Mandalika is now the talk of local and foreign tourists. Mandalika is set to be one of the circuits in the prestigious MotoGP 2021 event. Moreover, Mandalika is also included in the list of new tourist destinations that are the government’s focus to be developed optimally. According to the Sporting Director of Dorna Sports, Carlos Ezpeleta, MotoGP Mandalika, at the end of 2021. Indonesia is famous for its unique food and cuisine and the unique taste of spices.
There is still a lot of tourism potential that can be explored and explored from Mandalika while promoting unique, different, and new things. One of them is a typical Mandalika culinary tour, maybe some of them are not very familiar or don’t know much about some of the typical Mandalika cuisine.
1. Sate rembiga (Skewer)
Mandalika is often called the Earth of a Million Cows. Therefore, it is not surprising that this typical Mandalika food is not far from the essential ingredients of beef. Sate Rembiga (skewer), which uses beef, is served without peanut sauce. It is called rembiga because it is derived from the village’s name, namely Rembiga Village, near the former Selaparang Airport. Additional ingredients in making this rembiga satay are cayenne pepper, garlic, salt, and sugar. The meat that has been cut is soaked with spices for up to three hours to absorb. So imagine how the taste and tenderness of this beef is.
2. Sate Bulayak (Skewer)
Sate bulayak also uses the same ingredients, namely beef. Bulayak itself is a kind of rice cake wrapped in palm leaves or palm leaves with an elongated shape like a spiral, so to open, it must be in a circular motion. Therefore, Sate Bulayak is beef satay served with rice cake made from glutinous rice. In addition, this bulayak satay is also served with offal satay covered with a typical Sasak sauce plus lime juice and chili sauce. The seasoning is made from roasted and ground peanuts, then boiled with coconut milk in large quantities. The way to enjoy it is to dip it into the satay seasoning that has been provided.
3. Soto Mandalika (Soup)
One of the typical Indonesian culinary dishes is served with various spices typical of Mandalika. The main ingredients are ketupat, bean sprouts, vermicelli, eggs, green onions, peanuts, and soto sauce. Not only that, what’s unique about Soto Mandalika is that it fulfills five main flavoring elements, namely salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and hot. The aroma of roasted onions sprinkled on a warm soto sauce and a few skewers is ready to increase your appetite.
4. Ayam Taliwang
Maybe you often hear about this one food, Ayam Taliwang. But did you know that this culinary comes from Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara.
The basic ingredients are free-range chicken which is about 3 to 4 months old. This type of chicken makes the meat taste sweeter and more tender. Ayam Taliwang can be served fried or grilled with jackfruit wood or coffee wood. This type of wood gives a better aroma and a longer flame. This chicken dish is complete when served with Mandalika signature kale plecing. The typical Mandalika kale has large long stems and twigs with greener and wider leaves.
5. Beberuk Terong
This food, which is often called Lombok’s typical gado-gado (Indonesian salad), is usually found when enjoyed with Taliwang chicken. The main ingredient of this dish is eggplant. Eggplant is cut into pieces and then mixed with tomatoes, chopped long beans, cucumber, chili sauce, and other spices. After all the ingredients are combined, the last step to add freshness to this beberuk eggplant is lime juice. It tastes like gado-gado, spicy, sweet, sour and very fresh to be enjoyed anytime.
This special food is made from banana midrib as the main ingredient. The young banana midrib is processed into delicious food. Besides being spicy, this food has a combination of sweet and savory because it uses coconut milk. If usually this food is only found at weddings of the original Sasak Tribe, now Ares can be found in Mandalika culinary places.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Mandalika by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.