Bakwan is Indonesian vegetarian version of tempura, which is a popular Japanese fritter. Just like making a tempura, you will need to decide on your ingredients, this usually consists of assortment of vegetables. And you will need to prepare your batter. The most common bakwan is the vegetables version, in which shredded cabbage and shredded carrot are the two most popular choice. Here, Bakwan I have made has no eggs, and has no onion and no garlic.
If you can handle the heat, bakwan sayur is usually eaten with fresh raw Thai Red Chilies. Take a bite of bakwan, and then a bite of the Red chili! But since this is definitely not for everyone, especially me (and usually little kids), it is also common to dip bakwan in tomato sauce and chili sauce during snack time.
Here are few more Indonesian delicacies to try
- Sambal Telor with Nasi Uduk Recipe
- Roti Gambang Recipe (Indonesian Bread Recipe)
- Vegetarian Nasi Goreng Recipe