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Jakarta Post

Just a slice of mutton

  • Suryatini N. Ganie

  /   Sun, June 13 2010   /  10:25 am

Goats are certainly popular domesticated animals in Indonesia. They are widely consumed and these animals can easily be seen roaming the country’s villages or kept as livestock in backyards.In a country with a majority Muslim population, goat meat or mutton is one of the most preferred meats and will easily get a halal tag. A testament to the assertion is the ubiquity of side walk eateries or warung kaki lima selling mutton dishes. Sate kambing, or skewered mutton, with its unmistakably strong aroma succulent texture is one of the most popular menus.Sate kambing comes in different variations based on the parts of the animal served. The cuts that are used for sate kambing comes from the hind legs, considered a prime part. The variation of the dish served in Jakarta comes from mutton marinated in spices before being placed on a grill. It is served with steamed rice or rice cake in the fo...