We got invited to a friend’s (we shall call him DG) house to have Surabaya food. For Mother’s Day, DG and his wife flew back to Surabaya to be with his mum. It is very convenient now with direct flight from Changi to Surabaya on ValuAir. (costing around $200 only)
So when he was coming back, he brought back some delicacies for us to try as well.
We thought this is ketupat, but it’s not. It’s called Buras.
It’s similar to ketupat but has coconut milk in it.
It looks very brown when it’s together, but when you untie it, the leaves is greenish.
Here’s how it looked. Buras in all its splendour. The texture is not as hard and dry as ketupat, it’s more sticky and soft.
Our dear DG did not prepare this, he just bought it from his favourite stall in Surabaya.
But he did cook this. It’s called Rawon. It’s a Surabaya version of Beef Stew. Our friend have to prepare this a day in advance, and it has I think 14 different spices in it.
Here is the dish assembled. Quite nice!
There’s suppose to be fried shallots on it, but I forgot to take a photo of it. I started eating and forgot about taking photos. 🙂
Here’s Bakwan to go with the meal.
We also had a vegetable dish, snow peas as well as lots of keropok. 😉
Thanks DG for inviting us over for dinner. First time having Surabaya cuisine. 😉