Enjoy These Dishes While You Are in Lake Toba
When you are having a vacation in Lake Toba, you might wonder what kind of local dishes that you could enjoy there. No worries! Here, we listed for you the meals that you can enjoy while you are in Lake Toba.
Mie Gomak, Handmade Spaghetti with a Batak Twist
Mie Gomak is a favorite food in Toba and its surrounding region. It’s a noodle that’s made traditionally and handmade. Its look and feel are somewhat similar to Italian Spaghetti, and that’ therefore why a lot of people say Mie Gomak is Batak’s spaghetti.
But Mie Gomak is very distinctive in a way that it uses only local ingredients and seasoning. The main condiment that gives its flavor is andaliman.
Best place to enjoy Mie Gomak:
Mie Gomak vendors can be found in lots of areas as street food. Hotels in Toba also offer you this menu.
Romlan Restaurant — Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk Siadong No. 36 | Romlan Guesthouse, Samosir 22395, Indonesia.
Local Fish Delicacies
As being a big lake, Toba naturally also produce lots of fishes; mostly Mujair (Tilapia), Parrot Fish, and Carp Fish. All restaurant and resorts surrounding Toba offer fish menus.
You may like Arsik curry with andaliman, Naniura (an uncooked fish with seasoning, similar to sushi) or Natinombur (grilled fish with sauce).
Best Spot to test Toba fish delicacies:
Leo’s Restaurant — Tuktuk Siadong, Samosi, Indonesia
Jenny’s Restaurant — Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir, Indonesia
Maruba restaurant — Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir 22395, Indonesia
One of Batak favored food is pork-based. Batak people have their very own grilled pork. Slow roast with tamarind water as the main seasoning will make the meat evenly cooked. The main sauce is pig’s bloodstream with special seasoning.
Saksang is minced pork stewed in its own blood, spices, and coconut milk, and of course also andaliman. Tanggo-tanggo is similar to Saksang with more pork. All food in Batak usually can also be eaten with Daun Ubi Tumbuk (pounded cassava leaves).
Best place to enjoy steak in Toba:
Elios Restaurant — Tuktuk Siadong, Simanindo, Samosir Regency
Maruba Restaurant — Jl. Tuk tuk siadong, Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir, Indonesia
Popy’s Restaurant — Popy’s Guest House, Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir 22395, Indonesia.