Sweet sour the Torakur

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.

Ministry of Industry: Industrial Area Outside Java Push Equity

Secretary of the Directorate General for Development zoning Budhi Setyanto Industry Ministry said construction of an industrial area outside Java is important to encourage the growth of the industrial sector of national equity.
“There is no other way to encourage the spread of the industry outside of Java, in addition to developing industrial areas outside Java,” said Budhi Setyanto in a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Indonesia, in Jakarta on Wednesday.
He said so far the industrial area on the island of Java is the largest that as many as 55 pieces, 16 pieces while in Sumatra, Sulawesi two, and Kalimantan only one industrial area.
The director this resulted in inequality between the industrial development in Java and outside Java.
“Whereas in the Greater Jakarta area less competitive, so it is necessary the development of regions outside Java,” he said.
He describes the challenges of developing industrial areas outside Java, are also constrained to limited land and limited carrying capacity as water. While outside Java development challenges that inadequate infrastructure, lack of human resources capability, not all districts / cities have good spatial planning, as well as the lack of interest of private investment outside Java.
“Special stimulate the development of industrial areas outside Java, like it or not the government should intervene directly, because to date none of the private sector who want to build an industrial area outside Java,” he said.