An East Java Beef Dish in a Black Sauce


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    as a lunch
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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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Like gule, rawon is halfway between a meat dish and a soup – so do not thicken the sauce. Unlike gule, rawon does not have a warm golden colour but is very nearly black, as if the sauce had been made with Bovril. This colour comes from the kluwek nuts which are a small but important part of the dish. At the time of writing, this nut is not yet obtainable in Britain, but dried kluwek can be bought in Holland. They usually