Cara Bikin Seblak – Kawan Mastah, Let’s Cook Together

Hello Kawan Mastah, have you ever tried seblak before? Seblak is a popular Indonesian street food that originated from Bandung, West Java. It’s a spicy and savory dish that’s perfect for cold weather or just as a snack. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps of making seblak from scratch. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced cook, we’ll keep it simple and easy to follow.


Before we start cooking, let’s gather all the ingredients we need. These are the ingredients for a basic seblak:

Dried instant noodles
1 pack
500 ml
Fried shallots
1 tablespoon
50 grams, sliced
50 grams, julienned
Fried tofu
50 grams, diced
Meatballs/chicken nuggets
5 pieces
Tomato sauce/sambal
1 tablespoon
1 piece, sliced
Water spinach/kangkung
50 grams, sliced
Seasonings (salt, sugar, chicken powder)
To taste

Now that we have everything we need, let’s get cooking!

Step 1: Boil the Noodles

First, we need to boil the dried instant noodles in 500 ml of water. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the cooking time. It usually takes around 3 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Vegetables and Toppings

While the noodles are cooking, we can prepare the vegetables and toppings. Slice the cabbage, julienne the carrots, and dice the fried tofu. Set them aside. You can also prepare the meatballs or chicken nuggets if you haven’t already.

Step 3: Cook the Vegetables and Toppings

In a pan, heat up a tablespoon of oil and fry the fried shallots until they’re fragrant. Add the sliced cabbage, julienned carrots, and diced fried tofu. Stir-fry for a few minutes until they’re cooked through. Add the meatballs or chicken nuggets and stir-fry for another minute.

Step 4: Add the Seasonings

Now it’s time to add the seasonings. Add salt, sugar, and chicken powder to taste. You can adjust the amount of seasonings to your liking. Add a tablespoon of tomato sauce or sambal for extra spiciness.

Step 5: Add the Noodles

Add the boiled noodles to the pan and stir-fry everything together. Make sure the noodles are coated with the seasonings and vegetables. Add a bit of water if it’s too dry.

Step 6: Add the Water Spinach and Serve

Lastly, add the sliced water spinach or kangkung to the pan and stir-fry for a few more seconds until they’re cooked through. Serve the seblak hot with a slice of lime on the side.


What if I don’t have all the ingredients?

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients listed above. Seblak is a versatile dish that you can customize based on what you have in your fridge. You can use any combination of vegetables and toppings that you like. Some popular options are corn, mushrooms, and diced chicken.

How do I make the seblak less spicy?

If you’re not a fan of spicy food, you can skip the sambal or reduce the amount of chili used. You can also add more sugar to balance out the spiciness.

Can I use fresh noodles instead of instant noodles?

Yes, you can use fresh noodles if you prefer. Just make sure to boil them separately before adding them to the pan.

Can I make a vegetarian version of seblak?

Yes, you can make a vegetarian version by omitting the meatballs or chicken nuggets and using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

How long does it take to make seblak?

The cooking time for seblak varies depending on how many ingredients you use and how fast you can chop and stir-fry. On average, it takes around 20-30 minutes to make a batch of seblak.

That’s it, Kawan Mastah! Now you know how to make seblak. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different ingredients and seasonings to make it your own. Happy cooking!

Cara Bikin Seblak – Kawan Mastah, Let’s Cook Together