Solo culture can not be separated from its various delicious foods. Anyhow, some people, especially those coming from outside of Solo region, are surprised at the authentic taste of the food, which is commonly sweet, spicy, and containing coconut milk. Here are some culinary delights you can discover in Solo.
Nasi liwet is rice cooked in coconut milk, chicken broth, and spices served on a banana leaf. This food is very common for breakfast; there are also several Nasi Liwet stalls which only open at night-time. The best place to try Nasi Liwet is around Keprabon neighbourhood. Its unique aromatic fragrance and succulent taste will give you the best culinary experience since the first bite.
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Timlo is a soup dish made of seasoned chicken liver and gizzard, eggs, and sosis Solo (fried egg with meat filling) doused with chicken broth. This savoury dish is served best hot and suitable for either breakfast or lunch. There is this one legendary place you should visit to try the best Timlo Solo in town – Timlo Sastro.
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Tengkleng is soup made of mutton bone. The enjoyable way of eating Tengkleng makes it tastier: gnawing at the bone and bits of meat attached to the bone and suck marrow in it. You can try the famous Tengkleng at Tengkleng Klewer Bu Edi and Tengkleng Yu Tentrem, where you can taste Tengkleng with tender and fragrant meat.
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Selat Solo is a Javanese food adapted from Western cuisine, consisting of braised beef tenderloin served in watery brown sauce. It is completed with various vegetables and a boiled egg. The food has existed since colonial era, when Dutch colonizers introduced their cooking technique and ingredients, some of which subsequently were adopted by Javenese nobles, resulting in fusion food like Selat Solo. The trace of European influence can be seen in the use of mustard or mayonnaise meanwhile Javanese influence can be tasted from its sweet soy sauce. Selat Solo Mbak Lies and Selat Viens are places serving the best Selat Solo in town.
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Serabi is a traditional pancake made of rice flour and coconut milk. It is cooked upon a small earthenware frying pan on charcoal fire. The center part of serabi is thick, watery, and half cooked, encircled with thin and crispy crust. Slices of banana or jackfruit, peanut, and chocolate sprinkles are sometimes added for toppings. The most well-known Serabi in Solo is Serabi Notosuman.
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