Wow ....... how delicious the typical Siobak of Buleleng is. The delicacy prepared from pork is savory and always seductive. Moreover, when it is served with white rice, the delicious flavor will last longer This high-flavored menu poses an evidence of Chinese acculturation. However, Balinese people and Singaraja resident in particular is then adapted the flavor to the appetite of local community.
Because of its deliciousness, now the siobak has spread to a number of regions, including downtown Denpasar. Interestingly, the enthusiasts of this food do not only comprise local people but also foreigners. Foreign tourists very much favor this food. In this capital of Bali Province, people are also familiar with the typical siobak khelok of Singaraja. The food is sold at Warung Nyoman Jelantik located at Jalan Dr. Sutomo 74 Denpasar. It is said, the culinary business run by a couple has been established in 1977.
The siobak of Nyoman Jelantik is unique because it is processed in two different flavors namely the sour and sweet. The preparation of this delicacy is slightly difficult because it is made from the roasted pork. Then, it is mixed with processed meat in the form of fried foods such as the intestines, liver, red meat, offal, camcam, gohyang and skin crackers.
Its flavor is getting more palatable because it is then mixed with thick brown spices. These processed spices are relatively simple because they are consisting of chili, soybean sauce, salt, soy sauce and sweet soy sauce. It does not matter if old people want to enjoy it because the ingredients are crushed and heated with broth. After boiling, it must be added with flour that has been mixed with water.
A single portion of siobak is served with a plate of rice, thick spices and pickles. Nyoman Jelantik sells the delicacy at affordable price so that it can reach all walks of life namely at IDR 25,000 per portion. Well, if you want to try the siobak khelok you do not need to come to Singaraja, simply drop in at Warung Jelantik Denpasar. Warung Nyoman Jelantik is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Local Time. The enthusiasts do not only consist of local people but also foreign tourists and some have become regular customers. In addition to the Warung Nyoman Jelantik, the siobak can also be found on Jalan Gatot Subroto Timur and Jalan Dr. Sutomo. (BTN/ocha)