It should be the most important thing is food.
Does "The main thing is food" also work in this instance?
Not yet... although a “correct” answer is listed as “the [i]most[/i] main thing is food” !
I'm not certain what the actual translation of this Bahasa sentence should be, but the current one does not really make sense in English.
is "terutama" the same as "paling penting" ?