Iga penyet
Iga penyet, "squeezed" beef spare ribs in sambal
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia[1]
Region or stateSurabaya, East Java
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredients"Squeezed" beef ribs served with sambal

Iga penyet (English: squeezed ribs) is Indonesian Eastern Javanese cuisine — fried beef spare ribs served with spicy sambal terasi. The fried beef ribs is squeezed against a mortar filled with sambal, and usually served with lalab vegetables and steamed rice. It was first popular in East Javanese Surabaya city, and now has spread across Indonesia.[1]


In Indonesian iga means ribs, while the term penyet in Javanese means "to squeeze", which refer to the serving method of squeezing the meat against mortar filled with spicy sambal using pestle. This penyet method of serving dishes is also applied to numbers of other dishes, such as empal penyet, ayam penyet (ayam goreng penyet) and ayam bakar penyet.

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  1. ^ a b Trifitria S Nuragustina (24 September 2013). "Rela Antre Demi Iga Sapi Penyet" (in Indonesian). Femina. Retrieved 12 January 2014.