Do you know that Indonesia has countless choices of traditional food aside the well-known nasi goreng, rendang, and opor? Indonesia is known as a heaven for culinary lovers, that’s why there are lots of traditional snacks that are also sought by many people.
There are hundred of traditional snacks, scattered from Sabang to Merauke, but these snacks are people’s all-time favorite. Lets find out below.
Serabi or Surabi as Sundanese called it, is a local specialty snack from Bandung. This snack is made from a mix of rice flour and pure coconut milk, hence the result; a soft and savory cake. Usually aside eaten plain, this dish is served with toppings like sambal oncom (spicy fermented soybean paste), coconut milk or melted brown sugar. Tasty!
For Indonesian, usually sesame seed would remind them of onde-onde. Round, sweet, chewy, and covered by sesame seeds; that’s onde-onde.
This local specialty came from Mojokerto, East Java. This snack is made from flour or glutinous rice flour and then filled with mung bean. Onde-onde can easily be found anywhere in Indonesia.
Who’s a fan of this dish? Klepon is a round shaped dish – a meatball like – which made of green colored glutinous rice flour. The green color is natural, came from pandan leaf – an ingredient commonly used in Indonesia. Inside, Klepon have melted brown sugar and then sprinkled on top of it with coconut flakes.
Aside the tasty flavor, this dish have a unique sensation when the melted brown sugar, melt in the mouth. Hmm, tasty. But be careful, if you didn’t eat this cake in a mouthful, the melted brown sugar can made a mess and even stained your cloth!