Sunday, March 7, 2010

Asinan (Indonesian version of pickles)

For us - Indonesian, eating asinan (pickes) during a hot sunny day can be really refreshing :)

There are actually several kind of asinan but in this cart below is asinan from Bogor (Bogor is a city near Jakarta). Asinan buah (fruit pickles) and asinan sayur (vegetables pickles) are the 2 types of Asinan Bogor.

Asinan

A close up pic of the cart
Asinan

Inside the cart
Asinan

Top: Pineapple, Mango (mangga), Water Apple (jambu air), Ambarella (kedondong) and Jicama (bangkuang)
Bottom: Lettuce, Cucumber, shredded Carrot, yellow Tofu, Pickled Chinese Mustard Greens (gai choy), Coleslaw, Beansprout

The vendor is preparing the ingredients for Asinan in a plastic bag.
Asinan

A close up of the vegetable pickles
Asinan

Vegetable pickles.
Asinan

Fruit pickles
Asinan


Left: fried peanuts
Middle: the sauce in the bottle (made from water, vinegar, sugar, red chili)
Right: chili sauce
Asinan

Crackers made from tapioca flour.
Asinan

I love dipping these crackers into the Asinan sauce.

30 comments:

  1. How interesting! Chilli, vinegar based marinade must be really cool to make a summer pickles.

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  2. My parents love asinan Bogor :). I am not a fan, but I wouldn't refuse to have some from time to time...;).

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  3. The Asinan cart looks like our Rojak Buah sort! Nice!

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  4. It's like a mix of rojak and pasembur.

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  5. That is what I call an ART CART! I am hitchhiking over there ASAP!

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  6. very refreshing and the sauce looks yummy.

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  7. this is great for just before a meal even.. coz the pickle's zing is a real appetite stimulator no? LOL

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  8. I absolutely love these types of pickles and I certainly miss the tahu kuning, krupuk mie & krupuk merah.

    Can you send me some?

    Tuty @Scentofspice

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  9. What gorgeous colors. Your world is like an artist's palette, Selba. I love pickles, so I suspect I'd love these as well.

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  10. such a myriad of colours & flavours for a simple creation!
    Can't decide whether I should categorise this as junk or health food! LOL

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  11. I love pickles too! My favorite is pickled green mangoes! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

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  12. Are these salty and sweet pickles? Those are my favorite kinds!

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  13. Thanks for visiting! I've signed up to follow so I'll be back!

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  14. What a neat cart - I would love to try all these types of pickles!

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  15. My saliva glands woke up just imagining the sweet sour taste of the sauce.

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  16. i want to have a bag too, the weather here is killing me!

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  17. Looks so good, my mouth is watering. :)

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  18. Wow, very colorful. We also have similar stuff here in Malaysia. Great food blog you got going here selba.

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  19. Oh, do you eat the pickles just like that?

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  20. How cool - my hubby would love them!

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  21. How could anyone resist such a rainbow of colors? I'm intrigued by the crackers made from tapioca flour too. Thank you so much for sharing, Selba. Delightful!!!

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  22. Whoa... This suits ladies more... haha! Did I just see some raw bean sprouts there? They better be fresh as I had some problems with the Thai version. :P

    http://www.crizfood.com/

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  23. Pickles on a hot day? Good choice. I'd like mine spicier instead.

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  24. I LOVE your blog - always so interesting! Love the pictures too.

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  25. I love acar (the nyonya-style pickle). The vegetable pickles look very appetizing! I'm drooling now.....;)

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  26. That looks like the Indonesian counterpart to our Malaysian rojak, only even more colourful! :D

    I miss hot summer days in Jakarta (but not the smog, haha). Actually come to think of it, I miss the cool weekends in Bandung more so. :P

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  27. I love Asinan. Specially that yellow krupuk. Your blog is very widely informative and inspiring. Salam kenal dari Jakarta ya. ^__^

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  28. Ooooh,...Those pickles look so good,...mmmmmm!

    Thanks for sharing this with us! And those crackers with tapioca flour do look so interesting too!

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  29. the pink crackers scare me a lot hahaha.... i suspect rhodamin-b hohoho...

    have you tried those crackers from asinan gedong dalam in Bogor ? I don't really eat asinan, (dun really like the sour-y liquid-y sauce) but they have mastered the art of making a crispy crunch super yummo crackers !!!!!!!! wuuaaa can't stop eating them.... :)

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