Place of origin: East Java
Source: My Grandmother
Rawon is a special dish which originated from East Java
Province but now has become a well known dish across the country.
What makes this dish so special & unique is it's BLACK colour!!
Yes it is really black , as if the soup has been made with Asphalt ;-)
And this black colour comes from Keluak, the special & most important ingredient
which gives it's character!! Without Keluak, Rawon is not Rawon ha hah..
What about the taste? Hmmm..it's so completely delicious!! But honestly many people in the west (that also includes my husband) are pretty skeptish to see it's strange "exotic" appearance. Not so appetizing, he said ;-( So I should convince him many times that the black colour comes from Keluak not from anything else. So how do I convince you?? Well all I can say is you never know until you've tried ;-)