Try These 6 Unique Cuisines in Banyuwangi
Banyuwangi in East Java is blessed with beautiful nature that will leave you in awe. There are many tourism sites that you can explore, such as national park, savannah, exotic beaches. Exploring its unique and tasty culinary world is also an adventure. Here are four authentic cuisines of Banyuwangi that you need to taste while you are there.
1 | Tempong Rice
If you love spicy food, you may love this plate of steamed white rice served with steamed vegetables and raw condiment. "Tempong" means "slap" because its spiciness feels like you’ve just been slapped. You can choose a wide range of side dishes for this cuisine, such as fried chicken, omelet or pepes ikan (steamed fish).
2 | Pindang Koyong
Another spicy food to taste in Banyuwangi. This dish uses fresh sea fish, boiled with spicy and sour soup. The tender fish meat and savory soup is definitely a scrumptious combination.
3 | Nasi Cawuk
If you’re looking for a unique breakfast meal in Banyuwangi, then you need to find this dish. A plate of Nasi Cawuk consists of white rice, savory grated coconut, and grilled corn. It is topped with lemongrass sauce and steamed clover. You can also choose boiled egg or steamed fish as the side dishes.
4 | Rujak Soto
5 | Pecel Pitik
6 | Kue Bagiak
Bagiak cookie is made of sago flour resulting in its unique taste. The cookie is dominated by a sweet flavor, making it perfect as a snack for your tea or coffee time. You can also gift it to your relatives. A wide range of flavors is available such as vanilla, mocha, cheese, and peanut.