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Local Dishes & Specialities in Batam

Expat Guide Local Delicacies to try in Indonesia

Ayam Cabe Ijo

A typical Indonesian dish from Padang, Sumatra. It combines juicy fried chicken with a spicy sauce made from green chilies

BBQ Seafood

Batam is famous for it’s countless seafood restaurant, which you can find all over the island.

Bilis Molen / Kue Bilis

Traditional snacks to be found all over Batam, tasting like a delicious blend between savory salted fish and the sweet taste of the dough

Bingka Bakar

Kue bingka is an Indonesian traditional cake, made up of flour, eggs, coconut milk, sugar and salt.

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang is a dry Curry Beef dish that is aromatic and consists of a coconut-rich, spiced & thick gravy. Coconut milk is used to cook the beef very slowly. Fresh grated coconut is then dry roasted till golden, crushed to a coconut butter paste (Kerisik), and added to the curry.

Gong Gong

Gong-gong is a type of sea snail that is processed by boiling or sautéing with special spices.

Indomie Goreng and Indomie Rebus


Ketoprak Tenda Biru

Luti Gendang

Mie Lendir Berkuah Kacang

Mie Sagu

Mie Tarempa

Otak – Otak



Sambal is one of the typical archipelago culinary delights that Indonesians like. For Indonesians, chili sauce is a must-have menu for every meal. Various kinds of chili sauce have spread in Indonesia and some of them are very famous for their spicy and addictive taste.

Soto Ayam

Yong Kee Fish Soup

Clear fish soup with crisp lettuce, fried shallots and fresh fish slices, usually served with steamed white rice.

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