Spiced Beef Martabak


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The Nutmeg Trail

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2022

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These crunchy pastry envelopes stuffed with a juicy meat filling are one of Indonesia’s most popular street food snacks. Their origins are thought to be halfway around the earth in the Indian communities of Yemen, from where they spread with traders across the Muslim world, adapting significantly to the flavours of each port. The name is universal, a lingering linguistic clue to the shared origin, whether you are snacking in Bangkok, Brunei or Kuwait.

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