KOMPAS.com – Lombok food adds to Indonesia’s list of mouthwatering gastronomy that keeps domestic and foreign tourists coming back for more.
While Ayam Taliwang is the most popular Lombok food dishes, the island actually boasts far more culinary delights to satisfy your appetite.
Kompas.com has selected four food eateries that we find offer the best food in Lombok, specifically on the island’s city of Mataram.
1. Ayam Taliwang H.M Bahran Moerad
It would not be a trip to West Nusa Tenggara if you don’t order a plate of the staple Lombok food of Ayam Taliwang.
The chicken is coated with honey then grilled to char perfection and served with a plate of jasmine rice, water spinach, and Sambal Ulek.
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At Ayam Taliwang H.M. Bahran Moerad, you have the classic accompaniment to your Ayam Taliwang plus fresh beansprouts, fried peanuts, and a special chili sauce that will have your tastebuds hooked.
This Lombok traditional food eatery also offers Ayam Plecingan, Ayam Pedas Manis, Ayam Sambal Lima, and Ayam Bakar Kecap.
A whole Ayam Taliwang costs $3.76 (Rp 55,000) so go and visit the place at Jalan Pelikan Nomor 6 in Mataram.