Are you still curious about what kind of snacks are typical of Eastern Indonesia? For that, here are another delicious East Indonesian-style snacks that you must try. So let’s check it out guys!
6. Sago Plate
Furthermore, there is the plate sago which is a typical snack from Papua. This snack is in the form of processed sago which has a shape like a rectangular stick and the color is brownish red or porna. Initially tasteless, but recently it has begun to vary with sugar to get a sweet taste. The hallmark of this snack is its hard texture. However, local people usually enjoy it by mixing it or dipping it in water, coffee or tea to make it softer.
7. Sago Caterpillar Satay
Some of you, maybe you are familiar with this one culinary. Sago Caterpillar Satay is often referred to as the extreme culinary you can find in Papua. Usually, local people eat sago worms directly without being processed first. However, you can try those that have been processed like this sago caterpillar satay. There is a sweet and salty taste that is presented. The texture of the meat itself is hard on the outside and soft on the inside.
Even though it looks disgusting, it turns out that sago worms are a source of energy with low cholesterol levels, you know. The protein content and also some other ingredients in sago worms are very good for the body. So don’t hesitate to taste this one culinary, you are on vacation in Papua.
The next typical East Indonesian snack is Dange. Dange is a traditional food of the Bugis community which is a daily meal for the people of Palopo, Luwu and its surroundings. Dange is always provided in family events such as hospitality, weddings and so on. This one snack is similar to a pukis cake. It tastes delicious, sweet and sticky because there is a mixture of grated coconut and brown sugar.
Bobengka is a typical Manado cake that you must try when visiting Manado. This brown cake is made from glutinous rice flour, grated coconut, brown sugar, and coconut milk. The specialty of this cake is the sprinkling of walnuts on top which makes this cake even more special. Bobengka is cooked by roasting and is often enjoyed with warm coffee.
Another typical East Indonesian snack that you must try is gogos. Gogos is a typical Ambonese food which is shaped like a lemper but with shredded fish filling. The raw material for gogos is made from sticky rice which contains shredded fish, wrapped in banana leaves and then baked until cooked. Local people, like to consume gogos when it is still warm and used as friends to drink coffee or drink tea.
That’s 5 recommendations for snacks typical of Eastern Indonesia that are delicious and you must try them when visiting cities in Eastern Indonesia. May be useful!