ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Indonesian Lost Cuisine - Bakso Malang!

Updated on March 31, 2017
A selection of bakso - from sumptuous lean wholesome beef balls, to toufu (beancurd) filled with chicken or fish paste, steamed wonton filled with savoury beef paste, stir-fried bakso where the skin is fried but inside has retains the juicy meat!
A selection of bakso - from sumptuous lean wholesome beef balls, to toufu (beancurd) filled with chicken or fish paste, steamed wonton filled with savoury beef paste, stir-fried bakso where the skin is fried but inside has retains the juicy meat!
Lean wholesome and juicy meat balls (bakso) with noodles. Soup is broiled with fresh beef bone marrows and the taste is superb!
Lean wholesome and juicy meat balls (bakso) with noodles. Soup is broiled with fresh beef bone marrows and the taste is superb!
A sumptuous bowl of mee ayam where the noodles are so springy and tasty with the specially made gravy sauce and lean chicken breast meat without skin! Comes with a bowl of soup and 2 beef balls (bakso)!
A sumptuous bowl of mee ayam where the noodles are so springy and tasty with the specially made gravy sauce and lean chicken breast meat without skin! Comes with a bowl of soup and 2 beef balls (bakso)!

Introduction

As in every country, there will be a signature dish that rhymes in every living person's mind. Sushi to Japanese, Pizza to Italians, Burgers to Americans, Noodles to the Chinese, Kim chi to the Koreans, and many more! Likewise, in each country, presumably a large country that stretches in latitudes, the differential weather conditions would translate into various foods for the people living in that area. For the Chinese, the southern Chinese would prefer soup based cuisines, steamed and noodles! Whist for the northern Chinese, they would prefer rice or dumplings!

In Indonesia, which is an archipelago of more than 12000 islands, situated in the deep South Eastern region, on the plateau of "ring of fire" , and with more than 240 million inhabitants, spread in the archipelago and on its two largest islands of Java and Sumatra. It has developed its own indigenous culture in various province and cities, which ultimately created its own individual signature food identity!

For those that love spicy food, we have from Padang the famous cuisine of Nasi padang food, with the delicious beef rendang and ayam pop to nasi soto where rice is served with a separate bowl of beef pieces,filled with vermicelli and shallots, and a thick broth of beef or chicken essence.Although originated from Padang city in Pekanbaru province in the Sumatra island, this cuisine has spread into the whole of Indonesia and including the neighboring countries in Malaysia,Brunei and Singapore.

I am sure that most of you would have tasted the barbecued or deep fried Gurame fish and this is eaten with chilly sauce( or sambal) with the thick sweet sauce. This is one of the signature dishes served in Indonesian restaurants.

Bakso Malang - this is ultimately the cuisine that has many varieties and it has evolved from the origins of Bakso in Malang, a city in Surabaya province in Java island. It is from here that the original Bakso Malang was created. It is one of the best quality of bakso that I have tasted and with no compromise on its quality and freshness of meat and ingredients used. It has traveled from Malang in Surabaya to Medan in North Sumatra!

I have tasted this bakso malang in a shop (warung named Bakso Malang) in Medan and in Taman Setia Budi Indah (TASBIH) Komplex where it tastes just like the original in Surabaya! It is a cuisine that empowers customers to choose their own types of bakso in their soup or together with noodles. It is very different from the modified bakso that you have tasted elsewhere in Indonesia, as these bakso are normally made and mixed with offals and skins and thus making it very unhealthy! But this Bakso Malang is something that is so different where you can really taste and know the quality used is 100% lean beef. It is really healthy and with a wide spread of selection of other types of bakso. All really taste good and yummy! The shop in TASBIH Komplex also serves Bakso in the various sizes. I remembered seeing the size of a bakso ball with a diameter of 8-9 cm! And inside it is filled with an egg, potatoes, veggies and the 4-5 regular size bakso balls (beef balls)! Cool it is!

They also served mee ayam ( noodles with chicken meat) and these are without skin and are surely healthy! The gravy that comes with the mee ayam has that essence that would make you want more! I have asked the owner, Ibu Hanna about how much worked is done daily and her reply was marketing is done daily at 6 am in the morning and preparation for the day starts at 8am with 8 family members starting with the fresh meat( beef and chicken), minced into paste, rolled into balls and steamed, fried, noddles made, gravy and soup plus the essence are all done daily and sold without any leftovers for the next day! No wonder its always sold out and I guessed the customers know where fresh and quality food is!

So when you in Medan, and would like to have a taste of the original bakso malang, you can make a quick stop at TASBIH Komplex. They are opened from 4 pm to 9 pm daily and they are sold out very quickly! The queue starts at 6pm onwards and is always hard to find seats so be sure to be there earlier! And lastly it is halal of course!


,




Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)