Snacks can play an important role in managing your hunger and boosting your energy. And here, we offering you the traditional taste of snacks and cakes that you will never find it in other country.
‘Jajan Pasar’ – traditional Indonesian snacks and cakes. These classic market-style snacks are mostly sweet cakes known as ‘kue’, but they can also be savoury. More often steamed than baked, and therefore very different in texture, taste and appearance from Western cakes or pastries, many of these moist, colourful delicacies are made with rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar. Other ingredients might include cassava, tapioca, sago flour, eggs or mashed sweet potato. Green pandan leaves and red hibiscus flower petals are used for natural colouring; flavours might include vanilla, durian and chocolate, and fillings may comprise beans, cheese and banana, or even meat and carrots. A famous jajan pasar specialty is the ‘kue lapis legit’, also known as ‘kue lapis Batavia’ or ‘spekkoek’ (layer cake), which is a rich kue consisting of thin alternating layers made of butter, eggs, and sugar, piled on top of each other. Each layer is laid down and then grilled separately, making the creation of this cake an extremely labour intensive and time-consuming process.