Batagor

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Batagor
Batagor Savoy Homann Bandung.jpg
Batagor served in upper class hotel.
Course snack
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state West Java and nationwide
Created by Chinese Indonesian cuisine, adopted in Sundanese cuisine
Serving temperature hot
Main ingredients fried fish dumpling with tofu and vegetables in peanut sauce
Variations Siomay, shumai
Cookbook: Batagor  Media: Batagor

Batagor (abbreviation from: Bakso Tahu Goreng, Sundanese and Indonesian: "fried bakso and tofu") is Sundanese Indonesian fried fish dumplings usually served with peanut sauce. It is traditionally made from tenggiri (wahoo) fish meat. Sometimes other types of seafood such as tuna, mackerel, and prawn also can be used to make batagor. Just like siomay, other complements to batagor are steamed cabbage, potatoes, bitter gourd and tofu. Batagor is cut into bite size pieces and topped with peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce, chili sauce and a dash of lime juice. Because being fried, batagor have crispy and crunchy texture. Since the serving method is identical, today batagor and siomay often sold under one vendor, with batagor offered as variation or addition to siomay.

Origin and varieties

Batagor is ubiquitous in Indonesian cities. It can be found in street-side food stalls, travelling carts, bicycle vendors, and restaurants. The dish is influenced by Chinese Indonesian cuisine and derived from siomay, with the difference instead of being steamed, batagor is considered as a fried type of siomay. Batagor was invented in the 1980s in Bandung. According to one story, the origin of Batagor is the result of the creativity of meatball traders known in Bandung area who were thinking about the best solution when their meatballs did not sell and left them with leftovers. Then, they came up with the idea of recycling the meatballs and thus created Batagor. That is why Batagor Bandung is the most famous variety of Batagor[1]. It has been adapted into local Sundanese cuisine. Today, most of Batagor sellers are Sundanese.

Most of the time, Batagor is served with peanut sauce. But in Bandung, most of Batagor sellers also provide Batagor which can be served with soup. This soup can be made by boiling chicken broth and adding various ingredients such as pepper, sugar, salt, leek, and celeries. Chili sauce, tomato sauce, and lime can also be added to bring more flavor into the soup.[2]

In addition to its tasty taste, the price of Batagor is fairly cheap and is affordable for all circles.[3]

See also

References

  • Batagor.org
  • Resep Batagor Bandung
  1. ^ Antoko. "Batagor Jajanan Khas Bandung". Sarihusada.co.id. SARIHUSADA. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Hawaaya, Dedah Farryn. "Resep Cara Membuat Batagor Kuah Sedap". Resepsedapku. Resepsedapku. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "BATAGOR JAJANAN KHAS KOTA BANDUNG, JAWA BARAT". negerikuindonesia. Negeriku Indonesia. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
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