Batam, which is the largest city in the Riau Archipelago, is a very busy city. Some tourists who come to Batam want to shop for electronics more. The reason is, Batam is famous for having an electronics market with a lower price offered. But besides being famous as an electronics center, Batam can also be a destination for enjoying various culinary delights. There is quite a lot of typical Batam food is famous for its deliciousness. Well, here is a list of typical Batam foods that you shouldn’t miss when you visit one day.
- Batam Fish Soup
The first typical Batam food is Batam fish soup which contains marine products in the form of fresh and high-quality fish. The presentation of this fish soup is with a clear sauce that makes the taste of this soup delicious and refreshing. The freshness of the sauce combined with the filling in the form of seafood will make your desire to eat unstoppably. In addition to containing fish, there are also additions in shrimp, squid, and various other ingredients from the sea. Although this soup uses fish as the main ingredient, it doesn’t smell fishy, and it’s fresh when eaten. It will be even more delicious if you eat it using noodles, such as vermicelli noodles and yellow noodles.
- Tarempa Noodles
The next typical Batam food is tarempa noodles processed by people who come from the Tarempa area. Like noodles in general, this noodle is made from a mixture of egg and wheat flour mixed with a bit of spice and gravy as a presentation. However, there is a difference between tarempa noodles and noodles in general. The difference between tarempa noodles and other noodles lies in the filling. If noodles are generally filled with chicken, Mie Tarempa doesn’t choose chicken at all. The chosen filling is beef or snail. You can choose to eat fried noodles or soup noodles. This noodle is a typical Batam Malay food that is already popular in the world.
Almost every region has a special food in the form of otak-otak, including the city of Batam, which also has its own otak-otak processed with different spices. If usually the seasoning used is peanut sauce, these typical Batam otak-otak do not use peanut sauce at all. This otak-otak is made from fresh fish accompanied by absolutely delicious natural spices that taste this otak-otak special. There are also flavor variants in the form of squid otak-otak, which have a savory taste. For those of you who like spicy, in Batam there is also a variant of the spicy otak-otak taste that is tempting.
- Slime Noodles
The next typical food from Batam is slime noodles which have a sauce that is given starch, so the texture is like slime. Although the gravy is clear, it is thick. This slime noodle variant is no different from Wonosobo’s typical ongklok noodle. But what makes the difference is that the sauce uses fresh and warm spices, so this slime noodle has a more special taste. This Malay slime noodle does have a characteristic in the form of spices that are rich in spices.
The next typical Batam food is gonggong, a sea snail witha savory taste. If you’ve ever eaten a snail or a snail, the texture of this barking is more or less the same as the two animals. Only difference is the bark texture is a bit chewier. Gonggong is usually served by boiling it using salt water and ginger to reduce the fishy taste in the bark. This simple way of processing is more fragrant than barking itself. In addition, cleanliness during processing will also determine the hygiene of the bark and its delicacy.
- Luti Gendang
The next Batam island specialty is luti gendang which is a typical Batam snack like bread but filled with fish that has been seasoned. Crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside makes this snack special. Interestingly, the luti gendang contains fresh tuna that is mashed and seasoned with very strong Batam spices. So that makes this drum luti has a delicious taste. Usually, these snacks are only used as snacks to complement the tea.
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