Sunday, August 31, 2008
Text and pictures by Eki Qushay Akhwan
Frankly speaking, I don't know how to translate "Manisan Cianjur" into English. "Manisan" literally translates as "sweet stuff" and "Cianjur" is the name of a small town about an hour away to the west of Bandung.
Anyway, "manisan cianjur" is a kind of traditional food made of fresh fruit or vegetable preserved in sugar and vinegar syrup plus other ingredients (like chilli). I think it is originally from China or was introduced here by the Chinese, but has since been adapted to the local conditions.
Does anyone know what the name of this thing is in English (or other languages)?