Savory and a little bit spicy are the best words to describe the taste of Nasi Liwet Solo. Perfect combination of nasi liwet and spicy-cooked chayote, areh, shredded chicken, and telur pindang creates an amazing sensation of Nasi Liwet Solo.
NASI LIWET WONGSO LEMU
Jl. Teuku Umar, Solo
If you ask what the special traditional food of Solo is, most will say Nasi Liwet. Your visit to Solo is un-complete without trying this delicious dish. Nasi Liwet Wongso Lemu in Teuku Umar Street is the most popular nasi liwet food stall.
Driving to the south from Mangkunegaran Palace, you will see many cars parked on the roadside of this one-way street, waiting for the owners who are sitting in the stall enjoying their nasi liwet. YogYES chose to sit on a wooden bench right in front of an old lady who was busy preparing nasi liwet for the customers. In her kebaya (Javanese traditional clothes), she was so friendly even though busy with her works. She arranged the rice in banana leaf and then added the spicy-cooked chayote, shredded chicken, telur pindang (boiled egg cooked with soy sauce), chicken gizzard, yellow tofu, and the special seasoning, areh.
Wow, YogYES could not wait to eat it when finally got a pincuk (plate of banana leaf) of nasi liwet. The rice was still warm, tasted savory and fluffier because it was cooked in coconut milk. Blended with the sweet and spicy of chayote, it creates fantastic taste. Not mention the shredded chicken, gizzard, and egg. Yummy... Areh (the extract of coconut milk) was the secret of this delicious dish. They all were served on banana leaf, giving a special unforgettable flavor. The perfect partner of this nasi liwet is a cup of wedang ronde, ready to warm your cold night.
Accompanying your dinner, a group of women in kebaya were sitting down, singing Javanese songs with beautiful music from sitar. If you are not a fan of spicy food, there are some stalls in the same street selling salty and savory nasi liwet.
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1 Serving of nasi liwet IDR 15,000 (price in September 2010)