Put those hands to work and make sure the marinade seeps in the meat for that extra juicy flavor.
To complement the soft and juicy meat, balancing the flavors of the marinade is crucial. First ingredient needed is sebiye belek, or Lombok’s local chili. The big, juicy red spice is mixed with palm sugar, garlic, shallot, belacan, tamarind water and coriander seeds. Then, the marinade is slathered generously to the meat and grilled to perfection.
Served with lontong rice cakes, boiled papaya leaves, bone broth and pepes ikan, it’s a complete taste sensation for your taste buds. The sweet, smoky, savory and fiery taste of supremely tender beef on skewers is a delicious treat that can now be enjoyed by all, and you can even take it as souvenirs for loved ones. But remember, you can only pack 100 sticks!
Health & safety protocols to note
When you’re traveling around Indonesia, don’t forget that health and safety protocols are still strictly enforced. Major tourist destinations will have temperature checks and won’t let you enter without your masks. Vaccine certificates are also required upon entry across all establishments, so have it ready from your PeduliLindungi app.
Certain international travelers are allowed to enter Indonesia with strict regulations, so be sure to keep checking before you book your tickets and start packing. Domestic travel across the archipelago is open for vaccinated travelers, but remember to remain safe and be responsible for yourself and others.