spelled Macassar) is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi,
Indonesia. It is the largest city on Sulawesi Island in terms of
population, and the fifth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta,
Surabaya, Bandung, and Medan.
From 1971 to 1999, the
city was named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the
city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The city
is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi,
facing the Makassar Strait.
Makassar has several
famous traditional foods. The most famous is Coto Makassar. It is
a stew made from the mixture of nuts, spices, and selected offal
which may include beef brain, tongue and intestine. Konro rib dish
is also a popular traditional food in Makassar. Both Coto Makassar
and Konro are usually eaten with Burasa or Ketupat, a glutinous