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Sunday, July 13, 2014

TRADITIONAL SNACK : OPAK

This is one of my favorite snack; Opak.
Opak is an old fashion Javanese snack.
It's made from grated fresh cassava (Manihot utilissima), kucai (garlic chives), salt, garlic and ground coriander.


There are so many variety of Opak, here.
The variation is on shape, taste, color and also the ingredients. 


All ingredients will be mixed until it become a homogeneous mixing.
Then make small balls from the mixing, after that the small balls are pressed until it become a very thin 'plate' using enamel plate.
Then the 'plate' is steamed for about 3-5 minutes.
Finally the 'plate' will be sun dried.


For sold, about ten 'Opak' will be tied using bamboo's string.
The dry 'plate' is ready to fried, sold or stored.
Do you have a special traditional snack?
Please share...

18 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I've seen Opak few months ago in one culinary show about Javanese cuisine on TV. I thought about making it but there is no fresh cassava here. Actually I have never seen any cassava in out stores.
    Croatian cuisine is very rich and we like to eat good so we have lots of different snack(mostly meaty snacks). My favorite sweet snack is "Uštipci". It's sweet doughnut like dough that is made in small balls(like golf balls or smaller) and it's deep fried. We usually dip them in jam, chocolate or in cottage cheese with cream.

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    1. Wow... your snacks sounds so yummy! Here, the meaty snacks are so rare, mostly are made from root/tuber, nuts, rice or vegetables.

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  2. Sama... saya juga suka makan Opak... Bu Endah bikin tambah lapar saja ini... baca posting Bu Endah saja bau opak goreng yang gurih sudah tercium, nelan ludah deh...

    Mari kita duniakan makanan tradisional Indonesia..!

    Bu Endah bikin Opak sendiri?

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    1. Setuju! Saya waktu SMP ikut kemah bakti di daerah penghasil opah di Wonosobo, kebetulan induk semang juga perajin opak. Disitulah pertama dan sekali saya bikin opak. Perlu proses lumayan panjang dan melelahkan. Kalau pas pulang kampung saya sering mampir pasar tradisional, beli opak mentah yang murah meriah, seikat isi 10 lembar cuma seribu rupiah tanpa nawar, nggak tega, nggak sebanding sama prosesnya.

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    2. Iya Bu. Dari ambil singkongnya, ngupas, marut, kasih bumbu, dan seterusnya. Panjang sekali malah, tapi dihargai dengan nilai yang belum sebanding. Semoga suatu saat nanti bisa dihargai dengan lebih pantas..
      Kampung Bu Endah di mana?

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    3. Ya, betul. Saya asli Wonosobo, wong gunung.

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    4. diboyong ke Banjarnegara... :)

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  3. Saya biasa buat keropok ini. Abang ipar yang berasal dari Medan yang ajar. Waktu itu sekitar pertengahan 80an. Ramuan ubi dileperkan atas tudung periuk. Sedap.

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    1. Wah buatan sendiri pasti lebih sedap ya...

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  4. Salam Endah,

    Sedap ni di makan waktu sore.

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    1. Salam Honey,
      Betul sebagai teman minum teh. Sebagai teman makan nasi pun sedap.

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  5. What a cool snack friend! I have never heard of this!! It looks light and delicious!!! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Thanks Nicole. It's a simple snack, but so tasty.
      Enjoy your day, and have a wonderful week.

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  6. Masa kecil pernah bantu org tua saya buat keropok ini.. plain one... no herbs or flavour except salt... jika sekarang disuruh bikin saya angkat tangan... sudah lupa

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    1. Betul kak Mar, perlu proses lama tapi cuma butuh waktu singkat untuk menikmatinya.

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  7. Wow, I'd like to try it and taste it, looks very appetizing.

    In Poland, nowadays we eat our traditional snacks only on special occasions like holidays. They're for example, pańska skórka - it's a sweet fudge made of marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) and sugar, or obwarzanki - they're crisp baked rolls sprinkled with salt or poppy seeds :)

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  8. Thanks Dewberry!
    Wow... sounds so delicious! I love to know so many different food from all over the world. We really love crispy-savory snacks. I've never known if poppy seed is edible. Thanks for sharing!

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