Bakwan is an Indonesian fried meal consisting of vegetables and batter. Bakwan usually refer to vegetable fritter snack, commonly sold by gorengan (Indonesian fritter) traveling street vendors. The ingredients is vegetables; usually beansprouts, shredded cabbages and carrots, battered and deep fried in cooking oil. In West Java bakwan is called as 'bala-bala'. It is similar to Japanese yasai tenpura (vegetable tempura).