Banyuwangi is a city in East Java Province. This city has very interesting tourism potential. Not many people know that compared to big cities like Surabaya and Malang, which are already well known. But Banyuwangi has its privileges. Many things are a pity to miss when discussing this city, such as tourist attractions, culture, and special fo,ods that are destinations for culinary tourism lovers. If you visit Banyuwangi, it’s incomplete if you don’t taste the city’s specialties. Let’s take a look at the list below.
- Botok Tawon
If we imagine the name, this food sounds very extreme because it uses wasps, animals with painful stings. But wait, this food is processed with the wasp house, not the animal. Processing this food is indeed quite difficult and requires special skills and recipes. Behind its unique name, this food has a taste that is quite delicious and delicious. The presentation is quite simple, only with warm rice, botok of the wasp’s house plus side dishes such as tofu bacem or tempeh bacem is already a yummy food.
- Pecel Pitik
Pecel pitik is a legendary food typical of Banyuwangi, precisely the Osing tribe. The Osing tribe is the forerunner of the founding of Banyuwangi. This food is highly sought after by culinary tourists because it will not be complete if you go to Banyuwangi but don’t taste this food. You can find pecel pitik in the village of Kemiren, a settlement of the Osing tribe and has become a tourist village. This food must be there when the Osing tribe performs the traditional tribal ceremony. With recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, this dish has a distinctive taste and is very dear to miss.
- Sego Cawuk
Sego Cawuk is a typical Banyuwangi food with a very delicious and interesting dish. One serving of sego cawuk contains many food ingredients that are rich in nutrients. Sego cawuk itself is very affordable. Besides that, this dish is usually filled with rice, gravy, and grated young coconut, making the rice taste delicious. You can combine many side dishes with adding flavor and arousing the taste buds, such as beef jerky, salted egg, or fish paste. You should also try the combination with mixed vegetables called Urap.
- Nasi Kalak
Nasi kalak is a typical Banyuwangi food that is very delicious for breakfast because there are not too many side dishes, so it is not too heavy. This food is served with white rice, yellow noodles, stir-fried carrots and beans, eggs, serundeng, and potato cakes very appetizing and spoils the tongue. When you taste this food, don’t forget to taste the accompanying drink, namely temulawak ice. This drink has many health benefits.
- Nasi Tempong
Nasi Tempong has good taste at a reasonably affordable price. Nasi tempong is also a typical and legendary food in this city. One serving of nasi tempong contains rice, vegetables, and meat or fish but what makes it even more delicious is the sambal, a typical Indonesian sauce with various ingredients and processing methods. For you spicy lovers, it is highly recommended to try this food. The sambal served is very spicy and has a unique taste.
- Kupat Lodoh
Kupat lodoh is a typical Banyuwangi dish with a similar appearance to opor (coconut milk sauce with spices) and is usually served during Eid al-Fitr’s celebration. This dish is served with ketupat, then sprinkled with sliced chicken and processed with lodoh (food that is too cooked, but that’s where the unique taste comes from). This food is served with a savory coconut milk sauce and has a slightly brownish color, adding a spicy sensation to this dish.
- Rujak Soto
This food combines two foods at once, and namely rujak has a typical food without gravy and soto is identical to the gravy. But that’s the uniqueness of this food, where two types of food are combined and can provide a delicious and delicious taste. The processing method is also straightforward, by making rujak and then doused with soto sauce containing pieces of meat and eggs. Now, this Banyuwangi exceptional food is already very well known to many people and has been sold everywhere other than in Banyuwangi. But you have to try if you visit Banyuwangi, the place where this cuisine was born.
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