Alang Alang Bakso Babi

April 15, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Pong Tiku, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91890. Description If you have come all the way out to Indonesia and at least once on you trip you will try Bakso a meatball based soup normally with noodles and crisp fried krupuk. But alas most have very little meat in them, if at all. But we have found the difference at Alang Alang only that you will have to travel out of town! Head south for 5 km and its on the left hand side just as the great sa’dan river bends. Odering is easy just ask for Bakso and it will be served swiftly to your table. The staff don’t speak English as the Bakso does all the talking. Suggestion Well guys there’s only one choice here but its well worth it a real tasty Bakso soup (12,000 rp) Price All bowls are between (12,000 rp) Drinks range from 3,000 rp for a water to 9,000 rp for drinks from a fridge plus tea or coffee (3-7,000 rp)

Pa'piong Duku Bai

Recipe of the week: Pa’piong Duku Bai

March 01, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Pa’piong Duku Bai is a classic Torajan dish usually prepared for all large ceremonies like funerals and weddings. We use a cooking method dating back from the beginning of time. For this recipe we prepare the dish in a type of bamboo that is softer than the one used for construction. Ingredients 500 g pork 500 g serr’akko leaves (*) 2 spring onions (cut into 5 cm strips) 5 shallots (cut thinly) 5 garlic cloves (cut thinly) 10 medium sized chilies 1 cube of beef stock powder Pinch of salt and pepper 2 lengths of bamboo cut to 0.5 m (including 1 closed end and 1 open!) 2 banana leaves (*) Serr’akko leaves Serr’akko leaves, also known as Mayana leaves in Indonesian language, can be found in the jungle of Toraja. It is a wild vegetable similar to the nettle family which gives the pork a distinctive flavour and aroma. Preparation 1/ Cut up the pork and place it with all the ingredients in a large bowl. 2/ Mix all ingredients up with your hands. 3/ Wash out the bamboo tubes and place the pork mixture gently into them. Make sure to give the bottom of the tube a tap on …