This is one of unusual food color, but popular as traditional food color, especially in Central Java.
Maybe this color is not appetizing, but the taste is very delicious.
We have ciwel, jenang saren, and dawet ireng.
Ciwel is made from cassava.
The grey color agent is made from oman (rice straws) or merang (rice shell).
The rice straw is burned, then diluted in water and strain.
Wait for about 15 minutes.
We only use the clear water and throw the sediment.
So we get the deep grey color agent.
In other place, people use burned dry banana leaves for the dye.
The taste is so delicious.
|Dawet ireng (wikipedia)|
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