Lombok island not only rich with culture and art ,good scenery from west to south lombok but it"s also rich in culinary which have special hot and spicy as well as the island name “ Lombok” in Indonesia language it mean chili paper, it always take chili in made local food. Some others Indonesia food like balinese food,sumbawa food etc use chili too,but taste not same like Lombok food. Lombok food with spicy food taste delicious and hygiene.below some populer local food in lombok
making tour of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara will not be complete without tasting the local food of Ayam Taliwang. The uniqueness of Ayam Taliwang comes from chicken that is used, still fresh and young. Beside that, it also can be served as fried chicken, spicy roasted chicken, and also honey roasted chicken. Ayam Taliwang always serve together with Plecing Kangkung with spicy chili sauce and rice.
Plecing Kangkung, very popular on Lombok as a daily dishes to eat together with plain rice. Plecing kangkung consists of a boiled kangkung (water spinach) seasoning with Sambal Terasi (Special Lombok Chili Sauce) made from grounded fresh red chili, tomato, sprouts, salt, grilled coconut, roasted shrimp paste and lime. It’s taste hot and spicy
Sate pusut pieces of beef mixed with coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic, chilli paper, spices, wrapped onto sate stick and grilled. Easy to find this Satay in Ampenan,and cakra negara, Usually served separate with young chili.Sate Pusut The kind of this Satay made from coconut,or bamboo, seasoning and meat. Mix together and put in the stick then grilled. This food is available in every celebration wedding ceremony,circumsation.,100 day of death ( Nyatus )
Bebalung is Sasak language means ribs. This food called Bebalung because made from cows or goats ribs. Its cooked similar to common soup but very well done so the meat at the bones become very soft with traditional seasoning blends. This menu always available in every celebration of local residents. Served with plain rice, slice of lemon and chili make it fresh and tasty. The soup and chili served in separate so for someone who can’t eat spicy food can try this
Ares is kind of curry dishes, it made from Ares (Batang Pisang) or in English called banana stem especially inner part cooked together with special seasoning in coconut milk and mixed with meat of chicken, beef or even fish. Its become one of the menu that should available with the Sate (satay), bebalung and pelecing Kangkung on every celebration people in Lombok such as wedding, local ritual celebration,like prophet mohammad serve always with rice.
Sate Ikan Originally coming from a village called Tanjung village,a Pieces of fresh snapper or tuna mixed with coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic, chilli paper, spices, wrapped onto sate stick and grilled. Easy to find this Satay in Ampenan and Tanjung where the food come from. Usually served separate with young chili.The kind of this Satay made from coconut, seasoning and meat. Mix together and put in the stick then grilled. This food is available in every celebration wedding ceremony,circumsation as the choice beside of Satay Chicken Satay and Lamb Satay.