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Lip-Smacking Dishes that You Should Try Out in Lombok

Lombok is well-known among locals and visitors as a laid-back island where culture and nature are perfectly in sync.

Whether you are drawn to its friendly people or interesting attractions, a trip to this part of Indonesia is incomplete without tasting the local food. Here are the top three lip-smacking dishes that you should try out when you’re there:


Ayam Taliwang

Get ready to tease your taste buds with Lombok’s iconic dish, known as Ayam Taliwang!  When you order it at one of the restaurants or food stalls, it is rarely served on its own.

This is a good deal when you work up an appetite because ordering Ayam Taliwang means you’ll also get a plate of rice and Plecing Kangkung (water spinach) which is the most popular vegetable dish in Lombok. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give it a try! You won’t regret it!

Photo Credit: Makan Sutra



This typical Lombok dish consists of buffalo or cow ribs and tail. At first glance, it might look like an ordinary beef soup, but when you eat it, you will know that it has a unique taste that makes it stand out. This is due to the style of cooking and usage of various herbs and spices that comes from an ancient recipe known by Lombok’s Sasak tribe.

Different families from different regions in Lombok have their own version of the famous dish and locals usually eat it with a plate of rice to increase their stamina.

Photo Credit: Yukmakan


Sate Rembiga

Sate Rembiga is a simple, yet appetising dish. It consists of pieces of meat that are marinated with flavourful ingredients before being grilled.

Although there are other types of satay in Lombok, Sate Rembiga is considered the best one due to its delicious taste and obvious popularity among locals and tourists.  It is normally eaten with sauce, rice, tempe, tofu, and vegetables.

Photo Credit: Taliwang SG

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