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Central and East Java Food

Central and East Java Food

Hey everyone! Welcome back to our blog! After you seen the food from Sumatra and Sulawesi island, now we move into Java island. Are you exciting?  I hope so. Anyway, now we are going to Central and East Java and discover more about their speciality dish in there. 

First we going to Central Java. Located in central of the Java island, central Java have many good traditional food in there. Usually their food get some influence from Keraton Jogjakarta ( kingdom of Jogjakarta) and Kasuhunan Surakarta ( Kingdom of Surakarta). There is some example of Central Java food :

1. Nasi Gudeg

 One of the famous food in Central Java. This food are one of the choice of people in Central Java for breakfast or lunch. Many elements in this food, from the  Gudeg  it itself, which is make from young jackfruit and slowly cooked with palm sugar and many other spices. After that, we have  krecek, opor ayam and  telor bacem.

2. Nasi liwet

This food is come from Kesuhunan Surakarta. What nasi liwet is special is located on their rice. The rice is cooked with some spice, like coconut milk, little anchovy and sereh. Usually people eat this rice with  opor ayam, sambal manisa and opor tahu.

Next, lets going to the East Java. Located in East of the Java island, their food are influence from the Kerajaan Majapahit ( Kingdom of Majapahit). Here is their some speciality dish : 

1. Nasi Rawon

  Rawon or Nasi Rawon/Rawon Rice (when served with rice) is a strong rich tasting traditional Indonesian beef black soup.Originally from Surabaya in Indonesian province of East Java. It uses black nuts/keluak (Pangeum edule, fruits of kepayang tree) as the main spice which gives the strong nutty flavor and dark color to the soup.

2. Bakso

Bakso is one of the famous dish in East Java. Come from Malang, bakso now can easily found in Indonesia and sometimes in Australia! Anyway, Bakso or baso is Indonesian meatball or meat paste made from beef surimi and is similar in texture to theChinese beef ballfish ball, or pork ball.Bakso is commonly made from beef with a small quantity of tapioca flour, however bakso can also be made from other ingredients, such as chicken, fish, or shrimp. Bakso are usually served in a bowl of beef broth, with yellow noodles,bihun (rice vermicelli), salted vegetables, tofu, egg (wrapped within bakso), Chinese green cabbagebean sproutsiomay or steamed meat dumpling, and crispwonton, sprinkled with fried shallots and celery. Bakso can be found all across Indonesia; from the traveling cart street vendors to restaurants. Today various types of ready to cook bakso also available as frozen foodcommonly sold in supermarkets in Indonesia. Slices of bakso often used and mixed as compliments in mi goreng,nasi goreng, or cap cai recipes.

Are you feel hungry now? :p. Thanks for reading and see you in other post!

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