Tuban is one of the areas in East Java which has been known as the City of Guardians, so it is not surprising that this area is often used as a religious tourism destination by tourists.
But apart from being known as a religious tourism destination, Tuban also has lots of beautiful beaches that are great for exploring.
Talking about Tuban, it feels incomplete if we visit but don’t bring home souvenirs from the area.
So, are you curious about what souvenirs are suitable for taking home when visiting Tuban? Here comes the list!
1. Crispy squid
Having a geographical location close to the coast makes Tuban has a lot of delicious seafood-based culinary delights, one of which is crispy squid.
Lately, this typical Tuban crispy squid is very much sought after by tourists, not only often used as a side dish of rice or just a snack but also often brought home as souvenirs.
The taste is very delicious and crispy enough to make this crispy squid selling well and is a game for tourists from out of town.
To get it, you can buy it at various souvenir centers and online stores. Regarding the price, it is quite varied, usually starting at 35 thousand a pack.
2. Laron soy sauce
Even though it has such a name, it does not mean that the typical Tuban soy sauce is made from moths. It’s just a brand.
Although this food complementary ingredient is easy to find, this typical Tuban soy sauce has a different taste than usual, where the texture is thicker and the quality is guaranteed.
For those of you who want to bring it as a souvenir, you don’t need to be confused about where to find the best place to find it, just come to a traditional market or tourist area. About the price is only around IDR 10,000-IDR 30,000 / pack, depending on size.
3. Gayam Chips
Gayam is a type of plant typical of the Tuban region which is processed into snacks in the form of chips.
The process of making Gayam chips itself takes a long time, with the aim that the taste is very unique, delicious and savory.
Besides being delicious as snacks on the way, these Gayam chips are also suitable for taking home as souvenirs for loved ones.
And Gayam chips themselves are easily found in shops or souvenir centers around the city of Tuban. Regarding the price, it is usually sold for only around 18-85 thousand, depending on weight.
4. Siwalan fruit
Siwalan or also known as lontar is one of the fruits that is usually used as souvenirs when visiting the Tuban area.
Siwalan fruit looks like fro. It can be eaten on its own or combined with other food ingredients, be it a mixture of pudding, cake, dessert to fresh drinks.
To get it is not difficult because many fruit stalls sell it and the price is quite affordable, only around 5 to 8 thousand a pack, with a content of 5-6 seeds.
Apart from the fruit, siwalan water can also be used as a souvenir for the Friends of the Trail of Picnic who live not far from the city of Tuban.
The taste is delicious and refreshing, making it perfect to eat in hot weather. Not infrequently this legen is often used as ciu (Javanese wine) with a fermentation process first.
Like the fruit, legen is also easy to find along the streets of Tuban city and you don’t need to worry about the price, only with a budget of IDR 3,000-IDR 3,500 we can enjoy this refreshing legen.
This unique authentic snack from the city of Tuban might not be found in any area in Indonesia.
Why? Yes, because ampo is a type of snack typical of the city of Tuban whose ingredients are made of clay.
How will it feel? According to the people of Tuban, ampo is a kind of light snack that has a taste like chocolate sticks.
How, interested in trying it? So, so as not to be curious, you can buy ampo in traditional markets. The price is quite cheap, only around Rp. 5,000 / kg.
The next souvenir that can also be brought home from Tuban is gemblong, which is a type of snack in the form of traditional cakes.
The ingredients for cakes that are included in this market are made of white glutinous rice flour and brown sugar solution as a coating.
In East Java, gemblong is better known as brittle. Even though they have the same taste and shape, these two foods are actually made from different ingredients.
Gemblong itself is easily found in traditional markets or around the village of Compreng, Kec. Widang, Tuban. About the price, you don’t need to worry, it’s still very affordable.
8. Shrimp Paste
Another souvenir that is very famous and much hunted by tourists from the city of Tuban is shrimp paste. Well, hearing the name, you know what the main ingredients are, right?
Not only is it easy to find in gift shops or traditional markets, the price of shrimp paste is also quite cheap, starting from IDR 5,000 to IDR 25,000, depending on the quality.
9. Fish Crackers
Since Tuban is a coastal area, it is very natural that many typical snacks from this city are made from seafood, for example, like this fish cracker.
These crackers have a very tasty and delicious taste, this is because the main ingredient is using quality mackerel fish.
Not only suitable as a side dish for rice or snacks when relaxing, these crackers are also very suitable for taking home as souvenirs.
Just like shrimp paste, it is not difficult to find a place to sell these fish crackers because they are easy to find in both traditional markets and souvenir shops and the price is quite varied, starting at IDR 9,000 / pack.
10. Salted Fish
Well, the last souvenir that can also be used as an option is salted fish. Although it is easy to find in other areas, there is nothing wrong with trying this typical Tuban snack.
No need to worry about the use of chemicals because the salted fish processing is made traditionally and without preservatives.
This salted fish is also very easy to find, especially in the big market area of the city of Tuban and the price varies, depending on the type of fish.