Recipe of the day: Balinese beef tongue

In a booklet with Balinese recipes I came across this dish, beef tongue with nutmeg sauce. Nutmeg, Ive been to Banda, the island where the nutmeg originally came from. We name no less than two tunnels after Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the cold-blooded murderer of the entire male population there. That was also in 1621, but that man officially always has the status of some kind of national hero. Incomprehensible. Back to Bali.


โ€ข1 beef tongue of 600 gr

โ€ข2 ยฝ liter of water

โ€ข3 cups beef broth

โ€ข4 tbsp ketjap manis

โ€ข2 tbsp thin soy sauce (kikkoman-like)

โ€ขยพ tsp ground white pepper

โ€ขยผ tsp freshly ground nutmeg

โ€ขgrater of a lime

โ€ข3 tbsp dried


โ€ข3 potatoes peeled and cubes of 2 ยฝ centimeters


Bring the water to a boil and place the beef tongue in it. Again bring to a boil and simmer for an hour. Allow to cool to room temperature and remove the skin from the tongue with a sharp knife. Cut the tongue into equal strips and put them in a snack pan. Add beef broth, the ketjap manis and the thin soy sauce, pepper, nutmeg, lime grater and a little juice and the fried shallots. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the potatoes and simmer the dish until cooked. Some extra fried shallots and so delicious food.