Saksang or Sa-sang
A plate of Saksang served in Lapo Batak restaurant.
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Batak
Created by Batak Toba
Main ingredients Minced pork or dog meat[1] stewed in blood,[2]
Variations Tango-tango
Cookbook: Saksang or Sa-sang  Media: Saksang or Sa-sang

Saksang or Sa-sang is a savory, spicy dish from the Bataks of Indonesia.[3] It is made from minced pork or dog meat[1] (or more rarely, water buffalo meat) stewed in its blood,[2] coconut milk and spices; including kaffir lime and bay leaves, coriander, shallot, garlic, chili pepper and Thai pepper, lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and andaliman (the fruit of a native shrub similar to Sichuan pepper).[1]

Although saksang is widely consumed and familiar within Batak tribes traditions, it is more often associated with Batak Toba.[4] Saksang has special significance to the Bataks, as it is an obligatory dish in Batak marriage celebrations.[5] Saksang, together with panggang, arsik and daun ubi tumbuk, are the essential dishes in Batak cuisine, and popularly offered in Lapo, a Batak traditional bar and restaurant.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Food they crave". The Jakarta Post. April 4, 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Food".
  3. "Sa-sang or Saksang". October 12, 2010. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.
  4. "Resep Sangsang atau Saksang Babi khas Batak - traditional pork dish". TobaTabo.
  5. Ryan Ver Berkmoes (2010). Indonesia. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74104-830-8.

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