Unique and Tasty Snack from Bali

Hello traveler! Hope you have a wonderful day. Today I would like to talk about one of cuisine from Bali. Before that let me tell a little bit about Bali Island. Bali has so many unique and interesting things, beautiful panorama of the nature and the unique culture and tradition. Not only for the beauty of nature such as the beaches, mountains, lakes, and many other. Bali also has many typical foods which has a good taste too. Many tourists have not explored yet about Balinese typical foods. Well, here is it!

Bali has so many typical foods and beverage, and also typical snack that never end to be tasted. There are various unique cuisines in each region in Bali. One of typical food which has a delicious taste is Jaje Cerorot. Jaje in Balinese language mean snack. This snack is one of traditional food in Bali Island and has a unique shape.  The step to make this cake is quite easy, started from making its cover with coconut leaves that twisted until shape like a cone or trumpet. The ingredients to make this cake are rice flour, brown sugar, and coconut milk.

The making process of Cerorot started with mix the rice flour, brown sugar, and coconut milk into one crock, then stir until it blends with other three ingredients. Put the dough that has been mixed into shaping equipment. The next process is steaming. Put the Cerorot that already inside the shaping equipment into a pan. Fill the pan with water and put the shaping equipment of Cerorot on the perforated placemat into a pan, because the fumes of boiling water make Cerorot become well done.  Some people in Bali still use a hearth that made from clay. By using dry firewood’s and cooking time of 30 minutes, Cerorot will get well cooked.

Most interesting side of Cerorot is the way to eat that. It is different and unique rather than other snacks. Take one piece of Cerorot, put it between both hands like clapping position, and then squeeze it. Cerorot will slowly appear to the surface while the cover will narrow down, so it will not scattered.

Cerorot usually served at the wedding party in Bali, as a symbol of the groom because it has a brown color and its shape that narrowed down. As the times development, Cerorot now can be found at traditional market even has been exist at mall and other modern cake shop. Well, if you want to taste the Jaje Cerorot just come to Bali and get it! Happy holiday to you all!


5 thoughts on “Unique and Tasty Snack from Bali

  1. It’s always fascinating to see what other cultures eat. I tried some fermented rice wrapped in leaves which a wonderful Indonesian student made for me. They were ….. interesting, but they were fun to try!
    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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