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Saksang or Sa-sang
Saksang served in a Batak restaurant
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateNorth Sumatra
Main ingredientsMinced pork or dog meat[1] stewed in blood[2]

Saksang or sa-sang is a savory, spicy Indonesian dish from the Batak people.[3] It is made from minced pork or dog meat[1] (or, more rarely, water buffalo meat) stewed in its 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]

Although saksang is widely consumed and familiar within Batak tribes' traditions, it is more often associated with Batak Toba.[4] Saksang has special significance to the Bataks, as it is an obligatory dish in Batak marriage celebrations.[5] Saksang, together with panggang, arsik and daun ubi tumbuk, are the essential dishes in Batak cuisine.

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  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. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.
  4. ^ "Resep Sangsang atau Saksang Babi khas Batak - traditional pork dish". TobaTabo.
  5. ^ Ryan Ver Berkmoes (2010). Indonesia. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74104-830-8.