Surabaya is one of the well-known cities that offers many interesting food destinations. After spending a great quality time digging in some of Surabaya’s signature finest food, you may want to bring them home as souvenirs. Although not all food can be wrapped to take home due to packaging constraints and the freshness, here are some choices of Surabaya’s signatures that must be purchased for souvenirs.

1. Kue Lapis Surabaya

Kue Lapis Surabaya (Surabaya layer cake) also knowns as spikoe cake is the right choice for everybody. The delightful cake, which is famous for its softness and deliciousness, is famous in many foreign countries, and you have to try it. Plus the price that does not break your wallet makes this cake more and more popular.

2. Sambal Bu Rudy

Who doesn’t know Bu Rudy? This lovely lady from Madiun has a big name in Surabaya since selling affordable spicy garlic sauce. Some say, after eating Bu Rudy’s chili, it feels like it’s been slapped. Three of the signatures are garlic sauce, green chili sauce, and shrimp paste. The sambal is pulverized roughly, so you can feel the elements of the spices on your tongue. For those of you who want to buy, there are many shops spreading around the city that provide Bu Rudy’s chili sauce.

3. Kerupuk Ikan Kenjeran

Kenjeran Beach area is famous for its marine products. The area also has a Bulak Fish Center which sells various kinds of processed seafood, including fresh fish, smoked fish, salted fish, and crackers. Kerupuk Kenjeran Fish has a distinctive aroma and crunchy texture. These crackers are sold in both ready-to-eat and raw packages. In addition to fish crackers, tourists can also buy processed squid crackers, shrimp crackers, and seaweed crackers.

4. Bandeng Asap

Going to Surabaya is not difficult if you go home without bringing Bandeng Asap (smoked milkfish) as souvenirs. Bandeng Asap is one of the typical foods of Sidoarjo, East Java. However, these souvenirs are also quite loved by tourists visiting Surabaya. As the name implies, Bandeng Asap is milkfish that goes through a smoking process, resulting in a distinctive taste. It can be used as a side dish accompanied by steamed rice and typical chili sauce.