Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Peuyeum Bandung

The word Bandung is part of quite a few collocations when it comes to food and beverage naming. Here are some examples: siomay or baso tahu Bandung, mie kocok Bandung, soto Bandung, bakmie Bandung, brownies Bandung. For our Malay friends in Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei the phrase air Bandung may also be a familiar phrase although we don't have a beverage by that name here.

Of all those names, none is probably more closely associated with Bandung than peyeum, the Sundanese word for tapai or tape.

Tapai or tape as some of you may know is a kind of fermented food made of carbohydrate food source such as cassava or glutinous rice. It tastes sweet with a little bit sour flavor. As you can see in the picture, Peyeum Bandung is typically made of cassava.



9 comments:

damz said...

When I lived in Magelang, a friend of mine from Semarang told me that he really likes 'roti Bandung'.. I didn't understand what he meant until one day he showed me the food. It was apparently 'martabak'! :)

Photo Cache said...

In the Philippines, we make good cassava cake from grounding cassava and making it into paste.

Dina said...

That's really interesting. All new to me.

Call me "MOOD", Mahmud. said...

Hmmm..looks good. We have here tapai that is made of rice.Have not tasted one made of cassava yet.Oh yes I like 'air bandung'. Here we add rose syrup,water and milk plus ice to create the air bandung.Without the milk we call it just as ' air manis'.

lizziviggi said...

How interesting! So is there a filling inside the "tape" or is it the same stuff all the way through?

queen of my galaxy said...

hi!
i've been to bandung a couple of times and i really enjoy my stay there. i love the people (except some taxi drivers - no offense!) and i love, love the food. your blog made me miss it.
cheers!

arabesque said...

in here, it;s only cassave cake and it taste sweet also, not sour though.
this one looks sort of yellowish white,curious how it tastes like.
looks very fresh and enticing.^-^

sharifsaal said...

oo tapai ubi air nya ..manis ..

sharifsaal said...

Tapai ubi..air nya sangat manis..