Malang is located in East Java and the second largest city so it’s not surprising if this beautiful city has become a popular travel destinations. Java is famous for their natural beauty from the beach, mountain, and almost every corner. The historical and cultural points are also what attract the tourists the most. As for Malang, it has everything you need for a memorable vacation. It is not hard to reach and there are various spots you can spend time with during your visit. Not to mention that there is wide variety of foods you can try. It is highly recommended to try authentic dishes of Malang because they are exceptionally delicious and affordable.
What foods to try when travelling around Malang?
Malang is a great place for culinary adventure. There are many places you can go to truly taste the local delicacies that really show great cultural points of Malang. Here are several foods you can try during your travel in Malang.
Bakso Malang is highly recommended to try when you visit this great city. It is delicious dish consisted of meatballs, bakwan, bean sprouts, noodles, and tofu. Bakso is popular dish in Indonesia and every region usually has their own iconic Bakso. In Malang, Baksi is also popular food that everyone loves. It is served with beef broth added with chili, chopped selery, ketchup, as well as pangsit.
Rawon is iconic dish from Malang and you should try this because it truly looks unique and taste delicious. Rawon is made from beef cooked in broth added with various spices. The color of the soup is black but it is not from sauce sauce. It is from special Javanese ingredient, Kluwek. Rawon is best served with warm rice and it’s great to eat anytime.
Ketan is very popular dish in Malang. It is made from sticky rice and is topped with variety of options such as chocolate, durian, and milk. Ketan actually taste pretty neutral so it fits with any kinds of topping. Not to mention that it is super affordable. It is only 5-10k per serving. It’s a great food you can enjoy before the real meal.
Sate Kelinci or rabbit skewer is highly recommended if you are visiting Malang. It is made from rabbit meat grilled in the hot stone and smeared with peanut sauce as well as shallots. If you have never tried rabbit meat before, it doesn’t taste too differently from beef. However, the texture is pretty different. Rabbit meat is chewier. The price of Sate Kelinci is quite affordable. It is about 20-30k per serving.
Nasi Bug is practically rice with various toppings including paru, sayur jackfruit, beef skewer, and sambal. To enjoy this dish, you it is recommended to mix them all. It may looks unappetizing first but the taste is truly rich. The taste blend perfectly creating delicious dish you should not miss. The portion is quite large so you should eat this dish when you are truly hungry so you can finish it all.