Bakso

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Bakso or baso is an Indonesian meatball, or a meat paste made from beef surimi.wikipedia
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Fish ball

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Its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball.
In Indonesia, fish balls are called bakso ikan (fish bakso).

Indonesian cuisine

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Bakso or baso is an Indonesian meatball, or a meat paste made from beef surimi. Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
Elements of Chinese cuisine can be seen in Indonesian cuisine: foods such as noodles, meat balls, and spring rolls have been completely assimilated.

Surimi

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Bakso or baso is an Indonesian meatball, or a meat paste made from beef surimi.
Bakso, made from beef surimi, is a popular common food found in Indonesia.

Beef ball

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Its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball.

Street food

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Along with soto, satay, and siomay, bakso is one of the most popular street foods in Indonesia.
A lot of street food in Indonesia are fried, such as local gorengan (fritters), also nasi goreng and ayam goreng, while bakso meatball soup, skewered chicken satay and gado-gado vegetable salad served in peanut sauce are also popular.

Siomay

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Along with soto, satay, and siomay, bakso is one of the most popular street foods in Indonesia.
Just like bakso, lumpia, and pempek, siomay was influenced by Chinese Indonesian cuisine.

Mie goreng

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Slices of bakso often used and mixed as complements in mi goreng, nasi goreng, or cap cai recipes. Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables.

Chinese Indonesian cuisine

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This suggests that bakso has Indonesian Chinese cuisine origin. Despite its possible Chinese origin, bakso seems to had undergone localization, especially into Chinese Indonesian and Javanese cuisine.
Popular Chinese Indonesian foods including bakmi, mi ayam, pangsit, bakso, lumpia, kwetiau goreng and mie goreng.

Lumpia

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Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
Chinese influence is evident in Indonesian cuisine, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, nasi goreng, bakso, and lumpia.

Kwetiau goreng

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Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
It is made from noodles, locally known as kwetiau, which are stir fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, beef, chicken, fried prawn, crab or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables with an ample amount of kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).

Bakmi

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Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
Mie ayam often accompanied with wonton (pangsit) either crispy fried or in soup, and also bakso (meatball).

Mie ayam

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Chinese influences is apparent in Indonesian food, such as bakmi, mie ayam, pangsit, mie goreng, kwetiau goreng, bakso, and lumpia.
Bakmi ayam is usually served with a separate chicken broth, boiled chinese cabbage, and often wonton (pangsit) either crispy fried or in soup, and also bakso (meatballs).

Tendon as food

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In Indonesian cuisine, bakso urat is beef meatball filled with pieces of tendon, while soto kaki is spicy cow's trotters soup which includes cow's leg tendons.

Cap cai

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Slices of bakso often used and mixed as complements in mi goreng, nasi goreng, or cap cai recipes.
Cap cai can be made as a vegetarian dish, or mixed with meats such as chicken meat, liver or gizzard, beef, fish, shrimp or cuttlefish, and slices of beef or fish bakso (meatballs).

Javanese cuisine

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Despite its possible Chinese origin, bakso seems to had undergone localization, especially into Chinese Indonesian and Javanese cuisine.

Meatball

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Bakso or baso is an Indonesian meatball, or a meat paste made from beef surimi.

Mie kocok

The dish consists of noodles served in rich beef consommé soup, kikil (beef tendon), bean sprouts and bakso (beef meatball), kaffir lime juice, and sprinkled with sliced fresh celery, scallion and fried shallot.

Singaporean cuisine

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In Malaysia and Singapore, there is a similar meatball soup called bebola daging, which actually a Malay translation of "meatball".

East Java

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Bakso Solo and Bakso Malang are the most popular variant; the name comes from the city it comes from, Solo in Central Java and Malang in East Java.
Malang is popular for a variety of processed fruits (especially apples), tempeh crisps, Bakpao telo, Bakso Malang, rawon, and Cwie noodles.

Borax

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In the past, borax and formalin is often added into beef surimi mixture in order to preserve the produced bakso, also to make bakso more chewy (from borax induced myosin cross-linking) with less usage of meat.
In Indonesia, it is a common, but forbidden, additive to such foods as noodles, bakso (meatballs), and steamed rice.

Beef

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Bakso or baso is an Indonesian meatball, or a meat paste made from beef surimi.

Chinese cuisine

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Its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball.

Pork ball

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Its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball.

Soto (food)

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Along with soto, satay, and siomay, bakso is one of the most popular street foods in Indonesia.

Satay

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Along with soto, satay, and siomay, bakso is one of the most popular street foods in Indonesia.