Seblak: Savory and Spicy Indonesian Street Food


Hello travel buddy? What’s up?

On this occasion I will discuss one of the street food from Indonesia, a country in Southeast Asia. What’s that food? Voila “seblak!” Does the name sound familiar? So what exactly is this food, how does it look and taste? Ok, let's discuss it right away, keep reading until the end.

So, seblak is a typical food of West Java, Indonesia, to be precise seblak is a culinary specialty of Bandung. The name seblak itself refers to the name of the spice used, namely “kencur.” The process of making this food is quite easy with the main ingredients being crackers (kerupuk) with the addition of a variety of toppings, such as eggs, sausage, macaroni, noodles, vegetables, chicken, and many more. Seblak is a food with a spicy and savory taste.

Over time, seblak which was originally only street food. Now, become a class because it has been served in various restaurants and cafes. If you have the opportunity to visit Indonesia, it’s not difficult to find this food, starting on the side of the road as street food to food court, both restaurants and cafes. However, if you have never had the opportunity to eat this delicious culinary delicacy, then don't be discouraged because this article will give you a way to make seblak, so watch carefully!

Disclaimer: there are many types of seblak, this time will only discuss how to make seblak noodle soup with several toppings.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


- 1 instant noodle

- 2 eggs

- 2 sausages

- orange crackers (kerupuk oranye)

- macaroni

- Leeks and mustard greens

- 1 red onion

- 1 garlic

- 7 red chilies

- a pinch of kencur

- 1 small sachet of tomato sauce

- sugar, salt, flavoring

- 1.5-2 cups of water

How to cook:

1. Firstly, prepare the cooking utensils.

2. Fry the eggs, stirring frequently.

3. Puree shallots, garlic, kencur, and chilies.

4. saute ground spices.

5. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add sauce, sugar, salt, and flavorings

6. After the water thickens, give the crackers (kerupuk) and macaroni that have been soaked in hot water and meatballs, then correct the taste.

7. Insert the noodles after a while.

8. Remove and serve while warm.


Voila… it's very easy right! So what are you waiting for, let’s try. Give your comments about this delicious and savory dish. 😋

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