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your taste • specialty • go for
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  1. I think you should the teriyaki pizza.
  2. It is just tomatoes, onions and spices.
  3. Their is barbecued ribs.
  4. What do you think good for dinner tonight?
  5. I really like it, but some people don't.  It depends on .
  6. She was to scared to try some of the that they sell at the markets.
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855 Indonesian Food
Ivan talks about three foods that are really popular in Indonesian cuisine.

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it depends on your taste

We have a variety and it depends on your taste.

Here, the type of Indonesian food you might like is affected by the kind of foods, flavors and spices you enjoy from your country. We can use this phrase to talk about almost any topic.  Notice the following:

  1. You might like Mexican food, but it depends on your taste.
  2. Whether you enjoy the show will depend on your taste in music.

specialty

If you like sweet foods we have a specialty for that.

We use the word 'specialty' to talk about a kind of food that a chef, restaurant, or in this case a country is famous for.  Notice the following:

  1. Our specialty is seafood.
  2. Desserts are his specialty.

go for

You can go for chicken.

Here, the phrase 'go for' simply means 'choose'.  Notice the following:

  1. I'll go for the steak.
  2. What did you go for?

weird stuff

It's mixed with some weird stuff.

'Weird stuff' describes things that are unusual and difficult to understand or explain.  Notice the following:

  1. I ate all kinds of weird stuff at the market.
  2. A lot of weird stuff happened in that movie.

basically

Basically it's ketchup, chili, salt and ginger.

We use the word basically to give a simple explanation about something.  Notice the following:

  1. The movie is basically about the guy who created Facebook.
  2. Football's basically two teams running back and forth for hours. So boring!

sounds really good

That sounds really good.

We use the phrase that sounds really good to respond to a suggestion that we like.  Notice the following:

  1. Hey, that sounds really good!
  2. Dinner and a movie? That sounds really good.