Indonesian street food taste test challenge: Eating Indonesian desserts & snacks in Solo, Indonesia

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So for today's video we are going to be tryingIndonesian street food and Indonesian snacks.

So it is lunchtime.

We're not having a proper meal.

We're just going to be sampling a little bitof everything.

And if it is a bit loud at the moment it isbecause we've got some heavy traffic and the call to prayer going out.

So I hope you can hear me.

Let's get started.

So we're starting off with coconut milk pancakeswhich are called Serabi.

Yeah, so let's take a look at it down here.

So you can see the outside fringe it lookslike something quite crispy.


And I think this is going to be like the middlepart is the coconut milk.

So I'm not entirely sure how to eat this.

I'm just going to take a big bite.

That looks delicious.

Oh wow.

Oh, that is delicious.


I love coconut and so what you've got here,if you look down here.


This part it sort of tastes like, I don'tknow like maybe like a coconut type of pudding.


It is really um it has got a bit of milkyconsistency.

It is it tastes a little bit wet once youhave it in your mouth and then this part over here is crispy so you've got those two.

You've got the contrast between the crispinessand the pudding like texture.


Oh man, I love that.

Instant hit.

We may be ordering more.

So I also got myself serabi.

But I went with the chocolate so as you cansee it has chocolate sprinkles that have melted over top the coconut.

Wow! So let's go in for the first bite.

How do we do this? Mmmm.

How is that? That is amazing.

It is like having dessert for lunch whichI love.

It is so sweet and when you add chocolateI think it is just perfect.

Like you mentioned you the crispiness withthe very soft coconut.

So it is wonderful.

Dessert for lunch.


Loving it.

This is the first thing I've tried so farand it is already my favorite so we'll what the others are like.

So up next Karak.

Karak Solo.

So from what I was told these are made withrice.

And I think they're kind of like rice crackers.

So let's try those.


Sounds crispy.

Very crunchy.

Surprinsingly it has quite a bit of flavorand it is a lot more savory than it is sweet.

It kind of reminds me of the crackers youget when you're having Gado-Gado.


Really good stuff.

So next up I'm trying something called HungKue (Gethuk).

And we couldn't quite figure out what it was.

We were having a little lost in translationmoment but it kind of looks like a pudding vanilla and chocolate if you ask me so we'llsee what it tastes like.



Is it sweet? So a little bit sweet yeah.

It is almost like jelly but it doesn't havethat see-through look.

It is almost like a milky jelly.


If that makes sense.

So yeah it is sweet.

That is nice.

Do you like it? I do like it.

I really like the chocolate bit.


Going in for a second bite.

That means it is good.

Good stuff.

You know what? I think this is made with coconut.

It does have a coconut-y flavor.

So next up we have.

I think we have something called Onde-onde.


And I've tried this in Malaysia and also HongKong.

It is one of my favorite kind of dessert typesof dim sum.

I don't know if they eat it as a dim sum herein Indonesia but I love this.

If it is the same thing I am assuming that.

So I will take my first bite and find out.


Oh, okay.

So I've had something similar to this wherethe outside is exactly the same in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

But the inside is different.

Normally I have like a bean paste inside.

And this is a something a little bit different.

I'm not entirely sure what is in the middle.


But it is a bit sweet.

It is definitely sweet.


But I really like it.

So the exterior is that like glutinous ricewith sesame seeds.



It is really chewy on the outside and in theinside you have like the mystery ingredient.

So this one I believe is called Arem-aremand it comes wrapped in a leaf.

So let's open this up and see what we havein here.

Oh my.

What is this? It looks like a pancake.

That looks fascinating.

I wonder what is inside.

Let's see.

Oh, okay.

So it looks like a pancake tube and insideyou have rice.

Let's get a close up shot of that.

Look at that.

Oh wow.

With some kind of sauce inside.

It is a little savory but I'm not sure.

Do you want to point it closely at us.

Sweet and savory.

That is interesting.


You know what.

I think I need one more bite to determinethis.


How is it? Good.

Really really good.

I would guess this is like a chicken maybein a chili sauce.

Oh wow.

That is what I would venture.

That would be a my guess.

I've never had this before.

Sweet and savory.


I really like this one.

Good stuff.

Okay so new snack.

Yeah, we've got another mystery one it iscalled Lapis.

So let's take a look down here.

You can see all of the different.

It is very stripy.

It has different color lines.

And originally we were just going to likekind of go and try these pancakes but there is such a friendly owner inside of the storeand he kept saying like oh this is something from here.

This is from Solo (Surakarta) and his Englishwas pretty good.

He could explain like what most of it wasbut he just couldn't quite tell us what this one was so we are just winging it here.


And we're just guessing.



Similar to the other one.

It has kind of like a gelatin like taste.

If I had to guess again this isn't that sweetbut it hints of like coconut and chocolate flavor.


So that would be my guess.

So we have one final snack to try.

This right here is called Bolum.

Let's open it.

This is quite pretty.

Lovely presentation.

It is in the shape of a flower.

A green flower and it feels very fluffy.

So let's see.

Is it like spongy? Mmmm.

Kind of like a sponge cake? Yeah, exactly a sponge cake.

Look at that.

Oh wow.

That looks great.

That's really pretty.

Is it sweet? It is sweet but again it is hard to figureout what it is made out of.

I would venture coconut.

It has like a certain sweet milky.

I think more or less everything we've triedhas some kind of coconut which is awesome.

I think they specialize in coconut here.

We love anything with coconut.

So look at that.

You know what? I've enjoyed everything we've tried here.

I have to say that.

It has been a pleasant surprise.


So next up we're trying a drink that the storeowner recommended.

It is called Kunir Asem Freso.

It looks orange.

Oh my.


It is kind of sweet but it has some weirdherbal aftertaste I would say.

You know what? An acquired taste? An acquired taste.

I think this is the one thing that I'm likehmmm.

It is not love at first taste.

I like the sweetness of it but that mysteryflavor at the very end it could take some getting used to I think.


I'll pass on this one.

All for you Sam.

Well we had no problem polishing off everything.


What we didn't show you is that we went backfor two more of the pancakes.

We had a chocolate one and a coconut one.

So we had four in total plus all of thosesnacks.

It came to less that five US dollars whichis four something so man that was like a feast of feasts like we are stuffed.

Huge lunch and now it is time to maybe walkit off a bit.


So if you're in Solo (Surakarta), Indonesiadefinitely check this place out.

It is amazing.


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