Semarang's legendary culinary delights are very famous, starting from Lumpia, Tahu Gimbal, and many more, check the complete list below!
Semarang is one of the places that must be visited during the holiday season. Apart from having many historical tourist attractions, some of which are Lawang Sewu, Sam Po Kong Temple, Watugong Pagoda and Vihara, Semarang is also famous for its legendary culinary tourism.
Semarang's Legendary Culinary
1. Know Dreadlocks
Not only is the name unique, the taste of this typical Semarang culinary delight is also different. The combination of fried tofu, cabbage, lontong, bean sprouts, eggs and gimbal (fried pieces of shrimp bakwan) will make you addicted.
Plus a sprinkling of peanut sauce adds to the rich taste of this menu. If you want to try Semarang's typical Gimbal Tofu, you can go to Jalan Pahlawan, a culinary tourism area in Semarang.
You can find a number of dreadlocked tofu traders along this road. Apart from Jalan Pahlawan, another popular Tahu Gimbal culinary tourism option in Semarang is Pak Eddy's Tahu Gimbal on Jalan Pandanaran.
2. Lumpia Gang Lombok
Semarang is known as the “Lumpia City” not without reason. Lumpia has been a traditional culinary dish in Semarang since the reign of President Sukarno. Semarang's culinary delights, a combination of Chinese and Javanese culture, are fried dishes containing bamboo shoots, eggs, chicken or shrimp.
Loenpia Gang Lombok is one of the culinary tourist attractions in Semarang which is famous for its delicious Lumpia. This legendary Semarang culinary delight is claimed to be one of the oldest spring roll shops in Semarang!
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3. Nasi Gandul Pak Memet
The next recommendation is Nasi gandul, namely white rice with coconut milk sauce eaten with beef and offal. Nasi Gandul Pak Memet is served on a plate covered with banana leaves. Gandul rice is also suitable to be eaten with fried tempeh, lime juice and chili sauce as a side dish.
The name "gandul" was created because in ancient times, traders carried their merchandise by holding bamboo along with a basket of rice and a cauldron filled with soup hanging at both ends. The term "gandul" comes from Javanese which means "hanging".
4. Pak Sabar's Bustaman Goat Curry
Semarang has legendary culinary delights that are suitable for Gulai fans. Bustaman Pak Sabar Kambing Gulai, which was founded in 1969, is one of the most popular and busiest culinary tourist attractions in Semarang.
The spice mixture is very tasty and penetrates into the meat, which is the reason why this culinary tourist spot in Semarang is still popular. Plus lime juice adds freshness to this legendary Semarang culinary delight.
5. Kie's Lunch Noodles
Mie Siang Kie Shop has been established and popular since the Dutch era, becoming the next legendary Semarang culinary delight that is a shame to miss. With an abundance of toppings, this Semarang culinary tour is a must-try, especially for noodle lovers.
6. Pak Thori's Fried Duck
Pak Thori's Fried Duck is one of the culinary tourism options in Semarang. Even though the fried duck here doesn't look much different from processed fried duck in general, you can conclude why this Semarang culinary tourism destination is popular with tourists after tasting it.
This culinary tourist spot in Semarang is suitable for those of you who like processed food with a spicy taste, because it is equipped with chili sauce whose level of spiciness can be chosen according to taste.
7. Kampung Laut Restaurant
Semarang's legendary culinary delights are not just about taste. The restaurant environment is an important consideration. Stop at Rumah Makan Kampung Laut if you want to explore culinary tourism in Semarang which offers a different and interesting atmosphere.
This seafood culinary tourist spot carries the concept of a restaurant with a fishing pond. So, once you are satisfied with fishing, you can immediately ask for the fish you catch to be fried. This culinary tourist spot in Semarang is a famous family holiday destination.
8. Soto Bangkong
Next is Soto Bangkong, a traditional culinary specialty from Semarang that has been around since the 1950s. Soto Bangkong filled with shredded chicken and other ingredients is served with a delicious clear sauce.
Not only that, you can choose a variety of side dishes such as Perkedel, clam satay, fried mentok, and others.
9. Pak Dhuwur Kopyok Noodles
A culinary journey in Semarang is not complete if you haven't tried Mie Kopyok. Sliced meat, lontong, bean sprouts, as well as additional tofu and gendar crackers are the characteristics of this typical Semarang culinary delight.
Noodles are called kopyok because they are made by stirring or kneading them in boiling water. Mie Kopyok Pak Dhuwur, which is located on Jalan Tanjung Semarang, is one of Semarang's culinary tourist attractions which is famous for its Mie Kopyok culinary delights.
10. Pak Karmin's Gongso Tripe
Tripe Gongso is one of Semarang's legendary culinary delights that must be tasted. Unlike spring rolls and gimbal tofu which are widely available, gongso tripe is not widely available.
You can try this culinary delight at Babat Gongso Pak Karmin in the Mberok Bridge area which is famous as one of the favorite culinary tourist attractions in Semarang.
Tripe gongso is a dish made from tripe and beef innards combined with various spices and paste. Even though the spicy, savory and sweet taste is hard to resist, those of you who have cholesterol or high blood pressure should avoid this menu.
11. Cong Lik Ice
After getting tired of looking for various culinary delights in Semarang, of course the most suitable thing is to enjoy fresh Es Cong Lik.
This Semarang favorite consists of 2 scoops of ice, plain bread, Chinese girlfriend, Jelly, and young coconut shavings. You can add durian fruit to cong lik ice for durian lovers.
12. Tofu Pong
Looking for snacks in Semarang? You know you can't miss pong. Tahu pong is fried tofu with an empty center served with petis chili sauce.
Of course, this snack is best consumed while it is still hot. You can find Tahu Pong on Jalan Gajah Mada, right across from Bethel Church.
13. Lekker Paimo Cake
Lekker Paimo cake is Semarang's next culinary legend. Even though it is only available in the cart in front of the school, the Lekker Paimo cake cannot be denied its deliciousness.
Unlike other lekker cakes which are only sprinkled with milk or chocolate, this Lekker Paimo Cake has dozens of flavors available, including chocolate banana, cheese, tuna and mozzarella.
Because it is a school snack, the price is quite affordable, ranging from IDR 2.000 to IDR 15 thousand.
14. Banana Plenet
Fried bananas may be familiar, but you must be curious about the taste of banana plenet. So banana plenet is kepok yan banana which is grilled and flattened by squeezing it until it is flat.
Plenet bananas are sprinkled with powdered sugar, chocolate sprinkles or pineapple jam. This culinary delight from Semarang is best eaten in the afternoon accompanied by a cup of hot tea or coffee.
15. Kampoeng Semawis Chinatown
Kampoeng Semawis is a night market in Semarang's Chinatown and one of the city's culinary tourism centers. This Semarang culinary destination is only open on weekends starting at 18.00,
Not only does it sell traditional culinary delights such as Lumpia Semarang, Siomay, and Martabak Bangka, but Bakmi Jawa, various processed seafood, and contemporary snacks such as Churros.
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16. Asem Asem Koh Liem
The tamarind dish menu at Warung Makan Koh Liem is the next popular culinary delight in Semarang. Warung Koh Liem has long been a favorite culinary tourist spot in Semarang, and its main menu is Asem-Asem.
How can you not wait to taste all of Semarang's legendary culinary menus? Don't forget to take note and visit if you go on holiday to the capital of Central Java, OK?
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