Saksang

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Saksang or Sa-sang
Saksang, food from Bataks, Indonesia
Saksang.
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Bataks
Creator Bataks
Main ingredients Minced pork or dog[1] meat stewed in blood,[2]
Variations Tango-tango
Cookbook:Saksang or Sa-sang  Saksang or Sa-sang

Saksang or Sa-sang is a savory, spicy dish from the Bataks of Indonesia.[3] It is made from minced pork or dog[1] meat (or more rarely, water buffalo meat) stewed in blood,[2] coconut milk and spices; including kaffir lime and bay leaves, coriander, shallot, garlic, chili pepper and Thai pepper, lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and andaliman (the fruit of a native shrub similar to Sichuan pepper).[1]

Saksang has special significance to the Bataks, as it is an obligatory dish in Batak marriage celebrations.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Food they crave". The Jakarta Post. April 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Food". itravelindonesia.com. 
  3. ^ "Sa-sang or Saksang". toursumatra.com. October 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Ryan Ver Berkmoes (2010). Indonesia. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74104-830-8.