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10 Delicious Makassar Culinary You Should Try

Makassar can be described as a culinary paradise in Eastern Indonesia. When dusk comes, the commotion begins. The vibrant capital is filled with many sellers with their unique food stalls offering a variety of foods ranging from tantalizing sea food to charred brown bananas with palm sugar sauce. We ensure that all culinary lovers will always fall in love with Makassar culinary treats.

Makassar Special Foods 

Here are some typical Makassar dishes that you should try:

1. Coto Makassar

Coto Makassar, also known as Coto Mangkasar, is a special thick soup consisting of beef innards such as heart, tripe, brain, lungs, liver, and intestines. What makes the dark broth are peanuts, rice water, and spices. Usually eaten with Burasa, a kind of Ketupat, compressed rice cake wrapped in coconut leaves. To enhance the taste, tauco sauce is often added.
coto makassar

2. Konro Soup

Do you like ribs? Don't miss tasting the delicious Konro Sop. Dark-black dishes enhance the sensation of sparerib and beef. In addition, a strong taste arises because of a mixture of rich spices such as lentwak (in the scientific field, it is called Pangium edule), coriander, lemongrass, and turmeric. Another variation is Konro Bakar or Konro Bakar.

3. Barongko

Barongko is made from banana powder is mixed with several basic ingredients such as sugar, condensed milk, eggs, salt, and vanilla powder. The mixture is wrapped in banana leaves, then steamed for about 25 minutes. Sweet desserts can be eaten both hot and cold.

4. Banana Epe

Banana Epe is a typical sweet snack that accentuates the enjoyment of grilled bananas. Tropical yellow fruit is flattened, smeared with margarine, and roasted for about 5 minutes. Then, doused with palm sugar sauce. If you want to try other variations, you can try chocolate, jam, and cheese flavors. To get this type of food so easily, just tap Losari Beach at night.

5. Es Pallu Butung

Es Palu Butung is a typical dessert that is very similar to Ijo Banana (another typical Makassar sweet treat with a banana base). To make leucorrhoea sauce, rice flour is cooked with coconut milk, pandan leaves, sugar, salt and vanilla powder. The final touch is to add it to steamed bananas, red syrup, and some ice cubes. Eat while it's still cold.

6. Pallu Basa

Pallu Basa is a kind of thick soup whose basic ingredients are beef and beef organs, such as the heart, intestines, spleen, and tripe. They are mixed with local aromatic spices such as cumin, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, galangal, and lemongrass. The final mixture is coconut milk and water. Can also be added by the yolk of egg which is still raw.

7. Freely

Freely arguably the staple food of Makassar. Dishes such as rice cake are made from rice wrapped in young banana leaves. Always served with spicy dried grated coconut or companion Coto Makassar or Pallu Basa. To find this sticky dish, which is usually eaten during traditional events and religious celebrations, it is very easy to get free-range, just visit the traditional market in Makassar.

8. Pallumara

The meat used to make pallumara can be milkfish, snapper, and tuna. What makes it very rich in taste and fun is the seasoning, highlighting kaffir lime leaves, leeks, chilies, and tamarind. To increase spiciness, add lime juice and fried shallots.

9. Jalangkote

Jalangkote is a kind of snack like pastel that comes with a thick wrapper and various fillings such as diced potatoes, carrots, leeks, bean sprouts, and boiled eggs. The ingredients are sauteed with garlic, onion, and pepper. Another option is minced beef. To enjoy fried dishes, usually dipped in vinegar sauce.

10. Sodara Soup

Sodara Soup Originally from Pangkep Regency, this traditional soup underlines beef, fried beef lungs, vermicelli, and potato meatballs. This specialty is usually served with grilled fish, boiled eggs, and most importantly, white rice. Great friends can be spicy peanut sauce and cucumber slices.

That's 10 delicious culinary Makassar you should try if you had time to visit South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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