Bawang goreng

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Bawang goreng
Indonesian crispy bawang goreng or fried shallot
Typefried onion
Place of originIndonesia
Main ingredientsshallots

Bawang goreng is an Indonesian crispy fried shallot condiment, commonly deep-fried, and a popular garnish to be sprinkled upon various dishes of Indonesian cuisine.[1] It is quite similar to a crisp fried onion.[2]


Compared to onions, shallots are much smaller in size and more intense in color — purplish red, locally known as bawang merah (lit. "red onion") in Indonesia.[1] Shallots are thinly sliced and deep fried in plenty of cooking oil until golden crisp. They are often placed in a tight glass jar for next use.[3]


Bawang goreng has slightly bitter yet savoury flavour. Crispy fried shallots are often sprinkled upon steamed rice, fragrant coconut rice, fried rice, satay, soto, gado-gado, bubur ayam and many other dish as a condiment as well as garnishing. They are used for stir-fries vegetables, soups, stews, curries, noodles, rice and salads as toppings.[1] Prepacked bawang goreng fried shallots are available in supermarkets and grocery stores in Indonesia, and also in Asian grocery stores abroad.

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  1. ^ a b c whattocooktoday (2013-02-06). "Indonesian Fried Shallots Crisp / Bawang Goreng". What To Cook Today. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  2. ^ Kruger, Vivienne (2014-04-22). Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4629-1423-4.
  3. ^ "Bawang Goreng(Fried Shallots) Recipe -". Retrieved 2020-04-11.