Rawon or Nasi Rawon / Rawon Rice (when served with rice) is a strong rich tasting traditional Indonesian beef black soup. Originally from Surabaya in Indonesian province of East Java. It uses black nuts / keluak (Pangeum edule, fruits of kepayang tree) as the main seasoning which gives the strong nutty flavor and dark color to the soup.
The soup is made of ground mixture of garlic, shallot, keluak, ginger, candlenut, turmeric, red chili and salt sauteed with oil until it gets aromatic. The sauteed mixture is then poured into boiled beef stock with diced beef. Lemongrass, galangal, bay leaves, kaffir lime leaves and sugar are then added as seasonings. The special dark/black color of rawon comes from the keluak as the main spice. The soup is usually garnished with green onion and fried shallot, and served with rice, hence the name Rawon Rice or Nasi Rawon in Indonesian language, together with baby bean sprouts, salted preserved egg, shrimp crackers and sambal chili sauce on the side.
Pecel is a traditional Javanese salad, consisting of a mixed vegetables in peanut sauce dressing, usually served with steamed rice or sometimes with lontong or ketupat compressed rice cake. The peanut sauce used in pecel is also similar to gado-gado. Pecel consists of boiled or blanched water spinach, spinach, bean sprouts, yardlong bean, cucumber, cassava leaf and lemon basil, poured with peanut sauce, made from ground fried peanuts mixed with water, salt, palm sugar, tamarind juice, chili pepper, galangal, kaffir lime leaf and garlic.
New creativity comes up from Banyuwangi, most eastern tip of East Java, they mixed both Rawon and Pecel in one dish and called it as Rawon Pecel. Make it very special and unique since it only can be found in Banyuwangi area and become one of the most familiar icon. It’s really more delicious than common rawon and surelly tasty.
Pangklang Asri is one of the restaurant or warung which serve Rawon Pecel as their special menu.
Don’t miss this tasty rawon if you visiting Banyuwangi.
For just about US$ 1.50 can get a porsion of the rawon pecel and it’s include a big piece of meat which called as Empal daging.
It’s really happy for the pocket, backpacker’s budget !!
Warung Pangklang Asri
Jl. Letjen S. Parman No. 03
Banyuwangi, East Java
Phone : 62-0333-423882
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