Sekba
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Sekba consists mainly of pig offal (chiefly its ears and tongue), and meat.
Alternative namesBektim
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateChinatowns in Indonesia, especially Jakarta
Created byChinese Indonesians
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPork offal (liver, tongue, ear, intestine) and meat braised in soy sauce, garlic and Chinese herbs
Similar dishesKway chap, Burmese pork offal skewers

Sekba or sometimes called bektim is a Chinese Indonesian pork offal[1] stewed in a mild soy sauce-based soup. The stew tastes mildly sweet and salty, made from soy sauce, garlic, and Chinese herbs. It is a popular fare street food in Indonesian Chinatowns, such as Gloria alley, Glodok Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia.[2]

As a street food fare, customer might choose the type of pork offals in their dish, and they will be charged accordingly. Other than pork meat, the types of pork offals being offered as sekba are pig's ears, tongue, liver, tripe, intestines and lungs. The prices of each pieces of pork offals ranged between Rp 5,000 to Rp 15,000. A personal portion usually contains three types of offals or meat. Vegetables, such as boiled potatoes, salted vegetables, tofu, and sometimes hard boiled eggs may also be added.

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References

  1. ^ Whitmarsh, A.; Wood, M. (2013). Jakarta: 25 Excursions in and Around the Indonesian Capital. Tuttle Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-4629-0893-6. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Glodok's top five foods". Yahoo News. 26 March 2013.