Talk about Pangandaran Regency in West Java, known for its abundant coastal tourism. But who would have thought it, this city known as “Hawaii Van Jabar” also offers a variety of culinary specialties renowned for their delicacy. Various culinary offerings certainly have unique and appetizing flavors. Here are some recommendations of specialties from Pangandaran that you can taste during your visit.
Pangandaran Chicken Soup
As we know, Soto is a typical Indonesian culinary dish in various regions. However, this typical Pangandaran soup has a unique and different taste from others Soto. The interesting thing about this typical Pangandaran soup is that there are chunks of meat that are quite big and in abundance in each portion. The existence of pieces of meat that make this Pangandaran style soup has many fans. Not only that, with a fairly clear yellow sauce which is its own characteristic of this unique dish. The stuffing contained in this soup is actually almost the same as the soup in general, namely chicken, bean sprouts, vermicelli noodles, a pinch of leeks, peanuts, red crackers and fried onions. The combination of the different toppings with the very distinctive seasonings can create such a delicious taste!
As it is known Pangandaran is a district on the west coast of Java, so the surrounding community has a fishing profession. Along the coast, there are several traders selling seafood dishes. Or often called seafood, including snapper, shellfish, crab, squid and many others. Usually, most fishermen in Pangandaran sell their catch directly to the local community or tourists.
Dawet Pangandaran is made from black grass jelly or black sticky rice to which liquid palm sugar and coconut milk is added with fresh crushed ice. This Pangandaran drink is perfect for consumption when it is hot. The special feature of this Pangandaran dawet is the use of palm sugar, as the dawet generally uses only melted Javanese sugar. Now, after mentioning some of the above foods, are you starting to taste them? Come visit Pangandaran but always pay attention to the health protocols! Have a good vacation and also protect your health!