Indonesia has many culinary variations that taste great to eat. One of the famous Indonesian culinary foods is Coto Mangkasara or called Coto Makassar. Why does this food use the name Makassar?
This traditional food originates from South Sulawesi and of course, to be precise in the city of Makassar. Characteristics This traditional food is made from beef offal that is boiled for a long time. This beef offal stew is then sliced and then seasoned with specially formulated spices. Coto is served in a bowl and enjoyed with ketupat and buras, which is a type of diamond wrapped in banana leaves.
This traditional food has existed in the 16th century AD during the kingdom of Gowa. In the past, the coto dish of sirloin beef and tenderloin was only served for the royal family to eat. While the offal section is served for lower class people or royal servants.
Generally, the meat used in this coto is beef. However, there are also those who use various kinds of beef offal such as tongue, brain, spleen, lungs, liver, heart, tripe and others.
That said, it takes about 40 kinds of spices to make Coto Makassar, which is called ampah patang pulo. The various spices include shallots, garlic, chilies, seeds and flowers (pepper, coriander, cumin, hazelnut, nutmeg, foeli, cloves), leaves (bay leaves, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric leaves, lemongrass. , celery leaves, leeks, leek leeks), mantras (galangal, ginger), and other spices such as tamarind, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and also tauco. Peanuts, sliced green onions and fried onions, and lime juice are mixed together when serving.
So, have you ever tried eating these traditional foods? This food tastes delicious when eaten.