May 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz

A nother traditional food from Indonesia. Originally from East Java, especially Surabaya, rawon is a very tasty food. You will see it as black soup. Do not afraid of the color and try to taste it. This soup consists of lots of herbs boiled with beef stock and diced beef.

What makes the color black? The black color comes from the main spice which callled Kluwek / black nuts (Pangeum edule), fruits of kepayang tree. Kluwek gives strong nutty flavor. The other spices used are garlic, shallot, ginger, candlenut, turmeric, red chili and salt. And for the seasoning we have to add lemongrass, galangal, bay leaves, kaffir lime leaves, and sugar.

Where to find rawon? Most of warung jawa offer rawon in their menu. It also easily finds in the food court that sells Indonesian food.


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