Thursday, July 7, 2011
Different kinds of salted fish sold at Ciroyom traditional market.
Salted fish (Indonesian: ikan asin, Sundanese: lauk asin) is a popular side dish in Bandung and among Sundanese people. It is usually eaten with different kinds of sambal (chilli-based sauce) and lalap (raw vegetable salad). Together with steamy rice, they are popular daily staples among Sundanese people.
Because Bandung is not located near the sea, most of the salted fish in this city is imported from the coastal areas on Java island. Some are even imported from Sumatra and other coastal areas in Indonesia.