Spiced Grilled Fish

Ikan Bakar Danau Maninjau

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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Wherever you go in Indonesia, especially on the tourist routes, you will find ikan bakar, and each region will claim that its ikan bakar is the best. I had this freshwater fish grilled over charcoal in a small restaurant by Lake Maninjau. It was a beautiful spot, on the edge of the lake where people could safely swim. There were several small dugout perahu, each with a single fisherman fishing with a net for pensi, which are small cockles. The fish for the ikan bakar was a gurami, not from