Javanese cuisine is a Javanese cuisine which is the main ethnic group in Indonesia, more precisely the province of Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java.
Although Sumatra cuisine is known for its spicy with famous Indian and Arabic influences, Javanese cuisine is more developed and known for its simplicity.
Some Indonesians consider Javanese cuisine sweeter compared to other Indonesian dishes, for example, in Central Java because of the use of Javanese sugar or sweet soy sauce.
Javanese food is categorized into Central and East Java cuisine; both simple and non-spicy foods, although Central Javanese food tends to be sweeter.
In a broader sense, Javanese cuisine can also refer to the cuisine of the entire community of Java Island, Indonesia; which also includes Sundanese in West Java, Betawi people in Jakarta and Madura on Madura Island outside East Java.