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Es Pisang Ijo: Exploring the Refreshing Flavors of Makassar

Friday, 16 February 2024 - 01:02
Es Pisang Ijo: Exploring the Refreshing Flavors of Makassar The beautiful array of colors of Es Pisang Ijo Makassar. (Photo: Kreasi Sasa)

TIMES JAZIRAH, JAKARTA – Makassar, the cultural and culinary heartbeat of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, invites food enthusiasts on a tantalizing journey with a local delicacy.  The cuisine that embodies both tradition and creativity, it is Es Pisang Ijo.

Beyond being a mere refreshment, Es Pisang Ijo is a culinary masterpiece that encapsulates the rich flavors and cultural heritage of this vibrant region.

Originating from the bustling streets of Makassar, Es Pisang Ijo has emerged as a symbol of the city's culinary prowess. Its roots delve deep into the local traditions of South Sulawesi, where the art of crafting flavorful dishes is as much a part of daily life as it is a source of pride for the community.

This green-hued treat has become a beloved icon, not just in Makassar but across Indonesia. "I was so surprised to find Es Pisang Ijo in Malang, I thought I would never never eat it again for the restof my life, but now I'm so happy," Ramadhan said after finding a small warung in Malang which put Es PIsang Ijo on their menu (15/2/2024). 

A Symphony of Ingredients and Craftsmanship

At the heart of Es Pisang Ijo lies a carefully selected ensemble of ingredients, each playing a crucial role in creating the perfect harmony of taste and texture. From the choice of green bananas to the coated in a delicate blend of green glutinous rice flour and pandan-infused water.

Not to mention the finishing touch of coconut milk. Every element contributes to the symphony of flavors that make Es Pisang Ijo an unparalleled culinary experience.

The process of creating Es Pisang Ijo is a meticulous art that involves precision and dedication. The bananas are thinly sliced and enveloped in the vibrant green flour mixture, creating an aesthetic appeal that captivates the eyes.

The banana parcels are then steamed to perfection, infusing the dessert with a delightful combination of sweetness and natural richness.

A Culinary Heritage to Cherish

Es Pisang Ijo is more than just a dessert; it is a representation of Makassar's culinary heritage, a heritage that locals hold dear and are eager to share. As this delightful treat gains popularity beyond the city's borders, it serves as a delicious ambassador of South Sulawesi's unique culinary identity.

Embark on a culinary adventure as we explore the nuances of Es Pisang Ijo, unraveling the layers of tradition and innovation that make it a must-try delicacy for anyone seeking the true flavors of Makassar.

Join us in savoring the refreshing essence of Es Pisang Ijo, a cultural gem that continues to captivate taste buds and preserve the rich culinary tapestry of South Sulawesi.

Writer : Khodijah Siti
Editor : Khodijah Siti

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