Bumbu is a municipality ( commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The town is in the hilled southern portion of Kinshasa and settlement there is relatively new. It lies in the vicinity of the Kasa-Vubu and Kalamu boulevards.
Bumbu may refer to:
- Bumbu, a municipality in the Funa district in the province Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tanah Bumbu Regency, a regency in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan
- Bumbu (seasoning), the word for spice or seasoning in Indonesian cuisine
- Iulian Bumbu, the designer of the Lamborghini Insecta
- Ioan Gruia Bumbu, the president of the National Agency for the Roma
Bumbu is the Indonesian word for spices mixture or seasoning, and it commonly appears in the names of certain spice mixtures, sauces and seasoning pastes. It is commonly found in Indonesian cuisine, which includes its regional variants such as Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese, Padang, Batak and Manado cuisines. It is spread over various meats, poultries, seafoods and vegetables; used in stews, soups, barbecue, sotos, gulais, and also as a common addition to Indonesian-style instant noodles. The practice of blending spices, herbs and seasonings is perhaps the most distinctive feature of Indonesian cuisine; it produce some of the most flavorful food in the world.
Indonesians have developed original gastronomic themes with lemongrass and galangal, cardamom and chilies, tamarind and turmeric. The spice mixture are commonly made by slicing, chopping, grounding, beating, bruising or sometimes burning the spices, using traditional cooking tools such as stone pestle and mortar, to modern blender or food processor. The bumbu mixture usually were stir fried in hot cooking oil first to release its aroma, prior to adding main ingredient (meats, poultry, or fishes).