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October 27, 2012


Filed under: Food,Jakarta — scotsabroad @ 3:32 pm

We have always been intrigued by the colourful tins displaying large rice cakes outside shops in the Kampungs. Often, the tins are there for people to help themselves and they are trusted to leave the required rupiah. Deliveries are often made on bicycles fitted with portable vacuum tins. Today while out cycling in the Kampung, we came across a wonderful row of tins displaying Krupuk (grow-po).

They are not made from rice but from cassava starch ( krupuk kampung) or from noodle starch (krupuk mie). They might be fish flavoured or contain spices. You can eat them as a snack or crumble them into your meal. At 500 rupiah each they must be one of the cheapest, if not the most attractively presented, road-side snacks.



  1. My two year old LOVES These!!! I try to buy them at the supermarket, though… Just to avoid any friendly parasites to join his already parasite infested belly hahahah

    Comment by Ana Gaby — October 30, 2012 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  2. Certainly much more interesting than a bag of crisps in the UK. Forbes M

    Comment by Forbes M — November 7, 2012 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

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