Snacks that one is said to be one of the Banten savouries are sold as souvenirs. It feels crisp, sweet, slightly sticky because it is made of sticky rice mixed with sugar water. Want to taste it?
Banten and Jakarta distance is not so far away. But not many know that this small town also keep some snacks that shake up the tongue. One of the snacks are pretty popular Bantam either be enjoyed as a snack or a souvenir is gipang cake.
Arguably the ingredients for the cake gipang very simple. The main ingredient is glutinous rice to make white or red sticky rice. Once steamed, then cooled and washed glutinous water and then dried in the sun to dry too sticky. Well, then fried and then mixed with sugar water so typical slightly sticky texture when eaten.
Gipang that is so thin and cut into pieces. If the first gipang not have a flavor variation, gipang now made in a variety of flavors such as pandan flavor and brown sugar. Some are smeared with peanut butter on it to impart a delicious savory-savory.
Gipang now arguably the confectionary that is quite rare, not many sellers these snacks outside the city of Serang. Even in Punjab alone gipang only made in cottage industries in the villages. Though this snack has a huge potential, because it feels good addition gipang price is very affordable.
His name is unique. Having eaten maybe you will be confused, this tomato or dates? Yes processed tomato and sweet sour bite is guaranteed addictive. The color is very similar to the exact date but it was tomatoes. LHA how come? See the info below?
While in the area Bandungan, I had stopped in Semarang Bandungan market. I accidentally found ‘Torakur’ which had become the talk of some time ago. Torakur which means ‘Tomato Taste Dates’ This is one of the specialties Kopeng, Central Java.
Like dates of Arab Torakur pretty packed in cardboard boxes and neatly laid out. Applying glue tomatoes that long-term to make it look like a date. Initially preserves udaha process was spearheaded by a mother in the Banyumas area in 1998 to deal with an expensive price palm while tomatoes are very abundant.
It looks almost identical, only the flesh of the fruit of the date palm is thicker and does not have seeds torakur. So it’s even more delicious and when eaten. To make it not too difficult because of the cottage industry are scattered in almost all areas of Central Java.
The first ripe tomato, seeds removed and washed. The tomatoes will be one torakur. After the water soaked chunks of tomato that goal whiting makes tomatoes so chewy texture and not easily destroyed during cooking. Once this is then cooked in sugar water until the sugar becomes thick brown and red-brown color change tomatpun like dates.
The next process torakur dijemus in the sun to dry. Afterwards, packed in cardboard and wrapped in plastic. Although not wearing a mixture of dates, taste exactly like dates torakur legit. No wonder the fasting month, torakur highly sought after for iftar meals.
Torakur now been sold to major cities in Sumatra and Sulawesi, and even this growing cottage industry to various regions in Central Java. One small box sells for Rp. USD 10,000.00 and a large box. 20,000.00. Prices are affordable and taste like dates make torakur so popular. If you want to taste this torakur can buy in the gift shop in the area of Central Java.