Siobak – Delicious Acculturation Food between Balinese and Chinese

If you spend your holiday in northern part of Bali, you will get something new. Buleleng is the best place for getting new experience, it offer many amazing panorama of tourist objects like Git-git Waterfall, Beji Temple, Banjar Hot Spring and etc. Beside of that, it has many delicious foods. Have you heard about Siobak? Siobak is one of them.

008HVM51987DCD5C24B3ADmxIn the 17th and 18th centuries, Singaraja was also the location of the Buleleng kingdom led by King I Gusti Anglungrah Panji Sakti. The strategic location of the harbor city attracted many Chinese traders, which resulted in acculturation between Balinese and Chinese, as proven, among others, in the food called siobak.

Made of pork, this meal can now be easily found away from Singaraja. The sliced meat, seasoned with sweet and salty soy sauce and traditional spices, is boiled, cut and then fried. What makes the sliced meat especially tasty is the thick sauce made of tauco (boiled and mashed soybeans mixed with flour and then fermented), various spices, pork broth and chili.

If you want to indulge your palate, add cucumber pickles and crackers made of pig skin. Do not forget to add the vinegar into the sauce to make the sweet, sour and salty taste stronger and tastier.Besides the savory siobak Singaraja, there is also another variety called siobak khe lok that has a sweeter taste. This food will be perfect if you combine with a glass of sweet iced tea or orange juice. You can find this food in the all of Bali, not only in Buleleng.
img_2845_resizeA portion of siobak Singaraja normaly is priced at Rp 18,000 or Rp 20.000. It is recommended food to try in Paradise Island when you get holiday, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agency. I believe your trip will be awesome and unforgettable experience.


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