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Jul 19, 2010

Betawi Local Food "Kerak Telor"

Kerak Telor is a Betawi (local inhabitant of Jakarta) traditional spicy omelette dish in Indonesian cuisine. It is made from chicken or duck egg fried into omelette mixed with rice and spice, served with a coconut granule, considered as snack. During the special event such as annual Jakarta Fair we can find Kerak Telor which are sold massively on some spots.

They are served from the hawkers carts. We must order each portion that we want to eat. They put a small amount of ketan (sticky rice) on a small wok pan and heated it on charcoal fire. Then chicken or duck egg (based on our choice) will be added on also some spices and mix well. No vegetable oil is used during this process. That's why the omelette will stick on the wok and enable to put it upside down straight against charcoal fire until it's totally cooked. Finally, sweet grated coconut granule, dried salted shrimp and fried shallots are sprinkled on the omelette, it's ready to serve.

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