU PROVINCE.

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