Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Indonesian Fried Meatballs from Bakso Goreng Indra, Semarang

Bakso Goreng
Some Indonesian food pornage for ya.
My mom's in town for Hari Raya Idul Fitri holiday...and she brought some Indonesian goodies with her. This is one of them, I specifically asked for them.

Bakso Goreng Kuah
Crunchy on the outside, fluffy and a bit chewy on the inside. Heavenly!
In Indonesia, we devour them with a tasty broth. My mom didn't bring the broth, so I tried to make it myself. The original street version probably has a bagful of MSG and then some. Mine doesn't so it doesn't have that certain "umami", but it's close enough.

Pork broth for bakso goreng
- HK$20 worth of pork bones (with a quite bit of meat on them)
- 3 shallot, cut into chunks
- 2 cm ginger
- hot water, salt, pepper, sugar
- a sprig of chopped spring onion for garnish
- crispy shallot for garnish
- chilli sauce as condiment

In a stock pot, drop the bones into boiling water, simmer for about 30 minutes, turn off the heat, let it be for about 15 minutes, turn on the heat again, heat until almost boiling, turn off the heat again. Repeat this process for about 3 times or until the meat on the pork bones are super tender. Season with salt, pepper and sugar, serve with fried meatballs, garnish with freshly chopped spring onion and crispy shallot.


Joanne said...

Meatballs are so much better fried rather than baked, not gonna lie. These look like little bites of heaven!

tigerfish said...

Your pork bone broth is definitely better! Totally porky! HA!

daphne said...

lucky u!! especially with the broth and crisp meatballs.. arghh who can resist?

Arudhi said...

waaw..udah lamaa ga makan bakso goreng..or any kind of bakso :p

Cooking Gallery said...

I love bakso goreng....! Haven't had them for ages! How silly that I forgot to have some while I was still in Jakarta some weeks ago...! I focused too much on eating Japanese there, Sushi Tei, Sushi Sei..., etc...;)

shellie said...

oh my goodness rita will you adopt me???? i can be baby m's waaaaayyyy older sister but i cant promise that im not gonna snatch any meatball you give yum!!