Compared to other provinces in Kalimantan, Soth Kalimantan has a relatively small land area. However, this province is as rich in culture as its neighbors. That wealth is reflected in the culinary dishes, which South Kalimantan has many. One of the most popular is Ketupat Kandangan.
Ketupat is rice cake, made in woven young coconut leaves. Kandangan is a city in South Kalimantan. Ketupat Kandangan is basically ketupat that is served with eggs, ikan gabus (freshwater snakehead fish), and thick soup made with coconut milk and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom. So, here are some places where you can enjoy the original taste of ketupat Kandangan.
This is one of the legendary warungs (stalls) that has been serving ketupat kandangan for decades. You can expect an original taste of ketupat kandangan in this place. Warung Kaganangan is located at West Kandangan, Kandangan, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan. This place opens from 06.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.
Just by looking at this small stall, you can see that what you will get here is an actual home-made dish. Even though the place is a little bit unassuming, Warung Rahma is quite popular among ketupat lovers. Warung Rahma’s address is at Gambah Luar Muka, Kandangan, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan. Furthermore, this place opens from 06.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.
Ketupat Kandangan Haji Irus is a quite popular stall in the city, probably because this place has been serving this traditional dish for ages. Apart from that, you can also buy some traditional snacks here. This stall is located at Hamalau, Sungai Raya, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan. Haji Irus opens from 09.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Rumah Makan AINA
Unlike most warungs on this list, AINA is more of a diner place. It opens from 05.00 p.m. to the early hours. The soup here is not as milky white as in other places because they add different spices. The taste is still great, though. Rumah Makan AINA is at Jl. Jend Sudirman RT.03 / RW.02, Hamalau, Sungai Raya, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan.
You can have a traditional ketupat kandangan here, with the original recipe and cooking technique. In other words, you will get a rice cake with thick white soup, and of course eggs and fish. Kuliner Parincahan is located at Jl. Ahmad Yani, Kandangan, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan. This warung opens from morning till dusk.
Warung Ketupat Mayang Marias
In this warung, you can enjoy ketupat with a reddish soup. Even though almost all the ingredients are the same, the only difference is that they add chili flakes to make it look beautiful and a bit spicy. However,tThe taste is more or less the same apart from the spiciness. Mayang Marias is located at Kandangan Barat, Kandangan, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan. It opens from 09.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.
The price of a portion of ketupat kandangan on this list is almost similar. Generally, They commonly range from IDR20,000 to 30,000. Commonly you can ask for an additional side dish, like another egg or fish. Either way, ketupat kandangan is a unique dish that you need to try when you are in South Kalimantan.