Jakarta Street Food: Bakso

Meatball soup.  For reasons I can’t fathom, this simple dish is extremely popular.  Especially with girls.  Maybe it’s because it seems to be low fat.  I rarely eat it though, I don’t like the texture of the meatballs – too rubbery and not meat-like at all.


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One Response to “Jakarta Street Food: Bakso”

  1. jakartanna Says:

    Bakso is meant to be chewy, that is the sensation of eating bakso. Sometimes, the seller divides into 2 types of bakso, bakso that only contain lean meat = bakso daging; and mixed with beef cartilage = bakso urat.

    Bakso has different taste accentuation, bakso malang (East Java), bakso wonogiri (Central Java) and some with Chinese slant which are of course some are not halal : Bakso Pontianak (Kalimantan), Bakso Babi (pork), Bakso goreng (deep fried pork meatballs).

    There’s bakso stall famous for its yummy real beefy bakso loved by both women and men : Bakso Kumis at KS. Tubun area nearby Tanah Abang.
    (kumis = mustache, the owner has big mustache :D)

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