Surabaya Travel Guide
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- SurabayaMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Oct 08, 2012
The only reasons I visited this city were for business and on my way to see Bromo. Surabaya is another business city that does not offer a lot of sight seeing options. Other than the food is great, I find it difficult to admire this city.
- SurabayaFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I didn't see much of Surabaya, except for shopping malls and Makro, the Indonesian Costco equivalent for economy-sized bakmi. I know it has more to offer than this, but unfortunately I didn't see it.
What makes this city worth visiting is the lontong balap, a regional dish that Surabaya is known for. It's made of lontong, which is a compressed rice cake, fried tofu, and sprouts in a sweet spicy peanut-y broth. It sounds basic, but the flavor is delicious! Sometimes it's eaten with seafood sate. There are shacks that serve this dish in any corner of the city - the grungier the better!
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