Some recipes live a life of their own and obtain fame in a country far away from where a dish is supposed to have originated.
So it is with Babi pangang, a famous dish in the Netherlands widely available in Chinese and Indonesian restaurants.
In itself, the name Babi panggang is Malay for roasted pig. In Indonesia, the people are for almost 90 per cent Muslim and do not eat pork.
But there are people, like the Batak of North Sumatra, that do eat pork and have dishes of charcoal roasted pork with sauces of blood or with spicy sambal.