Step aside Ramly burger, Taco Dendeng is the new rising food star at pasar malams

It looks sedap.

Zhangxin Zheng | March 01, 2017, 09:59 AM

For the longest time, the Ramly burger has been the essential pasar malam (night market) food. But it seems like it is now facing some stiff competition.

To fully know what is challenging the Ramly burger's supremacy, you have to know these:

What is Dendeng?

Dendeng is an Indonesian delicacy of thinly sliced grilled meat marinated with sugar and spices. It is like bak kwa or jerky, except that the meat used is either chicken or beef.


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What is Taco?

Taco is a traditional Mexican dish of tortilla and various fillings.


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Taco Dendeng

Together, dendeng and taco make a great idea of a fusion dish - Taco Dendeng. It is a taco shell filled with a piece of dendeng, some cabbage and home-made salsa.

Created and sold by Dendeng Duo at pasar malams, Taco Dendeng combines the best of taco and dendeng.

This is what it looks like:

Photo from Dendeng Duo Facebook Photo from Dendeng Duo Facebook

The brainchild of Nur Azhar Sulaiman, 32, and Qaliff Rahim, 28, the co-founders of Dendeng Duo, Taco Dendeng can also be customised with an eclectic range of sauces, such as nacho cheese, wasabi mayo, spicy garlic aioli, and even salted egg yolk.

Here's how the dish is prepared:

People are loving it.

It seems that this innovative new addition to pasar malam fare has really spiced up the scene and challenged the old Ramly burger order.

Just look at these.

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I finally got this! Got this taco dendeng with generous cheese filling~ Been bugging lolok to get this for me since 2 weeks ago (i think 😂). I love it how its just nice and super sedap giler. It was a perfect bite size and affordable pricing, their burgers are delicious as well. It comes with 2pcs but mcm tk cukup gitu. Lols~ Next time in future we hope you'll be in the east side, hahaa! 😂 insyaAllah. #tacodendengduo #tacodendeng

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worth the wait, sweat, heat and everlasting long queue.. #food #foodhunting #foodporn #makan #tacodendeng #taco #dendeng #jangantaklantak #makansampaipengsan #perotkenyanghatisenang #dietstartstomorrow

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Bagus lah, Dendeng Duo!

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