3. Nasi Jamblang = this is probably the most famous food in Cirebon. It is rice cooked in teak tree leaves served with various side dishes of your choice. There are many to choose from,fried tofu and tempe (fermented soybean cake), ommelette, mussels and mussel sate, perkedel (like a croquette), potato sate, chicken liver and gizzard, beef (meat, kidneys, innards) boiled egg, tofu, squid, prawn and more. The sauces have a unique flavour, I heard they use a special spice or herb that’s endemic to this area but haven’t been able to confirm that.
There are many of these around Cirebon. Most tourists (local and foreign) tend to try the ones near Grage Shopping mall which are expensive (Mang Dul shop seems most popular near the mall but not expensive). I would just recommend going to any that are busy with locals and then you know you’re getting the real deal.
4. Nasi Lengko = this is a great dish for vegetarians and peanut sauce lovers. Basically it is a mix of rice, bean sprouts, cucumber, tofu and tempe (fermented soya bean cake), spring onions, soy sauce and peanut sauce. Again this can be found all over Cirebon and is usually very cheap.
5. Nasi Kuning
= I’m not sure if this is really traditional Cirebon food but it can be found all over Cirebon and I have yet to find it in Jakarta. So maybe Cirebon, maybe not (if anyone can correct me on that please do). Anyway, basically its yellow rice (rice cooked with turmeric and coconut milk) served with different variations depending on the seller. Great for breakfast or supper, you really should try this if you're in Cirebon.