7 Delicious and Affordable Makassar Dishes

Consisting of a variety of cultures, Indonesia has a wealth of interesting culinary delights to explore. Likewise, Makassar serves various making savoury of  delicious culinary delights and makes anyone want to come back here just to enjoy it. Even some Makassar dishes have become the icon and are already famous in almost all parts of Indonesia. The following are some Makassar specialties that you should not miss.

  1. Sodara Soup

Sop Saudara is a typical dish of South Sulawesi is also hunted by many tourists when visiting Makassar. This dish is usually served with rice.

In contrast to coto, in your soup, vermicelli and potato cakes are added, the sauce itself is added with milk which gives a sweet sensation when it touches the tongue. Buyers can have a variety of fillings to put in the soup. The available fillings include a mixture of beef and fried lungs, beef liver, tripe, and kikil.

In serving, the soup is added with a bit of lime and enough chilli sauce to increase the strength of the taste. At the same time, the tender beef and crispy fried lungs spoil the tongue.

A bowl of soup can be found in several restaurants and restaurants in Makassar, with prices starting from IDR 20,000 per bowl.

  1. Pallu Mara

Pallumara comes from the word “pallu” which means cooking, and “mara” which means dry (thick). In general, pallumara is a processed fish food cooked in thick gravy.

The fish is cooked in a gravy seasoned with tamarind, lemongrass, turmeric, shallot, garlic, salt, and seasonings to taste until all the spices soak into the fish until it dries.

Fish commonly used include snapper, tuna, tuna, and other fish. In cooking, the pallu mara can add water more than twice after the first boil. This is what causes the pallumara to be a bit thick. Pallu mara can be found in several restaurants in Makassar, with prices starting from IDR 20,000 per serving.

  1. Pallu Kacci

This delicious dish from Makassar City is also a soupy food like soup and has a yellowish gravy. Pallu kacci is made from fish. Makassar people usually use sponge fish, or it is more common to call it milkfish in other areas. In addition to milkfish, skipjack and tuna are also fish usually chosen to cook this particular dish.

This Makassar speciality dish uses various Indonesian spices such as shallots, tamarind, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, cayenne pepper, and tomatoes. In addition to the main ingredients and a mixture of seasonings, there are also complementary ingredients such as a sprinkling of fried onions that make this processed fish more ssavoury fragrant, and also delicious.

Pallu Kacci can be found at several restaurants in Makassar with prices starting from IDR 15,000 per serving, complete with burasa or ketupat.

  1. Pallu Basa

Pallu basa is a traditional food from Makassar, South Sulawesi. Like Makassar coto, pallu basa is also made from cow or buffalo innards.

The cooking process is almost the same as coto, where the meat for the stuffing is boiled for a long time. Once cooked, the offal added with meat is sliced, then served in a bowl.

In the past, pallu basa with beef was only served to be eaten by the royal family, while the offal was served to the lower classes or royal courtiers. Now, the sellers of pallu basa provide a variety of choices of beef or offal to help. What distinguishes pallu basa from coto Makassar is the specially formulated seasoning. In addition, Coto Makassar is eaten with ketupat, while Pallubasa is eaten with white rice.

Pallu basa can be found at several restaurants in Makassar with prices starting from IDR 20,000 per whole serving of warm white rice.

  1. Pallu Ce’la

Still with dishes with the first name “pallu”. This time pallu cella means fish cooked with a salty taste. To make a pallu cella fish menu is quite easy and straightforward.

The type of fish can be anything. You can use milkfish, tuna or skipjack, tembang, and kites. After the fish, the main raw material is available, other ingredients that need to be prepared are salt, turmeric, pepper, lemongrass, bay leaf, and chilli.

Besides being stored for several days, pallu cella is also very delicious served with warm rice and raccak tipa or finely chopped mango. Pallu ce’la is usually served at traditional or religious events.

In addition to making your own, pallu ce’la can be obtained at various restaurants and restaurants with prices starting from IDR 15,000, depending on the type of fish chosen.

  1. Cucuro Bayao

Cucuru bayao is a typical Makassar cake that tastes very sweet. This one cake can be easily obtained in various traditional events such as wedding parties served with other traditional cakes such as barongko, taloba, jackfruit seeds, pelita cake, sikaporo, etc.

In the Makassar language, cucuru means cake, and bayao means egg. This cake is made from eggs, sugar, milk, and walnuts. It is round in shape and dark yellow. The texture is soft like a sponge cake with a sweet and savoury taste with a strong egg aroma and flavour.

The thick sweet taste of this cake is very popular with many people, so it is suitable for serving or just drinking tea. Besides makingsavoury for the seasoning of your cucuru bayao cake, you can also get it in traditional markets or gift shops with prices starting from IDR 3,000 per piece.

  1. Palekko Duck

For duck fans, you must try the Makassar palekko duck. Palekko is a Makassar speciality, and seasonings mixed rice with delicious fried duck. The taste of this food is spicy with the basic ingredients of duck or duck. The palekko seasoning is tasty, spicy, and addictive.

The spices used to make this dish include garlic, onion, chilli, lemongrass, candlenut, pepper, and nutmeg. The spices make the aroma of the duck stronger and more flavorful. Palekko duck is usually served with other side dishes such as bakwan, cakes, crackers, and tempeh.

In Makassar, many palekko duck sellers sell it starting from IDR 20,000 per portion.

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