Banyuwangi from East Java is not only home to stunning mountains and beaches. In addition, it provides many delicious culinary alternatives, from rujak soto to nasi tempong. Here are a number of dishes to shell out for when traveling to the area.
1. Rujak soto
For those comfortable with rujak (chopped vegetables and fruit served with a hot palm sugar sauce) and soto (an aromatic soup), the title of this particular dish may seem a bit confusing. The dish consists of assorted vegetables, peanut sauce plus petis (shrimp paste). The peanut sauce is mixed with salt, fried peanuts, brown sugar, tamarind fruit, and young stone bananas. Young stone banana is one type of banana that has seeds in it. The ingredients are then combined with boiled vegetables such as kale (kangkung), long beans, cabbage, and fried tofu, as well as tempeh. Usually priced at around IDR 10,000 (less than US$1), it is often served with a bowl of sweet beef tripe soup.
2. Pecel rawon
People who buy this Banyuwangi dish are sure to get a plate of nasi pecel (rice with peanut sauce followed by vegetables, such as lettuce and bean sprouts) along with a bowl of rawon (black bean soup). This dish also includes delicious additions, such as fried prawns, fried beef, fried peanut lungs, along with peanut butter (peanut wafers). Usually sold for IDR 5,000 to IDR 10,000, pecel rawon not only offers a rich spice taste but also a slightly sweet but soft taste of sambal pecel (pecel sauce).
3. Nasi tempong
The sambal is obviously fresh as it is only made to order. Nasi tempong is usually served with a pack of fried side dishes (such as tempeh, tofu, fried corn, and salted fish). Built between IDR 12,000 and IDR 15,000, expect to get three plates when buying this specialty, for your rice, different chopped vegetables and some side dishes.
4. Sego cawuk
Usually served at breakfast, sego cawuk is easily found throughout Banyuwangi, especially in the Utilizing Tribe. It consists of a serving of pasta and a bowl of soup with all the young grated coconut, roasted young corn, celery, celery, onion, garlic and some tamarind. The final effect is a refreshing spicy taste.
5. Jangan kesrut
Famous for its reddish and hot online color, refreshing smell, not kneaded accompanied by rice, slightly thick and crunchy tempeh, and kala gepuk (shredded grilled chicken), typical of Banyuwangi. For the topping, it is generally served with two choices: beef or kikil. The gravy itself consists of various ingredients, such as large chilies, cayenne pepper/cayenne pepper, tomatoes, leeks, shrimp paste/shrimp paste, salt, sugar, and wuluh starfruit. Try Warung Olgha on Jalan DI Panjaitan 49 Lateng if you want to try it.
Whether your trip brings you beach walks, fine cuisine, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, the extra research will give you the best possible experience for your visit. Get to know more about Banyuwangi by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.