Bakso is one of the most loved foods in Indonesia by Indonesians.
It can be found all across Indonesia, from street vendors to high-class restaurants. Today, various types of ready-to-cook bakso are also available as frozen foods sold in supermarkets in Indonesia.
Bakso is commonly made from finely ground beef with a small quantity of tapioca flour and salt, however, bakso can also be made from other ingredients, such as chicken, pork, fish or shrimp. Unlike other meatball recipes, bakso has a consistent firm, dense, homogeneous texture due to the polymerization of myosin in the beef surimi.
Traditionally the beef surimi paste or dough is made into balls by hand and boiled in hot water. After the meat is done, the meatballs are dried and served or refrigerated for later use. Pre-cooked bakso is displayed in the windows of street vendor carts.
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