Indonesia consists of 34 provinces which one by one of them has so many differences. They have a different tribe, language, culture, clothes, music, including cuisines. Commonly they have their local cuisine where you can’t find in other regions.
Speaking of cuisine, Indonesia has the richest types of cuisine because of its geographical condition. That makes every province has a different herb as the important things in Indonesian cuisine.
If you ever visiting Indonesia, you may familiar with Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia and becomes the famous cities in Indonesia. Jakarta and its Betawinese tribe are two things that you can’t separate from. As the original tribe from Jakarta, Betawi also has its original cuisine just like other tribes in Indonesia.
Now, we have some of the Betawi cuisines that you should try at least once in alive. But, savoring them at only once will not enough for you, so let’s check them out!
Betawi has a great Asinan that you will never forget the taste. It is so succulent with the combination of mustard green, cabbage, bean sprouts with tofu, and lettuce sprinkled with fried peanuts. All of them are not only poured by peanut sauce and vinegar soup but also the chilly sauce that is mixed with yellow noodle crackers.
Commonly, Indonesian love Asinan from Betawi because it contains some vegetables. Besides, the spicy flavor is amazing where you can choose in some levels of spiciness.
Soto Betawi becomes so popular is most of the regions in Indonesia. Just like other Indonesian Soto, it comes with a beef and its offals soup or chicken soup. Usually, it serves with rice, chilly sauce, a bit of lime, and some side dish such as Tempe or quail egg Sate.
Not only Betawinese but also most of the Indonesian love Soto Betawi. It can give a fresh mind vibe right after you ate it. Moreover, if you savoring it in the middle of the rain.
3. Jengkol Stew
Jengkol stew from Betawi is the most favorable cuisine in Indonesia. It has a unique smell with a combination of bitter but so delicious after cooked. Betawinese knew well how to cook the Jengkol to be a great cuisine that everyone loves. It is so popular as the Indonesian famous main dish from Betawi.
Usually, Jengkol stew served with rice or Uduk rice as the Betawinese rice. The taste will more tasteful while you savoring right after it gets cooked.
4. Ulam Rice
Ulam rice is Betawinese cuisine that you can only find it in Betawi. Now, these Betawi rice dishes are increasingly difficult to find. It’s only rice with a variety of side dishes to complement. This cuisine becomes the most favorable dish by Betawinese.
The Ulam rice commonly served with a variety of side dishes such as omelet, squid, tempeh stew, tofu stew, Tempe, patties, and beef.
5. Soto Tangkar
Soto Tangkar originally comes from Betawi and has most similar to Soto Betawi. The difference comes from the rib they use form Soto Tangkar. The usual Soto using chicken or beef, but Soto Tangkar using the rib.
The serving suggestion also comes with as same serves as other Soto. It is so delicious with rice as the Indonesian staple food and chilly sauce. Moreover, if you savoring at the cold weather or rainy season.
6. Ketupat Babanci
Ketupat Babanci or Betawinese knew it as the Sayur Babanci even there are no vegetables on it. Babanci means not clear so that the vegetable on it comes in almost no vegetables.
Commonly Ketupat Babanci serves with rice or Ketupat and beef. Besides, there also grated coconut which calls as Serundeng. It looks like a beef curry but lighter which closer to the soup. It is so unclear to describe, that is why it names as Babanci.
7. Gabus Pucung
Gabus Pucung is one of the most popular cuisines in Betawi. It is so traditional with a typical Betawi cuisine made of a snakehead fish. It cooked with black soup from the Kluwak such as the ingredients of Rawon from East Java. Even the sauce is similar to Rawon but has a different texture.
Usually, Gabus Pucung served with rice, fried snakehead fish, and chilies the most important thing in the cuisine.
8. Sayur Besan
Sayur Besan is the most Betawi cuisine that you can find at the wedding ceremony. It is kind of similar to Sayur Lodeh which contains a lot of vegetables such as cabbage, Petai, green onions, potatoes, and chilies.
9. Ase Porridge
Ase porridge is the original Betawi cuisine which has the most different type from usual porridge in Indonesia. This porridge has the most unique porridge with the combination of potatoes and local Betawinese meat stew.
The taste is so delicious which is perfect for your breakfast with the hot tea. Usually, Betawinese serve the ace porridge with colors cracker and bean sprouts.
Ketoprak is the most favorable Betawi cuisine in most of the Indonesian region. It is perfect for your lunch or even a snack in the middle of the night. One plate of Ketprak can make you full but not hard full ones. Commonly, it calls the Indonesian noodle dishes.
Ketoprak contains glass noodles, bean sprout, and tofu which mix with the peanut sauce. You can add some chilies, put some crackers, and fried onion as much as you want. Not only in Betawi, but you can find Ketoprak in the most famous Yogyakarta street food.
So, there is 10 most favorable and delicious Betawi cuisine that you should know. If you are visiting Jakarta, don’t forget to savor all of them. Guarantee, you will fall in love with these unique tastes where you can only find in Jakarta.