The people of Makassar are big eaters, and it shows from the way the town’s restaurants are super diverse and making the most of the town’s scene. Here are some of the greatest foods you can find in Makassar.
- Ikan Parape or Grilled Fish
The Makassarese and Buginese individuals of South Sulawesi are professional sailors, and as peoples of the sea, they supply their restaurants with only the freshest fish caught in nearby waters, one of them sweetlips, milkfish, and red snapper.
These fish turn out well when cooked Makassar-style, such as ikan kaneke (grilled sweetlips fish) or ikan parape (milkfish using Makassar spicy sauce).
The Makassarese very infrequently season or marinade their fish before cooking; instead, they prefer to include external flavor before eating the fish. Grilled fish ends up topped with rape, sambal (chili sauce) redolent of onion and soya. Accompanying condiments like julienned green cherry and kecap manis make every bite taste excellent.
Rumah Makan Bahari
- Monginsidi, No. 60, Kec. Makassar
- Sulawesi Fried Chicken
The Makassarese prepare fried chicken using a mix of spices that taste far better than anything that a KFC’s might whip up.
Ayam Goreng Sulawesi (Sulawesi fried chicken) won’t be hitting on fast-food joints out Indonesia anytime soon, and that is into the dish benefit. While they marinade traditionally using a soy sauce base, the seasoning depends heavily on the preferences of the chicken, allowing you to switch from one Ayam Goreng restaurant to another and never quite getting the same experience twice!
To get the most from eating Ayam Goreng Sulawesi, eat it with a dab of this local sambal (chili sauce) supplied, the way they do it (and we did) at Ayam Goreng Sulawesi Baru near the town center.
Ayam Goreng Sulawesi Baru
Jalan Pattimura No.2, Ujung Pandang, Makassar
- Coto Makassar Soup
The Makassarese take on the Indonesian soup dish to the spiritual level. Coto Makassar is a beef soup using a thick broth derived from offal, handling to offer an excess of spices and flavor with an unusual absence of beef!
The flavor is derived mainly from the offals: beef brain, gut, and tongue have been boiled till tender, imparting a profoundly savory flavor to the soup base that you simply can’t touch with different cuts of beef. A related dish, pallubasa, is created almost precisely the same way, using distinct seasonings.
Coto Makassar and Pallubasa are available everywhere in the city. Get your fill of this dish in Coto Nusantara Makassar, Coto Makassar’s most renowned proponent.
Coto Nusantara Makassar
Jalan Nusantara No. 32 Makassar