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.
For the people of Yogyakarta, banana weevil is no longer thrown away. Because the banana weevil proved to have economic value that can be processed into tasty and fiber-rich snack. Do not believe it?
Banana chips would have been ordinary, but what about the banana weevil chips? During the banana trees have been used ranging from bananas, banana heart, until the banana leaf. But the banana weevil themselves just ends up as waste dumped alias.
Actually chips made from banana weevil has long developed by cottage industries especially in Bantul, Yogyakarta. Even the chips have been sold in packs because it is quite preferred by consumers.
Hump that is typically used is the part that is under the ground up to root. Sections were cleared to obtain parts in white hump. Then do the cutting and soaking to remove the sap, then sliced thinly and seasoned.
But not all kinds of delicious banana weevil to make chips. Several types of banana weevil used is derived from kepok bananas, plantains, and bananas khlutuk. These chips merits texture feels crisp and not bitter. Moreover, the banana weevil believed to contain fiber that can facilitate digestion.
Chips banana weevil is offered in the form of chips is ready for consumption or in dried form only and not fried. The chips that are fried to be more like little crackers shaped with a width slightly brownish color. While that sold dried (raw) and have dark brown fried first.
Create bakpia fans or pia, bakpia from Yogyakarta was already familiar for souvenirs. Not only sweet but savory taste affordable price makes this snack a lot of fans. Currently there are pia new model offered by the Yogyakarta as souvenirs. Hmmm … like what ya pia recently?
As souvenirs bakpia known as bakpia Pathuk been known since long. It does not seem to Yogyakarta afdol if not stopped carrying bakpia Pathuk as souvenirs. Due to high demand in the region do not be surprised if Pathuk road turned into a cottage industry bakpia region. There is a branded 75, 45, 95 and other numbers ending in 5!
This traditional form of bakpia round flat dough with wet skin a little clay. The dough is made from mung bean contents are not peeled so lightly browned and a variety of other variants such as pandan content, chocolate, cheese, and others. Bakpia making this recipe and still wear the traditional way. Because little damp, bakpia is not durable.
Now if stopped by the city, there is a new kind of pia that can be bought for a souvenir. Pia are branded Phia ‘Deva’ and ‘Fia’ This is a more modern type of pia. Batter crispy skin, savory and dry. The shape is not round but rectangular flat minor. For wearing a crisp batter and spread with egg yolk plus a sprinkling of sesame attractive it looks more yellow.
Not just a different shape, but clean and beautiful packaging in cardboard boxes to make it more attractive pia. The contents are very varied. In addition to green beans, no cheese, chocolate, pineapple, strawberry, durian and others. Pia is also durable with reasonable price Rp. 9,000.00 per box.
To get this new kind pia you can drop in to the shops for souvenirs in Yogyakarta and specifically to bakpia ‘Deva’ can come to Jl. No. 18 Minomartani cork, Yogaykarta.