Indonesian Traditional Snacks

Indonesia memiliki aneka jajanan tradisional yang murah meriah, banyak macamnya dan tentunya punya rasa khas masing-masing.
Indonesia has a wide variety of traditional snacks. The price is very cheap and each of them has a very typical taste.

Jaje Merungkung
Ini kue khas dari kota Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Oleh-oleh dari teman dekat Om-ku, yang habis mudik ke Mataram. Terbuat dari tepung beras, santan dan gula kelapa. Agak keras dan sangat manis. Jadi, gigi yang kurang sehat mungkin kurang bisa menikmatinya.
This is a traditional snack from Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia. It was given by a close friend of my uncle who was going back home to Mataram for Eid holiday. This snack is made of white rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar. It’s a bit hard to bite and a bit too sweet. I don’t think those with unhealthy teeth could enjoy it.


Kue Ku
Warna merah dan bentuknya yang seperti cangkang kura-kura memang menarik. Terbuat dari tepung beras ketan dan di dalamnya berisi kacang hijau tanpa kulit. Ada juga yang isinya parutan kelapa yang dimasak dengan gula merah, tapi seingatku, yang seperti itu punya sebutan lain, bukan kue ku.
Its red colour and its similar shape to a turtle’s home are very attractive. Made of glutinous rice flour and filled with sweetened skinless-mung bean. Sometimes we find the ones with palm sugar-sweetened grated coconut filling. But I think they have another name, not Kue Ku.

Kue Lumpur
Terbuat dari tepung terigu dan kentang. Biasanya, di atasnya ada kismis, tapi yang kudapatkan di pasar dekat rumah bertabur parutan kelapa, dan aku merasakan sedikit aroma nangka.
Literally means mud cake. Made of wheat flour and potato. Usually, they topped with sprinkles of raisins. But this one is sprinkle with coconut, and I feel a hint of jackfruit.

Bika Ambon
Kue khas Medan, Sumatera Utara. Dan selalu jadi perdebatan karena namanya sangat tidak nyambung.
This is the typical cake from Medan, North Sumatera. But actually, Ambon is a name of a city in Maluku, which located very far away from Medan.

Serabi Solo
Makanan khas Surakarta, Jawa Tengah. Terbuat dari tepung beras dan santan, dengan taburan coklat, potongan nangka, parutan keju, atau ada juga yang polos.
This is a typical snack from Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Made of white rice flour and coconut milk, topped with chocolate, grated cheese or jackfruit slices.

Lupis Campur
Kudapan tradisional khas Yogyakarta yang terdiri dari beberapa jenis isi. Lupis, yang terbuat dari beras ketan. Cenil, yang terbuat dari tepung kanji. Dan beras ketan kukus. Kemudian ditaburi parutan kelapa serta disiram gula merah cair.
This is one of a rare traditional snack from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Consists of several types of cake. Lupis, made of glutinuous white rice. Cenil, made of tapioca flour. And steamed glutinuous white rice. Enjoyed with sprinkles of grated coconut and drizzles of palm sugar syrup.

Onde-onde
Bola-bola yang terbuat dari tepung beras ketan berisi bola-bola kacang hijau, dengan wijen di bagian luarnya.
Balls made of glutinuous white rice flour, with steamed mung bean ball filling and white sesame seeds on its surface.

Pisang Aroma
Pisang dan coklat yang dibungkus kulit lumpia, lalu digoreng. Renyah dan manis.
It’s a banana and chocolate rolled with spring roll skin, then deep fried. Crispy and sweet.

Itu baru sebagian kecil dari kudapan tradisional Indonesia. Kudapan-kudapan tradisional tersebut biasanya dijual dengan harga yang sangat murah. Padahal, proses pembuatannya tidak selalu mudah.
That was just a little part of Indonesian traditional snacks. Mostly, they’re sold very cheap, but actually the cooking process was not very easy. That’s why I’m proud to be Indonesian!

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4 thoughts on “Indonesian Traditional Snacks”

  1. Kue ku is a part of Peranakan/Nonya cakes. I have the mould and haven’t tried it to make one here🙂

    I sometimes bought pisang aroma at Pinoy’s markets here where they call it “Turon”

    Thou, I live in Winnipeg, I still can enjoy pisang aroma and onde-onde without making them :)) I usually buy onde-onde at Asian stores and made by either Vietnamese or Chinese.

    1. Tried once to make Kue Ku and totally failed. Felt like trying to bite a Crocs, hahaha!

      Lucky you to find pisang aroma and onde-onde there. I’ll post other traditional snacks soon.

  2. aku suka lupis, kue lumpur, ma serabinya🙂 aku bs bikin pisang aroma, pernah aku bikin diisi keju potongan bukan pisang, hasilnya enak gurih😀

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