East Java is a place that is famous for its all-around culinary. One of the signature dishes that has already become a staple is rawon. This flavorful black-colored soup is usually made with slow-braised beef and other traditional Indonesian ingredients such as lime leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and chili. However, the key element is buah kluwek, the Indonesian black nut, giving the dish its earthy and sour taste and the unique dark black color. For those of you who are on the hunt for the best rawon, we recommend several places serving delectable rawon with their own uniqueness.

  1. 1. Rawon Kalkulator

Rawon Kalkulator is one of the famous rawon in Surabaya. Even though they sell on the side of the street as a street vendor, the taste of rawon is undoubtedly delicious, coupled with the large pieces of meat. But don’t worry, the price offered will not drain your wallet, the price starts from IDR 25.000/ per portion. What’s more interesting is that this Rawon Kalkulator is named because it is said that the servants are good at calculating quickly and precisely like a calculator, interesting isn’t it?

Taman Bungkul Raya Darmo, Surabaya

2. Rawon Pak Pangat

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For those of you who are in Gresik, you must try Rawon Pak Pangat, the first impression you will get is that the place is very clean and the service is fast. For the special rawon menu itself, there are 3 variants, namely shredded Nasi Rawon, Nasi rawon Krengsengan, and Nasi Rawon Campur. If you buy Rawon Campur, you will get additional Balinese tofu, fried tempe, and potato stew. The price itself is around IDR 26,000 – 36,000.

Jl. Ketintang Baru Sel. No.15, Ketintang

3. Rawon Setan

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You will never get enough of Rawon Setan. You can feel the spicy sensation of the sambal which is delicious. Aside from rawon, the menu is varied from Nasi Orek, Nasi Campur, Nasi Pecel, and Nasi Daging Bali. Another plus point is they have a fairly spacious dining room that will make you very comfortable especially when you’re in the heat enjoying that spicy rawon. For the price itself around IDR 36.000 per portion

Jl. Embong Malang No.78, Surabaya

4. Rawon Gajah Mada

Rawon Gajah Mada is also one of the favorite rawon because there are various rawon menus, ranging from Rawon Empal with large pieces of meat, Rawon Telur Asin, and Rawon Perkedel. Here, they also sell various kinds of additional crackers, ranging from Rambak, Shrimp, and others to add extra cracking sensation while enjoying rawon. Other supporting facilities are free wifi, full music, toilets for visitors, and others that can make your dining experience here so comfortable.

Jl. Jemur Ngawinan, Ruko Grand A. Yani No.151

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