This selat solo dish is very delicious, savory, and filling, also the thick sweet sauce makes it a unique dish ever.
Easy to cook and delicious Selat Solo.

Selat Solo is a typical dish of the city of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. This Javanese cuisine is inspired by Western cuisine. This dish consists of cuts of lean beef, and several types of vegetables such as carrots, green beans, long beans, fried potatoes, lettuce, etc. Selat Solo is one of the healthiest foods. The special seasonings that make this dish delicious are sweet sauce (kecap manis) and Worcestershire sauce, as well as other spices such as shallots, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg powder. Selat Solo is a popular dish among tourists and locals. The dish is very delicious, savory, and filling, and the unique thick sauce makes it a dish that you will never find anywhere else. It's mandatory to try this Selat Solo if you are visiting or on vacation in Solo. This food is a simple dish, but the delicious taste of this dish makes this food liked by most people. The combination of rice, tender beef, and a combination of several vegetables, makes this dish healthy and filling. You can add green lettuce, tomato slices, and boiled eggs to this Selat Solo. Here's an easy-to-follow Selat Solo recipe along with steps to make it.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 60 minute(s)


  • 250g lean beef
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tbsp of sweet sauce (kecap manis)
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100 ml of water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar

Mashed Ingredients

  • 3 garlic
  • 5 shallots


  • Carrot
  • Beans
  • Fried potatoes



Blend all the mashed ingredients, then mix with the beef, and add pepper and ground nutmeg. Then marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 1 of cooking Selat Solo.

Heat the butter, add the marinated beef, and cook until half cooked.

Step 2 of cooking Selat Solo.

Add sweet sauce (kecap manis), and stir well.

Step 3 of cooking Selat Solo.

Add water, salt, and sugar. Make sure the taste is dominantly sweet and slightly salty, if it's not sweet enough, you can add more sugar.

Step 4 of cooking Selat Solo.

Serve Selat Solo with boiled carrots, boiled beans, and fried potatoes. Also can be eaten with chili sauce too.

Step 5 of cooking Selat Solo.

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