So these foods are my favorite while I’m staying in Batam, Indonesia. Some I just wanted to try out of curiosity and eventually it becomes those food that I will surely miss.
This is called Ayam Bawang (Ayam-Chicken Bawang-Garlic). So you have a deep fried chicken with lots and lots of crunchy garlic chips with it. The chicken is very crispy as well as the garlic chips, inside the chicken is tender and very flavorful. The garlic chips are perfectly golden brown so when you eat it there’s no trace of bitterness (a result of overcooked garlic chips). The best Ayam Bawang I’ve tried is in A placed called Baloi.
This is called Otak Otak basically it is a grilled fish cake wrapped in banana leaf. The one on the photo is the spicy one colored orange, the other one is the white one which is not spicy. I can eat a plate of this because it is very light, usually serve with a peanut sauce though I prefer eating it on its own since it is very flavorful already.
This is called Karipop, it is a fried bread filled with a spicy sardine (that’s my favorite but there are different fillings available like chicken and beef). This one is sooo good specially when its still steaming hot. Available from food booths scattered on the streets.
Apokat or simply Avocado Shake a staple drink. Present in almost all of the restaurants. Served with an ice cream on top (either vanilla or chocolate flavor, yup! Chocolate) and chocolate syrup.
This is a Martabak, it is like a pancake sandwich. Thick pancake that has a filling the upper left hand corner photo is the chocolate with peanuts then the one below it is the cheese flavor. The best one is the chocolate one.