April 19, 2010

Bone Marrow soup

I tried this quirky food during my stay in Medan. My cousins asked whether I like bone marrow soup and I replied "Yes!" even though I had never tried one but I said that because I do like to suck the bone marrow after eating fried chicken. I thought it would be something similar.

They brought me to "Sop Sumsum Langsa" which is quite famous for its bone marrow soup. Even Bondan Winarno, an Indonesian culinary expert, recommended this place in one of his articles.

When the soup actually came, I was quite surprise to see this huge bone on my plate. The bone is from a cow's leg because the bone marrow is plenty and easier to process.


The way you eat it is by "slurping" the bone marrow using the straw.

Because it was not what I expected, it did take some time for me to get over the psychological barrier of slurping white gooey stuff out of a cow's leg. With every slurp, I couldn't stop thinking how this must be high in cholesterol! So I didn't enjoy it that much, but it was quite an experience. If you get the chance, please try it!


3 comments:

asri said...

Fiiittt..beruntung banget sempet ke situ..gw ga sempet tuh pas ke medan..ntar pasti gw cobain..gw suka banget sumsum, jd kyknya sih ga bakalan mikir panjang kyk lo, langsung slurp! hihi..

Matt said...

Love that photo of the bone with a straw in it. I'd like to try it some day.

Fitri said...

@asri: di jkt gak ada ya as? gue juga pengen coba lagi, soalnya setelah gue baca2, memang berkolesterol sih...tapi kolesterol yang baik, katanya...
@matt: yup, it is definitely worth trying!

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