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Fresh Fish on a Coconut Grill

The Indonesian food chain at its very best

There are many things I miss about Aceh, which was my home for nearly two years. It is a wonderful place. But today I keep thinking about grilled fish. There's a place in Banda Aceh where you pick out a freshly-caught fish that they grill on the spot, using dried coconut husks for the fire. It doesn't matter which kind of fish you pick; it is always delicious.

In Indonesian, it's called Ikan Bakar. They serve it with rice, vegetables and a spicy sauce. I like it best with grilled shrimp and coconut milk. There's nothing like it: sitting outdoors, bathed by humid, tropical breezes, relaxing with friends, and enjoying the best the sea has to offer.