(Goody Foody Semarang) : Nasi Goreng Babat – Tripe Fried Rice

Selamat Malam! Good Evening!
Because it’s been evening in Indonesia right now. I will continue goody foody from my recent town, Semarang. I consider to do it until the end. Here the previous post.


Actually Fried Rice or Nasi Goreng is originally from China, but along with Chinese immigrations abroad, this type which was created from left-over rice spread globally. Including Indonesia itself. In Indonesia, fried rice derives into hundred varieties. As it is very flexible and can be added in accordance to our own taste. Even Indonesian Fried Rice is called Nasi Goreng, even by foreigners. I remember there is a famous classic Dutch song titled ‘Geef Mij Maar Nasi Goreng’ (Give me Nasi Goreng).

Geef mij maar nasi goreng
Met een gebakken ei
Met sambal en met kroepoek

Met een goed glaas bier eerd bij

Every parts of Indonesia has got its own style in Nasi Goreng. Either original Chinese style or fusion styles. All of them are okay and very delicious. I’ve just had dinner with a plate of Nasi Goreng. Not ordinary one, but Nasi Goreng Babat or Tripe Fried Rice.

For most westerners, intestines are considered disgusting, but for most Asians (in this case Indonesian) these are delicacies. Gizzard, tripe, even brain can be eaten. Nasi Goreng Babat or Tripe Fried Rice is typically found in Semarang and becomes part of Semarang delicatessen. Sweet but strong taste along with shredded cabbage and sliced cucumber as balancing agent, you can enjoy a plate of Nasi Goreng Babat. Why it is sweet, because as typically Central Javanese cuisines, sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis) has been inseparable part of it. I can compare with East Javanese Nasi Goreng style which always use tomato sauce and chilli sauce for coloring. So therefore, Central Javanese Nasi Goreng is typically darker.

If you are culinary adventurer, you must try this type of Nasi Goreng. But it is not recommended to eat it too often as it has got high cholesterol and fat. I rarely eat it, maybe only once of three months or if I have mood on it. The tripe must be boiled many times and its water must be removed then re-boil in order to diminish its odor. Strong condiment is a must for this Nasi Goreng. In general a plate of Nasi Goreng Babat costs between IDR 7,000 – 9,000.

You can find it everywhere in Semarang. From hawkers until restaurant. I just share this unique Nasi Goreng and I hope your knowledge will be raised up widely.

Salam Manis,

8 April 2013


22 Comments Add yours

  1. Hanno Phenn says:

    You just made me hungry again.It looks delicious. Lekker eten.

    1. Hehehehe…but don’t eat this one too often..high cholesterol..

      Maar, smakkelijk eten! πŸ™‚

      1. Hanno Phenn says:

        I will remember it. Bedankt.

      2. Graag gedaan..hehehehe.

        What’s Moenchengladbach delicatessen?

      3. Hanno Phenn says:

        I can tell you but you wouldn’t eat it it has pork in it It is called heaven and Earth it is made of mashed potatoes with cooked Apple stirred under and fried Sausage made out of pork liver and pork blood .And I know Muslims do not eat pork. Right?

      4. Right…
        But I think if I know the recipe I can modify it into Halal version (though it won’t be same). Chinese food in Indonesia has also been modified into local tongues, so that’s why it’s Halal, except some who still retain its original recipes (from pork indeed).

      5. Hanno Phenn says:

        I will look into it and email you the details later maybe today or latest tomorrow I am working in the moment my socks of I am preparing a few Paintings for a gallery and I have to be done in the next two weeks.

      6. Okay, No problem. I’ll be waiting. Wow, painting? Let me see then.

      7. Hanno Phenn says:

        I will I will email you some pictures when I am satisfied that they are the way I want them to be.

      8. Anyway, let me share some of my silly drawings too.

      9. Hanno Phenn says:

        Why silly just let see them. I will be honest about them.I am sure the will tell a story.

      10. Okay…You’ll see then Sir..:)

  2. Yuli Duryat says:

    Nice, I like Nasi Goreng cabe rawit. πŸ™‚

    1. Dijamin maknyusss….apalagi skg musim nasgor yang iblis2.

      1. Yuli Duryat says:

        Betul, nikmat sekali untuk makan malam saat musim hujan.

      2. Tinggal kalo kurang pedes ditambahin aja cabenya.

      3. Yuli Duryat says:

        Iya, tambah sekalian acar dan kerupuk, waduh jadi lapar nih πŸ™‚

      4. Acar kan fungsinya buat netralin lemaknya. Kadang fungsi acar itu sering dicuekin…kayak di Nasgorkam aja aku selalu habisin acarnya.

  3. It reminds me of nasi goreng at Pemuda street near paragon… πŸ™‚

    1. Oooo….langgananku iku. Hahahaha..

  4. tinsyam says:

    nasi goreng aslinya cina toh? disana ga ada nasi goreng loh..
    babatnya sampe item gitu oi..

    1. Ya, asal mulanya memang dari pendatang Cina Mbak. Ada lah, tapi namanya lain-lain. Asal mulanya memang mereka bikin dari nasi sisa yang digoreng biar enak.

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