Back when I was in Malang about a week ago, I met this bakso Malang hawker. Bakso is meatball in English and is usually made of minced beef. In Yogyakarta a common bowl of bakso only consists of plain meat meatball, tendon meatball, fried meatball, and fried dumpling. The broth might be actually pretty similar to what I’ve ever had in Yogyakarta, only the pieces are different.
Bakso Malang Signature Style
Since bakso in Yogyakarta is a little bit similar one from each other, I think bakso Malang has pretty interesting concept. The meatball comes in two types, full meat and meat+tendon. BTW, meat+tendon meatball is my favorite kind. It has rough texture with the tendon inside. The hawker will offer you a lot of pieces to choose aside from the meatball itself. For example, like what I had that day..
I only had 1 meatball and the rest are the side dishes which is deep fried items. Back then I picked deep fried tofu, steamed dumpling, deep fried dumpling, and fried meatball. Everything was so good especially with Malang’s cold weather. Hot bowl of soup might be your best choice in supper. The special texture of crunchy food that is partially soaked into broth is so superb. It doesn’t completely soaked wet but still have subtle crunch. Mostly the deep fried items tasted so savory with thick meat flavor. They also had a little bit salty extra flavor.
Besides everything I had in my bowl, they also have fried cow lungs, fishcakes, spring roll-like fishcakes, and some more deep fried stuffs. Everything is basically self-service and in the end the hawker will sum everything for you. You can also add sliced celery and green onion as you please, FOR FREE. Isn’t that great? My bowl cost me IDR 7.5k. If you go to restaurants, you might find more items to choose compared to what hawkers have.
Actually I’m not really a soup guy but when the air is cold, who can resist a bowl of hot soup? It could be a great aid to warm your body up and please your tongue with delicacy. I’m more like a sauce guy though since I love a lot of sauce or paste with various ingredients/spices inside. Anyway, I’m gonna end my story here, pay my blog daily visit for routine updates on foodie and gaming, follow my Instagram account @bitethefood, leave comments if you have opinions or recommendations, and see you next time.
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