Semarang has loads of options to delight and amaze your tastebuds – everything from very modest food stalls to spectacular fancy restaurants, and almost every dish you come across can be amazing. This central Java city has plenty to attract those in search of great food and decent places to stay and if you appreciate simple online hotels booking Whiz Hotel Semarang makes things easy. The design of the building is awesome and the rooms are clean, comfortable and smell good. Hungry yet?
Lekker (similar to what Europe serves as a crêpe) are different across Indonesia. Unlike the ones in Jakarta which are thin and crunchy and only come with chocolate the local favourite, Lekker Paimo comes in a variety of flavours. They are I can absolute taste sensation, you’ll never be able to have just one.
This is an absolute classic dish and one you will find served at all levels of gastronomy, right across the city. These flavoursome little spring rolls full of bamboo shoots, dried shrimp, chicken, and prawns are a real local favourite so you’ll see plenty of varieties. If you really want the best go for loenpia gang lombok or loenpia mbak lien.
Fried tofu can be a bit hit or miss, if it’s not flavoured properly it can be quite bland. However, served the local way it’s creamier inside than the normal white tofu, and with a splash of plecing (sweet sauce) it is absolutely delicious. This is one of the traditional foods of the area and you might see it alongside other favourites such as sliced raw cabbage, rice cake, egg, and shrimp fried with flour.
This is one of the dishes this city is known for. These luscious little pancakes with grated coconut have a subtle but striking flavour and make a good snack for any time of the day. Get them in either a large, plate-sized cake or small, paper wrapped nuggets of delicious.This one is to be particularly recommended, don’t leave without trying one.
Seafood is always good in this town but this flavoursome dish of fish steamed in banana leaves. Packed full of spices there is enough ginger, turmeric and roasted coriander in the recipe t really pack a punch. When the fish goes in it’s covered in little spikes but the high-pressure cooking method leaves them soft and add texture to this traditional dish. Don’t be put off, they’re a real treat.
There’s lots of European influence to Semarang food and it’s a delight to get stuck into these tasty and fragrant local dishes. Wherever you go you’ll find great value and even greater variety. Go on, get stuck in!