Indonesia Village Food – GRANDMA'S RENDANG in Sumatra! Eating INDONESIAN FOOD with Minang People!

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Welcome back to the Indonesian Food and street food series. This is episode 3. Today we are heading deep into the Harau Valley to experience traditional village cooking. This was made possible with the help of Roni’s Tours:

We start the day with Katupek Pical, a salad with compressed rice cakes, noodles, vegetables and is coated in a spicy peanut sauce (Rp. 14.000 / USD $0.89). This dish comes from Minangkabau cuisine. Many stalls in the morning market near Los Lambuang serve this delicious dish.

We then pick up the fresh ingredients needed for our meal in the village. This includes fish, jackfruit, rendang spices, and jengkol. One of the most interesting things we bought was lankot lankot. It is a small packet wrapped together in a leaf that contains everything needed for gulai (Indonesian curry sauce). We will be taking all of these ingredients (together Rp. 149.000 / USD $9.45) to Harau Valley where a family will cook us traditional Minang food.

Before leaving the market, we were recommended to try Ampiang Dadiah, a dessert specialty in from the region. First, buffalo milk is placed into bamboo stalks and is fermented for 2 days. Glutinous rice is combined with the fermented milk, palm syrup and coconut to create this treat. It wasn’t what we expected but very interesting to try (Rp. 18.000 / USD $1.14).

Before leaving Bukittinggi, we had one last food to try, Itiak lado mudo. This is tender duck cooked over fire wood and is smothered in green chilies and a blend of fresh spices and herbs. This dish is incredibly spicy and hard to find, so if you’re in Bukittinggi, you need to try it!!! (Rp. 100.000 / USD $6.34 for 2 meals)

Next, we went deep into the Sumatran jungle toward Harau Valley, where we meet a family that cooks Minangkabau food. In their rustic kitchen, everything is cooked over wood fire. We requested to have Asam Padeh (spicy and sour fish stew), jengkol gulai (stink beans), and the most intricate dish jackfruit rendang. Watching the lady chefs cook together was awesome and they taught us a lot about the techniques of cooking the perfect rendang. The best part of our visit was sharing the meal together with a gorgeous view of their rice paddies. We even got to see a nearby waterfall and try fishing on the property.

Address Information:

Breakfast, dessert and ingredients from Los Lambuang Pasar
Jl. Pemuda No.33, Aur Tajungkang Tengah Sawah, Kec. Guguk Panjang, Kota Bukittinggi

Duck meal at Itiak Lado Mudo Ngarai
Jl. Binuang No.41, Kayu Kubu, Kec. Guguk Panjang, Kota Bukittinggi

Village meal
Harau Valley (organized through Roni’s Tours)

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Hi we’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, China, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!



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