Ikan Herring Goreng / Fried Herrings


Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. They often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast.Wikipedia

Herring is also an oily fish rich in protein and vitamins (the best vitamin D source) and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. It loaded with EPA and DHA. These fatty acids help prevent heart disease and keep the brain functioning properly. They also seem to be effective in reducing inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and arthritis. They can grow up to 40cm in length. Whole herrings can be poached, fried or grilled, or pickled, soused, marinated, salted and smoked.

You can also read more about herrings here, here and here.


Ikan Herring Goreng / Fried Herrings


  • Herrings
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil


  1. Crush garlic and salt. Rub on herrings then marinate for about 1 hr or overnight would be good.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Deep fried herrings until crunchy.


  • Eat while it still warm.
  • Indonesian love eating fried fish with sambal, lalapan (raw veggies) and steam rice.