ACEH: THE EXELLENCY OF SPICES

Catatan Si Ave

NANGGROE ACEH DARUSSALAM –Indonesia’s special region located at the northern end of Sumatra covering more than 22,000 square miles. It is closed to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India separated by Andaman Sea. Not only Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is Aceh famous of, but also dynamic Seudati and Saman dances, picturesque beaches, heterogeneous tribes and culture, and most importantly its culinary journey involving abundant herbs and spices boosted by the influences from Arab, Indian, Siamese, Malaya, Dutch and Spanish.

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1. Timpan

One of Acehnese traditional sweets served in the period of Moslem holidays (Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha). Either one or two days prior to the holidays, Acehnese women will start making the dish by preparing a young banana leaf in advance as the dressing. As the ingredients are flour, banana, and coconut milk completed with srikaya for the main filling, it is no wonder that its sticky, glutinous…

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