HomeBlogs Nasi Timbel Nasi Timbel is the famous Sundanese dish, and a must try local
delicacy. Nasi Timbel consists of steamed Sundanese foodrice (white or
red rice) in a tube-shaped wrapped in banana leaf (by covering it in
banana leaf will make the rice more aromatic and appetizing,...
mmm..yummy), lalapan/raw vegetables (tomatoes, coriander leaves,
eggplants, cabbages, lettuces, and so on), sambal terasi (shrimp-paste
chili sauce), tomatoes sauce, tempe (made of fermented soybean), tahu
(fried tofu), ayam (fried or roasted chicken), pepes Ikan Mas (goldfish
wrapped in a banana leaf and roasted) and a sliced of jambal/ikan asin
(salted fish). And served with sayur asam, a vegetable soup given a
sour flavour by the addition of tamarind. Nasi timbel one of my favorite Indonesian food ^_^.
(in Sunda Language) with the meaning "Bekal" in Indonesian ( "Bekal"
means "Supplies" in English). Histories, the farmers before going to
rice field or farm always bring the supplies of rice with wrapped by
banana leaf and completed with a side dishes for lunch, therefore
recognizing of Nasi Timbel.