HomeBlogs Rabeg (Serang’s Typical Food) If you had the chance to visit Banten, Jakarta, it would be incomplete
if you didn’t taste the typical dishes of food for the Sultans of
Banten. Local residents called this Banten-Arabic acculturation food
‘rabeg’. The main materials are goat meat and innards, which in Serang
Javanese dialect or Java Serang called ‘wedhus’.
sweet-spicy like tongseng mixed with stew, but rich in spices. The most
prominent spices are the ginger and pepper, with a little taste of red
chilli. This is understandably, since Banten had been known as big
producer of pepper. To the extent that there is an area named
Pamarican(marica=indonesian word for pepper), the central storage and
market of pepper in the past.
Located in the northern complex of
palaces, near the Bandar Banten. Its spicy taste can heal the dizziness
after sunbathe around Banten. Don’t worry about the rises of blood
pressure because the restaurant is usually also provide cucumber pickles
or lalap to accompany the rabeg.
According to some Serang
natives, rabeg used to be the Banten Palace special meal. However, now
rabeg become distinctive communities menu especially in Serang and
Cilegon, which is usually served at the time of the party, especially in
childbirth selebration or called ‘akikah’. Currently, rabeg can be
found in shops and restaurants. But it’s rather difficult to find rabeg
because there were few specific rabeg restaurant in Serang. One of tose
is at RM Emak Haji in Ciceri, Serang. Every day, the restaurant offers
this delicious rabeg menu.