Everywhere i go, i really mean EVERYWHERE, its important to taste the local food. but here in Toraja, its different coz i get to live here for 30 days. at first i was super excited with the food after a while i got bored. one thing that makes me crazy here was the super spicy sambal. when i said super spicy, im not exaggerating it was seriously super spicy, it makes my head spin and i see stars. i live in java my whole life, i heard from some people that the chilli in east Indonesia is 3x spicier than west. and i prove it. it is 3x, wait i think its 5x spicier.
super spicy sambal one of the locals made for us
Matabongi, North Toraja
Writers Document (2011)
cabai Katokkon, super spicy!
some weird local snacks we found
writers document (2011)
we found some local snacks, it taste kinda weird.. the chaiya chaiya one looks like it has chocolate flavor but when i ate it, it taste super sweet with chocolate aroma without the chocolate taste. and the shinta jojo well.. shinta jojo is girls name, shinta and jojo, they are youtube sensation in Indonesia. its yellow and smells like cheese, just like the other snack it doesnt taste like cheese...
people here eats fish, buffalo, pork and chicken. they eat chicken rarely while pork is more like everyday meal. on celebration or on funeral ceremony usually each of the guest got a piece of pork meat and some got buffalo meat. as a moslem, i dont eat pork even though it looks and smells so delicious, i just ate some eggs or the vegetables. one of my friends fave traditional food here is pa'piong. it was made of pork, chicken or buffalo, but all the pa'piong i found here was made of pork. the pork was cooked inside a bamboo with all kinds of spices.
how they cook pa'piong
here in Toraja i also find some cookies its called Tori', the appearance look so bad while the taste is amazing and addictive. sweet but not to sweet with a unique aroma. the taste just right. its a perfect companion if you eat it with a cup of fresh grind Toraja Coffee.
source : http://medan-dinae.blogspot.com/2012/01/bercerita-sedikit-tentang-tanah-toraja.html