Jaje Lempog, a Cheap Dish with Rich Taste

Jaje Lempog, a Cheap Dish with Rich Taste

Have you ever try Lempog? It is one of Balinese traditional food is reraly found in the stores and supermaket. Lempog is usually being sold in thetraditional market or small stores in the village. It is understandable because it is not an exclusive dish, lempog is usualy being enjoyed by the farmers. Lempog is a

Have you ever try Lempog? It is one of Balinese traditional food is reraly found in the stores and supermaket. Lempog is usually being sold in thetraditional market or small stores in the village. It is understandable because it is not an exclusive dish, lempog is usualy being enjoyed by the farmers.

Lempog is a cheap dish because it is using a simple material such as Balinese sugar and cassava. The food is great to accompany us in drinkingtea or coffee. In Java, Lempog is also known as Getuk.   Before, Lempog is not only enjoyed by farmers but also served on Hindus ceremonies such as wedding and Ngaben.

Not only that, when the locals work together in building house or a kitchen, Lempog always becomea snack, just like when the farmer  work in the field.  In addition to use very easy materials, the process of making it is also very simple.

It doesn’t need a big machine or factory. Everything can be done at home. To make it, first the cassava must be pealed and cut into smaller pieces and then boiled. The red sugar chopped into smaller pieces so it can dissolved with the cassava.  The sugar can also bolied along with the cassava to make a better taste.

After  finish, the cassava is crushed using traditional tool called Luhu which is a big stick made from wood. During the process, the sugar is put so it can blend perfectly. Salt is also added in the process. After it is smooth enough, the dough is cut into small pieces and ready to be served. In serving Lempog, coconut which is already puured on top of it. Enjoy (BTN/015)

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