The Deliciousness of Betawi Satay Lembut, Similar to Satay Lilit from Bali

At a glance, the appearance of this satay looks like a typical Balinese satay lilit. The soft, slightly sweet and savory taste makes this satay so delicious to eat. Satay lembut, one of the typical Betawi cuisines whose existence is starting to be difficult to find in Jakarta.

Satay lembut meat is prepared from typical beef which has no fat content in the meat. The soft texture of this satay meat comes from fresh ground beef. To make satay lembut, the first step is to grind the beef and then wrap it on a skewer. Furthermore, the ground beef that has been in the form of satay is grilled halfway so that it is not easily destroyed.

To eat this satay, which is much loved by the Betawi people, is best accompanied by peanut sauce and rice cake or ketupat. Its taste which is a little sweet and savory combined with peanut sauce and ketupat, makes the satay lembut so delicious.

Satay lembut is often served during special events, such as Eid or other big days as well as at traditional ceremonies and the scope of the Betawi life cycle. Betawi satay lembut is always juxtaposed as an additional side dish in the presentation of ketupat sayur babanci. The soft and savory texture of the satay (a combination of ground beef and grated coconut) makes this dish loved by everyone, young and old.

In addition to being served in certain events, now to raise creativity and generate the economy of local residents, it is obligatory to serve Betawi cuisine. Especially for hotels and restaurants in DKI Jakarta so that Betawi cuisine can be uplifted and known.

Sate lembut can be found in central Jakarta or urban areas. This is marked by the presence of a Betawi restaurant that sells Sate lembut in the Tanah Abang area, Central Jakarta. Betawi culinary is a belt that connects, and strengthens various cultures that are rich in historical values.

Like the history of Kali Tirem or Biji Balang, there is a relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm symbolized by a triangle shape, where there is a complementary connection between obedience to God Almighty.

Such an attitude is a characteristic of Betawi society where humans (microcosm) are part of the universe (macrocosm). This concept of balance is the basis of thinking for the Betawi people in regulating their lives, both concerning the relationship between individuals and individuals, as well as individuals with groups, groups with groups, as well as between humans and their environment and even with God the Creator. Including the symbol of the earth alms consisting of cakes and culinary and there are codes to convey.

Where culinary is another picture of the balance of nature. Because culinary cannot be separated from the mind, namely the values ​​that are transmitted in social life. Culinary was born because it can not be separated from the ingredients that are in the vicinity. In addition, there is also a community creativity.


“Manusia tanpa cita-cita adalah mati. Cita-cita tanpa kerja adalah mimpi. Idaman yang menjadi andalan adalah kebahagiaan.”
- Ali Sadikin -
Gubernur DKI Jakarta 1966 - 1977
“Emang rejeki kagak kemane, tapi kalo lo gak kemane-mane mana mau dapet rejeki.”
- H. Benyamin Sueb -
Seniman Betawi