Tahu Telor

Tahu telor, or tahu telur, is an Indonesian street food that is both spicy (pedas) and creamy. You can order it to be mild if spice isn’t your thing. In short, it’s just a glorified tofu omelet of sorts.

Tahu Telor (tofu omelet), an Indonesian street food.

The dish consists of tofu (tahu), compressed rice cake (lontong), peanut sauce (bumbu kacang), and bean sprouts (tauge). You may also find vegetables such as red cabbage (kol merah), carrot (wortel), or celery (seledri) included in the dish as well. The tofu used is the silken kind – soft and creamy, not extra firm. It can be in a single omelet or many small and flat omelet, depending upon where you buy it. Tahu telor is often offered by street vendors peddling carts or managing stalls. The recipe, and even the nickname, can vary greatly across regions or even across cities, and tahu telor can be eaten for any meal of the day.

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