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Makassar's Legendary Culinary | 11 Typical Sulawesi Recommendations

Makassar's legendary culinary delights

Looking for legendary Makassar culinary delights? Come check out our most famous recommendations, starting from Sop Konro to Pallubasa.

Culinary Llegendary Makassar – Makassar is one of the famous tourist destinations, especially its iconic tourist spot, namely Losari Beach.

Apart from Losari Beach, there are several interesting tourist attractions that are ready to pamper your eyes, such as Trans Studio Makassar, Fort Makassar, Samalona Island, and others.

A visit to Makassar wouldn't be complete without tasting local culinary specialties which are famous for their special and unique flavors. In fact, it is so delicious that many typical Makassar foods, including Coto Makassar and Es Ijo Pisang, are now available outside Makassar City.

For those of you who want to eat typical Makassar food, here is a list of legendary Makassar culinary delights that you must try when visiting this city.

Makassar Legendary Culinary

1. Konro Soup

Apart from Coto Makassar, another savory soup dish found in traditional Makassar food is Sop Konro. This typical Makassar food is black because it contains kluwek seasoning which is similar to East Java Rawon.

The main ingredients of this konro soup are beef and beef ribs which are boiled in tamarind water, cinnamon and other spices. Therefore, this dish will have a very rich taste.

Recommendation: Konro Bawakaraeng Soup

Location: Jl. G. Bawakaraeng No. 105, Wajo Baru, Kec. Makassar, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90151

Opening hours: Open every day 09.00 – 23.00

Price range: IDR 40.00 – 100 thousand

2. Coto Makassar

Who hasn't tried this delicious legendary Makassar culinary delight? Please note, this culinary delight is not only popular in Sulawesi, but in other places. Some are sold at roadside stalls, others are offered at special restaurants that serve Coto Makassar cuisine.

A holiday to Makassar is not complete without trying the culinary riches of its home region. Coto Makassar is a soup made from beef offal seasoned with various spices.

It is said that about 40 different spices are needed to Season this Dish. This spice is usually called rampah patang pulo.

Sliced ​​beef combined with thick, savory sauce and a sprinkling of green onions will certainly offer a delicious sensation that can satisfy anyone's taste.

Recommendation: Coto Gagak Aroma

Location: Jl. Gagak No.27, Mariso, Kec. Mariso, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90121

Opening hours: open 24 hours

Price range: Starting from IDR 20.000

3. Makassar Palekko Duck

If you are looking for typical Makassar duck food, try Bebek Palekko. This is a typical Bugis food made from minced duck meat. This menu is designed to have a spicy taste. Even though it's hot, you'll want to keep eating it until there's nothing left.

The spices used in this dish include chili, tamarind, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, ginger, pepper, bay leaves, lime leaves, turmeric, salt and sugar. Spices are ground, then sautéed. When the spices are fragrant, add the duck meat pieces and cook until absorbed.

Recommendation: Warung Nasu Palekko Bugis

Location: Polytechnic Road, Tamalanrea Indah, Tamalanrea, Tamalanrea Indah, Tamalanrea, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90245

Opening hours: Open every day 10.00 – 22.00

Price range: IDR 90.000

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4. Typical Bugis Buras

This dish can be classified as traditional Makassar lontong. This legendary Makasar culinary dish is made from rice wrapped in young banana leaves.

typical Bugis buras
Buras typical Bugis (Source: Female)

This food has a mild taste and is usually served with a sprinkling of dried coconut, chili, salt and sugar. Actually, this culinary delicacy is easy to find because it is widely available in cake shops and traditional markets.

Recommendation: Meatballs 33 Bete Bete Makassar

Location: Jl. Bete-Bete No. 35, Barana, Kec. Makassar, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90145

Opening hours: Open every day 10.00 – 22.00

Price range: IDR 24.000 to IDR 95.000

5. Singkolo Bagadang

Songkolo Bagadang is a legendary Makassar culinary dish made from black sticky rice and served with grated grilled coconut or serundeng as a topping.

This dish can be combined with eggs, salted fish and yellow chili sauce. As a result, this dish will definitely taste very delicious. Songkolo bagadang is generally available at various traditional Sulawesi festivals.

Recommendation: Warung Songkolo bagadang with sikki

Location: Jl. Tamalate III No.36, Kassi-Kassi, Kec. Rappocini, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90222

Opening hours: Open every day 05.00 – 15.00

Price range: 16k-40k

6. Pallubasa

If you don't like the taste of Coto Makassar which contains ketupat because you are used to eating rice, you can try the typical Makassar food Pallubasa. This menu is very similar to Coto Makassar.

typical Makassar pallubasa
Typical Makassar pallubasa (Source: Cookpad)

The main ingredient is cow or buffalo offal. The ingredients are boiled for a long time with various kinds of spices. Pallubasa is usually served with white rice.

Pallubasa is very different from other typical Makassar soups, even though the appearance is almost the same. This dish has a thicker sauce with a brownish color.

This legendary Makasar culinary dish is usually mixed with egg yolk and Serundeng. Free-range chicken egg yolks will be added to the sauce when served. So it will blend well with hot soup.

Pallubasa was previously only enjoyed by the elite nobleman. However, everyone can now eat and enjoy this menu.

Recommendation: Pallubasa Wolf

Location: Jl. Wolf No.54, Mamajang Dalam, Kec. Mamajang, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90132

Opening hours: Open every day 08.00 – 22.00

Price range: Under IDR 50.000/person

7. Pallumara

If you don't like meat or buffalo, Pallumara could be a dish worth considering. This typical Makassar dish is made from fish, especially Red Snapper, Tuna, Milkfish and Common Snapper.

This menu serves Yellow Soup. The yellow color comes from spices, one of which is turmeric. Other spices used in this dish include shallots, garlic, tamarind, ginger, chilies and lime leaves.

Pallumara is also very easy to make, the fish is coated with spices first before being cooked with the spices sautéed until fragrant. This menu tastes almost identical to sweet and sour fish.

Apart from red snapper, tuna and milkfish are also commonly used. This legendary Makasar culinary dish is usually served with a plate of white rice.

Recommendation: Pallumara Mappanyukki Stall

Location: Jl. A. Mappanyukki No.15, Kunjung Mae, Kec. Mariso, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90113

Opening hours: Open every day 08.00 – 21.00

Price range: Starting from IDR 25.000

8. Barongko

If you are looking for legendary Makassar culinary delights in the form of snacks, try this one. Makassar serves a variety of unique and special foods, such as barongko.

Bananas are used to make this cake wrapped in banana leaves. To prepare barongko, mash the banana then mix with coconut milk, granulated sugar, eggs and salt. The mixture is then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until cooked.

Recommendation: Contemporary barongko barongko cake

Location: near the Babul muttaqien mosque, Jln. Tinumbu lr. 148 No.26, Tompo Balang, Kec. Bontoala, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90211

Opening hours: Open every day 10.00 – 22.00

Price range: Starting from IDR 8.000

9. Epe Banana

Are you a fan of bananas? If you have ever tried barongko, you must try this culinary dish too. Banana Epe is a legendary Makassar culinary dish which is prepared from kepok bananas.

Makassar epe banana
Epe Banana (Source: Female)

This food is made from kepok bananas that are still ripe. The bananas are then roasted over hot coals until they smell delicious.

Next, the banana is split and squeezed until smooth, then burned again. Once cooked, add the topping of Pandan Leaf Water, Salt and Brown Sugar. As a result, you can enjoy food with a unique taste.

In addition, certain epe bananas are served with durian topping. Epe bananas are suitable to eat in the afternoon while relaxing. This food may be easy to find on Losari Beach. Even though there are many traders selling epe bananas, the taste they offer is no less delicious.

Recommendation: Mandiri Epe' Banana

Location: Jl. Ali Malaka No. 45, Maloku, District. Ujung Pandang, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90111

Opening hours: Open every day 18.10 – 00.00

Price range: Starting from IDR 15.000

10. Gogoso

Are you a salted egg lover? If yes, you must eat this legendary Makasar culinary delight. The city has different dishes served with salted eggs. This food is known as Gogoso and is traditionally served during Eid al-Fitr.

Gogoso is a snack made from sticky rice which is wrapped in banana leaves and baked. The delicious taste of sticky rice combined with the savory salted egg will make your mouth water.

Recommendation: Gogos Yestosa is typical of Makassar

Location: Heavenly Park, Jl. Telaga Warna Jl. Lake Tj. Flower No.3, Maccini Sombala, Kec. Tamalate, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90224

Opening hours: Open every day 05.00 – 22.00

Price range: Starting from IDR 13.000

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11. Juku Pallu Ce'La

If you like fish-based food, Juku Pallu Ce'La is a must try. Skipjack tuna is the basic ingredient of this dish. Apart from skipjack tuna, other fish that are often used include flying fish, tembang, bolu and sibula.

This legendary Makasar culinary dish is prepared with minimal ingredients, especially salt and turmeric. This food is interesting because of its unique cooking method, so it feels special when eaten.

Pallu Ce'La Fish refers to fish cooked with salt. This dish can be stored for several days. Juku Pallu Ce'La goes well with racak taipa or diced mango and warm rice.

The fish must be cleaned first, then cooked with turmeric powder and salt. The cooking process must use firewood.

Recommendation: Pallu Ce'la(Fatimah's Kitchen)

Location: National Housing Sudiang, Blk. H Jl. Sidrap Raya No.3 No. 218, Laikang Village, District. Biringkanaya, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90242

Opening hours: Open every day 08.00 – 22.00

Price range: Starting from 16k-40k

How very appetizing, isn't it, Travela? Don't forget to add our recommendations for legendary Makassar culinary delights to your bucket list, okay?


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