Tau suan is a dessert that made from peeled mung bean, that’s why it is yellow. The process to make this dish is not so hard but the result will be comforting your mouth. This dessert is served with some crunchy topping. The topping used deep-fried bread makes this dessert even more delicious.

Cheap yet Appetizing

Most of the seller will sell tau suan in the morning and afternoon but you can also make it at home, I will post the recipe for this in the next post. Commonly tau suan sold by Chinese. This dish is cheap yet can make you fill full. Some people have it in the morning as their breakfast some people also have it as their dessert in the afternoon before dinner. There is no restriction whenever you want it, you have it. In West Kalimantan, Indonesia most of the seller will sell it around IDR 6000 – IDR 12.000 (around $0,60 – $1). It will again depend on your taste bud and your budget.

Full Portion just for you

Tu suan is so gooey and thick, I prefer to eat it while it’s warm and eating this in the morning as breakfast make me full until I get my lunch. I think that’s because of the sweetness and the mung bean that basically good for people who wanna lose some weight. I used to buy tau suan in jl. Gajah mada, Pontianak. The seller is so humble and when you ask him to give more topping he will give you as much as you want. I used to add the topping tho. In the morning people buy this after they have their workout or after riding their bicycle.

When it comes to food there’s nothing wrong to eat it whenever you want just remember about the portion, everything has to be in moderation.

 

So are you hungry now? Go get some tau suan, the comfort sweet gooey dessert for your hungry stomach.

Indonesia is a country with diversity. There are more than 1000 kind of tribes live in Indonesia and because of that Indonesia has a lot of different kind of food and snack. In this post I share you one of the snack from Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia. Sumedang Tofu the crispy outside yet soft inside. It is best to eat when its hot.

Sumedang tofu, or Indonesian used to call it by “tahu sumedang” is not as regular tofu you eat that dense and firm, this kind of tofu has half empty or sometime all empty inside. This kind of tofu for some Indonesian called by “pong” means empty inside. Even though the tofu is not as dense as regular one but the taste of it can be creamier than the regular one. I don’t know how do they make it.

As you can see the inside of this tofu is not as dense as regular tofu and that makes it even juicier. Sumedang tofu has savory taste, it makes us want to eat more and more till we forget how much we ate. Some people like to eat it with rice cake or we call it by lontong, some people like to eat just as it is, some people also like to chew a chili while eating the Sumedang tofu, all depend on your taste.

Don’t worry about the price, you can eat it until you full without making your wallet dry. Some seller will sell it as 1 tofu for idr 1000 (around $0.10) and some seller sell it as 1 portion. The price might be varied depend on the seller. These days Sumedang tofu is not only in Sumedang, you can also find it in other places like Kalimantan, Jakarta etc. Most of the seller are from Sumedang, West Java.

Sumedang tofu is deep-fried snack, so you have to know it is not as healthy as avocado. After all, make sure you don’t eat it too much because everything should be in moderation but if you eat too much just consider it as a cheating day.

So do you get tempted to try it?

Who doesn’t love traveling? Who doesn’t wanna see the best view in the world? Everyone must be having their own desire-place to go someday, so do I. I am Indonesian, as an Indonesian I wanna discover more about my country’s treasure. The country with the 3rd most population in the world but the nature will never be disappointed. There is a quote which said “you place a wooden stick on the ground then it will be a tree” that is how rich the nature in Indonesia. So here are top 5 places in Indonesia that I want to visit someday, hopefully I can make it as soon as possible.

1.Raja Ampat Island

“The Raja Ampat Islands are an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua. Comprising hundreds of jungle-covered islands, Raja Ampat is known for its beaches and coral reefs rich with marine life. Ancient rock paintings and caves are on Misool Island, while the crimson bird of paradise lives on Waigeo Island. Batanta and Salawati are the archipelago’s other main islands.” -Google destination.

Photo by: Panoramio

2. Komodo National Park

Do you know this big creature? Komodo is the biggest lizard in the world. It is one of ancients animal that still living until now. And it is one of the wonders of the world. In Indonesia we have them in one Island which we call as Komodo National Park. I want to see this heritage animal in real not just in the national geographic picture.

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3. Bunaken

Bunaken is an island which located in Manado, Indonesia. I want to go here because of the clarity of the sea where you can see through. Oh my.. There will be ton of beautiful creature we can see by only our bare eyes. What a wonderful place to visit.

Photo by: Siladen

4. Sabang

Sabang is the westernmost island in Indonesia. Sabang also as a gate to enter Indonesia. Since I was a kid until now there is a song I always hear about this Island which is “dari sabang sampai meraoke…….” it means from sabang until meraoke. These are the westernmost and the easternmost island in Indonesia. I want to visit the westernmost first as I don’t have any idea what will be there, but I am carious to find out the beautiful view out there.

Photo by: Taufan Wijaya

5. Mount Bromo

I was born in Pontianak, Indonesia. In Pontianak there is no volcano mountain, just several hills that I used to go for camping. I always dream to go Bromo as it is the most frequent mountain tour that people always talking about. Some people now say that this mountain is not save anymore but some say it is still save and you can have tour. The thing is this mountain is pack of beautiful view which can make your eyes refresh from the traffic on the road.

Photo by: bemytravelmuse

While I am writing this post my eager to travel these places are increased you guys. Here are my top 5 places in Indonesia that I want to visit someday,but actually I have more list about places in Indonesia that I wanna visit. So how about you guys? have you make a list for next summer? Have fun discover new places.