4 Indonesian Street Food Snacks are Listed on TasteAtlas’s Best Street Food Snacks

More and more Indonesian cuisine is showing its prestige in the eyes of the world. This time, four culinary delights from Indonesia are included in the Taste Atlas list of the world’s best street food or sweet snacks. They are serabi, pisang goreng (fried banana), kue ape, and kue putu.

These four Indonesian culinary delights are ranked in the top 20 of the list of the world’s best sweet snacks. Along with sweets from other countries that are no less popular such as Hotteok from South Korea, and churros from Spain.

  1. Serabi

Serabi, with 4.7 stars out of 5 is locked in the 2nd position of the best sweet snacks in the world, just below Pastel de nata. Taste Atlas calls serabi a traditional small Indonesian pancake made with rice flour and a choice of coconut milk or grated coconut. Serabi is available in sweet and savory versions, and can be adapted with wheat flour and various toppings such as sugar, banana, crushed peanuts, jackfruit and chocolate sprinkles. 

  1. Fried Banana

Fried banana stands in 7th place with 4.5 out of 5 stars. The statement in taste atlas says that fried bananas come in various versions, some with the fruit simply fried in a little oil. But more often than not, sliced bananas are coated in batter before being fried until golden. The snack is traditionally sold at roadside stalls and carts and belongs to the group of fried dishes.

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  1. Kue Ape

Next, for the third dish that got on the list is kue ape from Jakarta that came in 15th place with 4.4 out of 5 stars. TasteAtlas explains that Kue ape is prepared with a batter consisting of wheat flour, palm sugar, coconut milk and yeast. Kue ape are usually crispy on the edges, while the center remains soft. It is often flavored with pandan, which gives the pancake its distinctive green color.

  1. Kue Putu

Lastly, kue putu, which won the 20th position with 4.3 out of 5 stars. This snack is usually sold by street vendors going around town. This steamed cake is made from glutinous rice flour seasoned and colored with pandanus leaves. The mixture is traditionally steamed in a bamboo tube, while the center of the cake is filled with palm sugar. When steamed, the cake is usually sprinkled with freshly grated coconut. Kue putu are also found in Malaysia and the Philippines, and some believe that they may have been inspired by puttu, a similar snack originating from India.

Source : CNNIndonesia, Liputan6

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