Indonesia Inquiry

Witty Word – Kayu Manis

January 8, 2012 Language Learning Travel & Living Abroad 0

Cinnamon is a popular spice from Indonesia. 

It is mainly cultivated in Java and Sumatra. 

Cinnamon is used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes as well as drinks.

In Bahasa Indonesia, cinnamon is “kayu manis.” 

“Kayu” is “wood” and “manis” is “sweet,” so cinnamon is “sweet wood.”