IGA SAPI GOYANG LIDAH (IGA BAKAR or ASEM-ASEM IGA)
Iga bakar is a dish made with succulent beef ribs that are grilled to perfection over hot charcoal, resulting in a smoky and charred exterior that gives way to juicy and tender meat. The ribs are often marinated in a flavorful blend of spices and seasonings that may include garlic, ginger, shallots, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), and tamarind. Iga bakar is typically served with steamed rice and a side of sambal (chili paste) for an extra kick of heat.
Asem-asem iga, on the other hand, is a sour and spicy dish made with beef ribs that are simmered in a tangy broth of tamarind, tomatoes, and chilies. The broth is infused with aromatic spices such as lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves, which impart a fragrant and citrusy flavor to the dish. The meat is cooked until it is tender and falling off the bone, and the broth is thickened with cornstarch to create a rich and velvety texture. Asem-asem iga is often enjoyed with steamed rice and a side of blanched vegetables to balance out the bold flavors of the dish.