Thursday, 9 June 2011

Food Glossary: Bakso

An Indonesian meatball soup which is incredibly popular with the locals.  The meatballs are traditionally made from ground beef and tapioca flour, but you can also get chicken, fish or shrimp bakso.  The meatballs are served in a broth with yellow noodles and crispy wonton and sprinkled with shallots and celery on top.  I personally did not love the texture but I am not a huge fan of meats such as salami and different sausages which the bakso reminded me of so don’t let me put you off!

I sampled bakso at the Janur Cafe in Yogyakarta in Java Island where the staff were really friendly and let us watch the whole process which was fantastic!