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Thekiantra Morriston
Published: 22 Sep 2022

Special Food of Each Province of Indonesia, Part 1

Hi Neighbors, Indonesia, which has a very diverse food taste, is one of the prides of this spice country. Each region has a special taste on the tongue of the audience. Therefore, we have collected the Special food of each province of Indonesia which of course you need to try.

Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam - Ayam Tangkap

Ayam Tangkap is a typical Acehnese dish made from fried chicken with special herbs and spices. Processing this chicken is not difficult, that is, only by frying it after it has been seasoned first to make it tasty when eaten. The spices used are garlic, pepper, candlenut, salt, and ginger. Once seasoned, the chicken is then fried for about 5-10 minutes. At the same time, several handfuls of leaves are also added to be served with the chicken so that the flavor of the leaves also seeps into the chicken meat.

Sumatera Utara - Bihun Bebek

Every region in Indonesia has a unique processed duck. One of them is in Medan, which is famous for its duck vermicelli. Duck vermicelli is a concoction consisting of vermicelli, lettuce, scallions, a sprinkling of fried garlic, and of course sliced boiled duck.

Usually this duck vermicelli is paired with two choices of Soup. First using duck broth, then there are also those using sauces from spices and herbs.

Sumatera Selatan - Pempek

Pempek or empek-empek is a food made from soft ground fish meat mixed with starch or sago flour, as well as a composition of several other ingredients such as eggs, mashed garlic, flavoring, and salt. Pempek is usually served with vinegar sauce which has a sour, sweet, and spicy taste.

Sumatera Barat - Rendang

Rendang or randang in the Minangkabau language (Jawi: ) is a Minangkabau cuisine made from meat originating from West Sumatra, Indonesia. This dish is produced from a long low-temperature cooking process using various spices and coconut milk. The cooking process takes hours (usually about four hours) until all that's left is chunks of jet black meat and bran.

Bengkulu - Pendap

Pendap, or commonly called ikan pais, is one of the typical foods in Bengkulu Province. Pendap has a spicy and savory taste, as well as the distinctive aroma of taro leaves that are wrapped in it.

Riau - Gulai Ikan Patin

Catfish curry is now a mandatory dish that is always present in typical Riau restaurants, especially when there are traditional ceremonies or big religious events.

Kepulauan Riau - Laksa

Laksa gravy is a typical culinary of the Riau Islands province, one of which is Karimun Regency. Although easy to find, the taste of this typical Malay food is unquestionable. The basic ingredient for making laksa is sago starch, so it is not uncommon for laksa soup to be used as a breakfast menu or a mainstay menu in winter.

Jambi - Nasi Gemuk

Nasi gemuk, breakfast menu which is thought to have been popular since the 1970s in Jambi City. The reason for giving the name Nasi Lemak is because the rice is oily and uses large amounts of coconut milk, even more than Nasi Uduk.

Lampung - Seruit

Seruit is a typical food from Lampung, Indonesia, namely fried or grilled fish dishes mixed with shrimp paste, tempoyak (processed durian) or mango. Type of fish is the size of river fish such as belida, baung, layis, etc., plus fresh vegetables. Then because Lampung is close to the sea, you can also use marine fish.

Bangka Belitung - Lempah

Lempah kuning or gangan is a seafood dish originating from the Bangka-Belitung Islands Province, Indonesia. This dish uses the main ingredient in the form of sea fish which is cooked with special spices until it turns yellow. If you add pineapple chunks, the yellow lempah is called pineapple lempah.

A folk dish typical of the people of Bangka-Belitung which is used as a side dish for daily meals, this dish is also popular as a complement to various events. If the people of Bangka Island call it the yellow lempah, the Belitung Island people call it gangan.

Those are special food of each province of Indonesia. So Neighbors? Interested in trying quality homemade food from Kokikan? There's no need to be afraid! because with Kokikan you can try home-cooked food around you which of course has a varied taste. Don't forget to comment and share this article. To read more Articles visit our Blog and stay tuned on our Social Media Instagram and Twitter. Cheers Neighbors!

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