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Dayok na binatur (Holat): Simalungun Traditional Food

  • Ramlan Damanik Facutly of Humanities, University of Sumatera Utara
  • Warisman Sinaga Facutly of Humanities, University of Sumatera Utara
Issue       Vol 3 No 4 (2020): Talenta Conference Series: Local Wisdom, Social, and Arts (LWSA)
Section       Articles
Keywords: traditional food dayok na binatur Simalungun
Published 2020-12-04


Traditional food as regional specialties is one of the cultural elements of various regions in Indonesia. That traditional foods are very closely related to manners, and it indicates that these foods are very unique to each region. Indonesia, which consists of several thousand islands and various ethnic groups, inhabit the area from Sabang to Merauke. The Simalungun ethnic group is one of the tribes in Indonesia who inhabit the area in North Sumatra Province, Simalungun Regency. The Simalungun ethnic group has a traditional food called dayok na binatur  which is a type of food made from set of roasted chicken and mixed with various kinds of recipes and one of them is sikkam wood. Dayok na binatur is also used as traditional food, and also as a tradition food, it was handed over when there are joys and sorrows. Chicken used as a traditional food it because the symbolizes of the chicken is regularity.