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Craving for Indonesian Snacks…..

I was talking to my cousin about my up coming trip to Indonesia and when she asked “so what do you want to eat” I said “I will have a list ready for you!” On that list will of course be some Indonesian snacks! I can never really get proper Indonesian snacks unless I either go to Indonesia or someone I know can make them.  Every time I go back to Indonesia, I leave with extra baggage around the waist. Sometimes, I am utterly disgusted at how much I can eat… well, not really but those around me! I don’t go back home to Indonesia very often, maybe once a year at most, so when I am there, I indulge. I never go to Indonesia without creating a list, especially if I am there for a short period of time. I have to eat everything on that list, and believe it or not, I DO! Thanks to my beloved cousins, aunties and uncles. They will ensure I will eat everything.

So, last time I was back in Indonesia, which was just last year, I had the following snacks…

Sepiku – 3 layered of rich, sweet, delicious, creamy cake. You can never eat a huge chunk of this cake, it can get rather sickly, but my gosh… this is seriously satisfying! My mother tried making this cake, and she has almost perfected it. I kind of regret knowing what was in the cake… can you believe that it contains 10 eggs per layer… which means 30 eggs for the whole cake??! Ya… no joke… 30 eggs! It has two flavours, the top and bottom layer, vanilla and the middle, chocolate. You can get with fruits, sultanas, but I prefer the plain sepiku.

Bubur ketan item – black glutinous rice with coconut. Deliciously rich, once you take a bite you can’t stop.

Pastel tutup – deep fried with vegetables and vermicelli. Fantastic with chili and I am not talking about chili sauce, fresh chili!

Onde onde – there are many different types of onde onde, but my favourite are these – with red bean paste. It has to be fresh though – its crunchy on the outside, soft and incredibly sweet. *sigh* craving for these now!

Croquette – potato croquette – made of potato and minced chicken. A popular snack amongst the Indonesians.

Lumpiah basah – wet spring roll without frying, which consists of bean sprouts, carrots, shrimps (and or chicken) served with sweet tauco (salted soybeans) sauce. Again fantastic!

Putu malang – which consists of rice flour with water and coconut milk, steamed, usually with the addition of juice from the pandan leaf as flavouring. Eaten fresh, these are delicious. I never leave Indonesia without eating these, but I only like the ones from Malang!

Lupis – sweet cake made of glutinous rice served with shredded coconut and thick palm sugar syrup. Deliciously rich!

Martabak manis (terang bulan) which is basically thick pancakes with either cheese, chocolate, and / or crushed peanuts. I love my terang bulan with all!  You can get savoury martabak but that’s not as good as martabak manis!

Angsle, a hot soupy dessert of sago pearls, pre-cooked glutinous rice and mung beans, putu mayang (brightly coloured, noodle shaped flour cakes), fried peanuts, all drowned in hot, sweet coconut milk. A must try if you haven’t, but I do love this after dinner, or supper before going to bed!

Ronde, a hot Javanese dessert which consists of glutinous rice balls stuffed with peanut paste, floating in hot ginger and sugar soup. I am not a big fan of ginger, so I don’t enjoy this as much, but I will eat the rice balls on its own without the soup.

Other Indonesian snacks are below… yes we bought one of each and ate all of it!!!!

However, it’s not just about the food, the drinks are also fantastic!

One of my ultimate favourite drinks is juice alpokat, which is avocado juice – yes, it does exist. Avacado juice with chocolate – thick, creamy, and sweet… SO SO SO GOOD!

You can get different varieties of avocado juice, you can have it with durian – avocado / durian juice which is just heavenly!

Then there is es koproy – which contains coconut – not a favourite of mine but definitely a favourite amongst the Indonesian.

Es Teler, another favourite of mine, which consists of coconut, jack fruit, avocado, mix with condensed milk, sugar and syrup. It’s a refreshing drink on a hot summer day!

Last but not least – durian with durian icecream (read post here). *droooll*

The above snacks were consumed within 9 days. Yes, I am disgusted with myself but seriously, I can’t not go to Indonesia and not eat the above snacks. It wouldn’t be right, my trip would not be complete! I am certainly looking forward to going back there in a few  months!

Now, don’t even get me started on Indonesian food… will definitely have to post some of the food I’ve eaten in Indonesia! Real authentic Indonesian food.

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  1. April 27, 2010 at 1:48 am

    WAHHHHHH…pagi pagi bikin ngilerrrrr

    • April 27, 2010 at 1:49 am

      sorry! gara2 saudara ku sih kemarin tlp trus aku jadi bikin list makanan! lol

  2. Jen
    April 27, 2010 at 3:37 am

    OMG, you make me want to book a trip to Indonesia immediately! So much deliciousness to discover!

  3. Mel
    April 27, 2010 at 4:22 am

    where’s the emping manis? and the kue lapis? or pisang goreng? aiya…now i’m making myself hungry…

    • April 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

      it will part 2! hmhmhm i am hoping mum will make some pisang goreng when i go back!

  4. April 30, 2010 at 7:40 am

    lol amazing stuff man.

  5. April 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hi there iam from Indonesia, your snack list make me hunggry 😦 good review, all is my favourite Indo snack..

  6. alicia
    March 31, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Its Es Kopyor darl, not es koproy 🙂

  7. January 18, 2014 at 3:23 am

    wooow, it;s all delicious snack in indonesia

    i like all

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