Top 15 Indonesian Snacks That You Must Try

by - September 28, 2020

I wrote post about "Top 15 Indonesian Foods That You Must Try" before, and this time I would love to recommend some Indonesian Snacks! Everyone loves snacks, right?  Here are my version of top 15 Indonesian snacks that I recommend to try if you are going to visit Indonesia someday.

1. Klepon

Klepon is Indonesian sweet glutinous rice cake filled with palm sugar and coated with grated coconut. It's one of my favourite snack. Klepon is typically green coloured, traditionally with the help of pandan or suji (dracaena) leaves, or modern way with the help of green food colouring or pandan paste.

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2. Onde - onde

Onde-onde is fried glutinous rice cake filled with sweet mung bean paste and covered with sesame seeds. There is assortment variations in market like chocolate filling, cheese filling, taro filling, but the most common are filled with sweet mung bean paste.

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3. Serabi

Serabi is Indonesian pancake that made from rice flour served with kinca (coconut and palm sugar syrup). It is also called surabi or srabi. It is normally served in white or green coloured,  traditionally with the help of pandan or suji (dracaena) leaves, or modern way with the help of green food colouring or pandan paste.

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4. Lemper

Lemper is Indonesian snack made of glutinous rice filled with seasoned shredded chicken stuffed inside the rice and typically wrapped in banana leaves.  There is filling variations for lemper that can be found in Indonesia like abon (meat floss) and shredded fish, but the most common and my most recommend is the one that filled with seasoned shredded chicken.

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5. Bika Ambon

Bika Ambon is Indonesian dessert that made from tapioca flour, eggs, sugar, and coconut milk. It taste sweets and typically have chewy and soft texture with pore that looks like honeycomb.

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6. Pisang Molen

Pisang molen is fried banana that wrapped with thin pastry dough. Outside have crunchy texture of pastry skin, while the banana inside is soft.

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7. Kue Cubit

Kue Cubit means "pinch cakes" due to it small size and can be picked up with a pinch of the fingers. It is traditionally sold in vanilla flavors with or without extra toppings like chocolate sprinkles. But nowadays there are more variant ranging from green tea to taro, chocolate, red velvet, and others.

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8. Dadar Gulung

Dadar Gulung is roll thin pancake that filled with sweet grated coconut and typically the pancake has green-coloured that comes with the help of pandan or suji (dracaena) leaves, or modern way with the help of green food colouring or pandan paste.

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9. Martabak Manis

This is seriously a snack that you must try if you visited Indonesia! It is a very popular sweet treat in Indonesia. Martabak manis is Indonesian thick pancake that traditionally filled with chocolate sprinkles, crush peanut, sesame seed, and sweet condensed milk or cheese and condensed milk. There are modern varities ranging from green tea to black sticky rice, red velvet, taro, and ohers. I recommend the traditional filling (mix of chocolate sprinkles, crush peanut, sesame seed, and condensed milk or mix of cheese and condensed milk) as the best filling for Martabak Manis.

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10. Martabak Telor

Martabak telor or savory martabak is super thin dough that filled with egg and minced meat filling, and scallions. There are two variants of egg that used for martabak telor: chicken egg and duck egg. I recommend to try the duck egg as they taste a bit saltier and create a richer texture.

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11. Tempe Goreng / Fried Tempe

Tempe Goreng is fried tempe. Tempe is made from fermented soybeans. Fried tempe might be coated in batter or directly fried without any batter. I recommend to try the one that coated in batter, since it have more crispy texture.

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12. Bakwan

There are two common varieties of bakwan in Indonesia: Bakwan Sayur (assorted vegetables fritters), and Bakwan Jagung (corn fritters). Bakwan is fried savory snack from Indonesia that made of assorted vegetables fritters / corn fritters that mixed with flour batter. Bakwan also suitable to eat it along with rice.

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13. Tahu Isi

Tahu is Indonesian language for Tofu. Tahu isi is tofu filled with vegetables fritters like carrots, cabbage, and bean sprout.

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14. Siomay

Siomay is Indonesian steamed dumplings served with peanut sauce. Most common use king mackerel fish (ikan tenggiri) for the dumpling, but there is also varieties using shrimp, chicken, pork. There are complements that commons served with siomay like boiling eggs, cabbage, potatoes, and tofu.

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15. Batagor

Batagor is a short from Bakso Tahu Goreng (Fried Tofu Meatball). Batagor is basically Indonesian fried dumplings served with peanut sauce. It is made from tofu that filled with meatball. Most common use meatball mixture from king mackerel fish, but there is also varieties using chicken, shrimp.

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Disclaimer: All pictures not taken by me.

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