What is Rawon?
Rawon or Nasi Rawon/Rawon Rice (when served with rice) is a strong rich tasting traditional Indonesian beef black soup. It uses black nuts/keluak (Pangeum edule, fruits of kepayang tree) as the main spice which gives the strong nutty flavor and dark color to the soup. wikipedia
Rawon originally comes from Jawa Timur, one of province in Indonesia. My ancestor are from Jawa Timur that;s why i know this kind of food but unfortunatelly i never made it from scratch. Even though my mom always made this kind of soup at home and people love my mom’s rawon but i never care about the recipe until i live abroad, far from my hometown. Since I live in Perth 3 years ago, i started to realize how important to preserve my traditional food, besides i love indonesian food too much…lol. So now, let’s just try made rawon from the scratch. This time i tried recipe from mba Rachmah blog.
Source : Kedai Rachmah
1/2 kg beef
4 tbs canola oil
- Heat oil in the pan
- Stir fry all the grounded ingredients with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal until the fragrant come out.
- Add tamarind, mixed well.
- Increase the heat then add beef meat, cook until meat change colour and then add water.
- Cook until beef tender.
- Ready to serve with fried shallot, bean sprout, salted egg, crackers and sambal terasi.
At the end…..the recipe still not the same with my mom recipe but still yummyyyyy….but still i want to make my mom’s rawon so next time should call her and try to make her version of rawon…….