Indonesian Cuisine: Rujak Cingur

During a visit to a place, it feels incomplete if we do not taste the local cuisine. Surabaya has several well-known traditional foods. You have to try some of them because they are very delicious. If you are not accustomed to Asian flavors, you can try it here. Rujak Cingur is one of the traditional foods that you should try. You may find the ingredients surprising because they are not easy to find in western countries, especially the spices.

This food is made of many ingredients and spices, but the most important ingredient is the muzzle of the cow. It is brought to a boil through gradual temperature increase, so that the muzzle becomes tender. When it has become tender, it will be easier to eat. Besides, it also tastes better. It is not hard to find sellers of Rujak Cingur throughout the city. Since this traditional food is very popular, many people sell it.

Rujak Cingur

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You can find street stalls because it is usually sold there. The meat part or cingur is usually displayed in front of the stalls for people to see. Besides beef, there are other complementary ingredients usually added, such as sprouts, kale, beans, cucumbers, etc. The ingredients may remind you of other traditional dishes because they also use those ingredients, but this one has a different seasoning. If you like it, Rujak Cingur can also be eaten with pineapple, tempeh, tofu, and other fruit and veggies.

These additions will improve the taste of the food. The sauce is the most important thing because without it, everything will be plain. There are some spices needed to make a plate of Rujak Cingur, such as fried peanuts, bananas, chili sauce, etc. All of them were all traditional ingredients that you can find in Asia. Hence, if you want to try this, then come to Surabaya because it is everywhere. You may be able to find similar foods in other Asian countries, but they may not taste exactly the same.

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