While on the topic of food, in Bukittinggi Delvi and I had lunch at a Sunda restaurant.
I love Sunda food - I reckon it would go down a storm with hip westerners - it's such a fresh smorgasbord of a cuisine.
In any case Delvi told me how the local Minangkabau never really got Sunda food and the restaurant was mostly empty.
I chuckled to myself. West Java and West Sumatra seem so similar to this person that lives on the other side of the planet. It reminds me of my Korean pal who told me (straight-faced) that Ireland and Germany were pretty much the same.