Talking about Toraja, it will probably be the most interesting discussion. The reason is, the area in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, is known as one of the tourist destinations that is thick with its customs and culture.
But apart from ethnicity, customs and culture, Toraja also turns out to have distinctive culinary offerings that are so tempting. Yes, although it’s not as popular as culinary delights in other areas like Jakarta or Padang.
As we all know, each of these regions in Indonesia does have special foods to be proud of because they have good taste. Well, so is Tana Toraja.
What are the culinary names? Following this, the Travel Blog Indonesia team has compiled a list of 10 popular Toraja dishes, complete with their explanations, recipes and how to make them.
1. Pa’Piong Chicken Burak / Dangkot
Pa’Piong is a typical Toraja food which means chicken as the main ingredient. But now, this culinary has been modified to use fish, pork or others.
Apart from the meat, what makes Pa’Piong delicious and delicious is the herbs or spices and Mayana leaves. Not only for daily dishes, this culinary delights are also a mandatory menu for Toraja people at Christmas.
Interested in wanting to feel how enjoyable it is? Well, there is one best place to taste it, namely Mambo restaurant on Jalan Dr. Ratulangi no.34, Rantepao. Besides being super delicious, the price is also quite cheap, only around Rp. 14,000-Rp. 71,000 / portion.
This traditional food from North Toraja district is really worth a try. The reason is, the culinary made from native chicken and simple spices tastes very delicious.
Moreover, the combination of spicy, sour and savory flavors that shake the tongue makes this culinary taste unique to connoisseurs. Not only suitable for side dishes, Pa’Lawa is also great as a snack or perfect souvenir for tourists from inside and outside the city.
To enjoy the championship, there is one popular restaurant that is good to visit, namely the Pa’Lawa’na Lai’Kori shop on Jalan Sawerigading, Rantepao, North Toraja.
By spending around 25 thousand, here you can enjoy the most delicious Pa’Lawa delights. And here is also a delivery service for the Rantepao area.
This halal dish, when viewed from the perspective, is very similar to rice cake, but what makes it different is that Pokon is not filled with white rice but black sticky rice.
How to make Pokon is quite easy, where the sticky rice is cooked half-cooked then mixed with grated coconut. After that, wrapped in bamboo leaves.
To enjoy Toraja’s lontong is not difficult, because there are many Pokon peddlers we can find around the area and the prices are still very affordable.
This traditional dish filled with various basic ingredients such as vegetables, fish and sago is arguably very delicious and very nutritious.
How not, just for vegetables, Kapurung is filled with spinach, long beans, kale, red pumpkin and banana flower ontong. Meanwhile, there are fish, anchovies and milkfish. Just imagining it makes my stomach growl.
To get lime is not difficult, because there are many food stalls selling this one culinary for around IDR 7,000 / portion.
5. Deppa Tori
A typical Toraja culinary called Deppa Tori is often referred to as a snack or light cake. Yes, this is because the ingredients are made from a mixture of rice flour, sugar and others.
The mixture is then fried until cooked and crispy. This food is one of the culinary delights that is very suitable to be used as souvenirs as a trait of the Picnic Trail Friends exploring the land of Toraja.
Hunting for culinary delights is also not difficult, Friends of Travel Blog Indonesia can come to UD. Manalagi on Jl. Poros Makale-Rantepao, here Deppa tori is sold with prices starting from IDR 20,000 only.
6. Pantolo Pamarrasan
The culinary name itself is taken from one of the spices mixed into the dish, namely Pamarrasan. In other cities this spice is usually called the black kluwak.
Well, Pantolo Pamarrasan is a food made from meat (pork, eel, buffalo, fish) cooked using Pamarrasan spices and Lombok Katokkon.
To eat the delicious taste of Pantolo Pamarrasan is not difficult because you can find it in a number of restaurants in Toraja.
This special dish made from sago flour that is drenched in hot water and is formed in a circle is definitely worth a try. Although it is quite strange and unique, it tastes really good.
Not only formed in a round shape, this Palopo is also added with certain meat or fish which is then given a sauce filled with corn and peanut sauce. Just imagining it, saliva was melting.
How, interested in tasting it? Friends of Travel Blog Indonesia can get the best taste at RM. Dapoer Palopo on Mungkasa Non Blok Street. According to visitors, the food prices here are very affordable.
8. Tu’tuk Utan
This cassava leaf-based vegetable is not recommended for Muslims. This is because the culinary mixture is combined with pork, coconut and chilies which are then cooked until dry.
It can be said that tasting this culinary is tricky, because not all restaurants provide it, only in certain places.
9. RW Pa’tong
RW or Tarki is a typical Toraja food made from dog meat which is then cooked using selected herbs and spices such as cayenne pepper and galangal.
Although it is an example of typical Toraja cuisine, it is not easy to find and the price is also quite expensive.
Torajan cuisine is similar to satay where the meat is cut into small pieces, the difference is that it is not stabbed with a stick.
The cooking method is still the same, which is baked and given with simple spices such as salt, chili uleg and lime juice.
For the types of meat commonly used, Toraja people usually use chicken or beef.
To taste these culinary delights, Friends of Travel Blog Indonesia can come to RM. Dapoer Palopo on Mungkasa Non Blok Street. Here are a variety of typical Toraja food and drinks.