Photo: Krupuk anyone?

Cottage Industry Tour

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In the small villages around Pangandaran many people eke out a living producing traditional wares in their homes and an interesting half day tour can be made checking them out.

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Set aside a lazy day and you can visit a krupuk factory—a traditional fish and tapioca flour based snack; a palm sugar producer and coconut industries where among other things, doormats are manufactured. Add in a stop at the local markets to round off the day.

Everything you ever wanted to know about krupuk. Photo taken in or around Cottage Industry Tour, Pangandaran, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Everything you ever wanted to know about krupuk. Photo: Sally Arnold

If you’d had Chinese takeaway, you’ve probably tried a soggy prawn cracker. Krupuk is the generic onomatopoeic name in Indonesian for crackers of this type, but covers a vast range of snacks. The local version in Pangandaran is a flat round cracker about ten centimetres in diameter and two centimetres thick that looks like it’s made of a filigree of noodles. They are generally white or yellow and made from a mix of tapioca flour, fish and spices—turmeric adding the bright yellow colour. This light, crunchy, tasty snack is a far cry from the Chinese takeaway version and is a popular accompaniment to most ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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