Archive for January 2016

Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq is a ritual tradition of parade using horses . Saiyyang Pattuqduq ( In Mandar language, saiyyang means horse, pattuqduq means dancer); saiyyang pattuqduq means a horse that good at dancing, clever playing head movement and footwork. Saiyyang pattuqduq is done by mounting a child who has completed reading the Qur’an and then paraded around the village, generally held on ...

Burayot

Burayot

Burayot is a typical Sundanese snack food made of fried batter. The batter consists of rice flour, red sugar, oil,  a hint of vanilla and some people also added nuts. The food name was taken from the word “ngaburayot” or in Indonesian means shriveled because of its wrinkled dough looks. It typically have a light brown color or even darker and a little shiny. Its texture is crunchy o...

Tiwul

Tiwul

In the colonial era, rice was a luxury food. Some people can only enjoy the food with the cheaper basic ingredients of cassava. One of those cassava base food is Tiwul. Tiwul is cooked by pounding the cassava, mix it with brown sugar, steam them and then mix it again with steamed grated coconut. Nowadays, it has become a snack food found in traditional markets. Tiwul is often sold by its sweet c...

The ritual of Gatarangkeke in Bantaeng, South Celebes

The ritual of Gatarangkeke in Bantaeng, South Celebes

Bantaeng is located in South Celebes. The most religion followed by the society in Bantaeng is Islam. There is a yearly ritual held in the middle of Islamic month of Sya’ban to welcome the Ramadhan. The ritual is called Gatarengkeke or  Pa’jujukang. Some of the events in the ritual have been changed according to Islamic precept such as gambling and consuming alcohol (Ballo’) ha...

Bakpia

Bakpia

Bakpia is a food made from a mixture of green beans with sugar, wrapped in flour, then baked. The name Bakpia is derived from the Hokkien dialect, the word “bak” which means meat and “pia” which means cake, which literally means bread containing meat. Bakpia is well-known to come from the Pathok (Pathuk) area, Yogyakarta. Some said since its originaly made of pork meat wh...