15 unique authentic Sundanese food from almost extinct cassava, famous for its delicious, everyday dishes and explanations


Sundanese are one of the ethnic groups or indigenous tribes that dominate the province of West Java. Not only in Bandung, but also in Bogor, Tangerang, Banten to Cimahi and even scattered in several other cities such as Jakarta or Jogja.

This tribe is not only famous for its hospitality and thickness of customs and culture, but this ethnicity is also quite popular because it has lots of super delicious specialties.

Are you curious about the list of the most famous Sundanese culinary delights? Well, the following article is a complete review along with an explanation of the recipe, how to make it up to its uniqueness.

1. Combro

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The first culinary that is most mandatory to try when visiting this Sundanese land is combro, a type of delicious snack made from cassava.

Combro itself stands for ‘oncom di jero’, which is taken from the Javanese language which means a traditional snack made from cassava where the inside is given sambal oncom.

This light, fried snack made with a mixture of onions and chilies gives a spicy and sweet sensation when eaten.

To enjoy it, Simanalagi Fried Food at Dalem Kaum Street No. 06, Bandung is the most fitting place to visit. Here, we only need to spend around Rp. 10,000 to eat a portion of the combo.

2. Karedok

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When viewed from the photos or pictures, many people think that karedok and gado-gado are the same type of culinary, even though in fact they are very different.

Although in Jakarta there are many karedok sellers and they are mistaken for Betawi snacks, make no mistake, this plant-based culinary is actually a traditional Sundanese food.

Karedok is made from raw vegetables which are then sprinkled with peanut sauce. And this menu is usually best eaten with hot rice, tofu, tempeh and crackers.

If you want to try it, one example of the most appropriate place to go is the Lotek Ibu Siti stall on Jln.Cihapit No. 06, Bandung. Regarding the price, it only costs around Rp. 18,000 / portion.

3. Awug

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One of the traditional Sundanese food that has existed since ancient times and is still much sought after today is awug.

This delicious food that is classified as a traditional snack or snack is made from rice flour and coconut, pandan leaves and brown sugar.

At first glance, from the picture, the culinary is similar to putu, it’s just that awug is not steamed in small bamboo but uses a taper mountain-shaped container made of woven.

Of the many culinary endeavors, Awug Beras Asli Cibeunying on Jl. Jend.A.Yani near STTT is the most appropriate place to enjoy it. For the price, only around IDR 7,000 / box.

4. Jalabria

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Well, then there is jalabria, which is one of the delicious snacks made from glutinous rice flour that is given sugar and then processed by frying and has a shape similar to a donut.

Even though it is made from a simple recipe and how to make it is so easy, the matter of jalabria taste cannot be underestimated.

Although this food is almost extinct, jalabria is very easy to find in traditional markets in the West Java area and in general, the price is only Rp. 2,000 / seed.

5. Ali Agrem

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Not much different from jalabria, ali agrem is also a Sundanese snack made from a dough of glutinous rice flour and brown sugar and has a ring-like shape.

Apart from traditional markets, Ali Agrem Buhun’s Cake Shop on Jln.Soekarno Hatta No. 04, Cibuntu, Bandung is one of the most recommended places to hunt for this snack. Regarding the price, it is usually only around IDR 40,000-IDR 50,000 / pack.

6. Bakakak Hayam

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Not only does the name sound unique, but the typical Sundanese animal-based food flavors are also known to be very delicious.

Bakakak hayam is a kind of traditional dish made from whole chicken and cooked using a Sundanese spice recipe, then baked.

If you want to enjoy it, Hayam Bakakak Gosrek on Jalan Arteri Galuh Mas, Sukaharja, Telukjambe, Karawang is the most recommended. At this restaurant, the price for the menu is only around IDR 35,000-IDR 70,000 / portion.

7. Borondong

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This next Sundanese traditional food is a type of snack made from sticky rice or corn that has been in pop corn then mixed with brown sugar kinca and has a round shape.

Although it is almost extinct, in Sangkan village, Laksana village, Ibun district, Majalaya Bandung, there are still many street vendors selling this snack and the price is only around Rp. 1,000 / pack.

8. Ciu

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Ciu or aci jeung cau is one type of traditional food from West Java which is made from sweet potatoes and bananas. At first glance, this snack is very similar to a typical Javanese bugis cake.

It’s just that the difference lies in the ingredients where it takes more bananas to make it. In addition to its soft texture, ciu is also very tasty because it is given a mixture of grated coconut.

But it is very unfortunate, that the existence of ciu is starting to be displaced by contemporary culinary delights so the place to find this snack is also very difficult to find in West Java.

9. Colenak

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Well, this food called colenak is one of the traditional snacks made from cassava tapai which is processed by burning and then eaten with a mixture of liquid Javanese sugar and coconut shavings.

And one of the places that sells this culinary is Colenak Murdi Putra on Jln.A.Yani, Bandung. In addition to serving various flavors, here the price of this snack is set at only IDR 5,000 / portion.

10. Cireng

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Cireng is a kind of traditional Sundanese food made from sago flour and then shaped into balls and then fried.

However, currently, the way of processing cireng has also begun to be modified where the inside is filled with various kinds of fillings such as sausage, meatballs, corned beef, shredded and others.

In Tanah Pasundan itself, cireng is a daily snack that is often eaten to accompany relaxing afternoons.

And one of the most famous places for this culinary is Cireng Cipaganti at Jln. Lamping No.17, Pasteur, Sukajadi. Even though it’s just a simple shop, the stall is full of buyers every day. Apart from being delicious, the price is also cheap, only around Rp.10,000-Rp.18,000.

11. Cilok

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Cilok is a snack similar to cireng where the ingredients are made of sago flour which is formed in a circle and then processed by frying it.

For presentation, this cilok is usually combined with two selected spices, namely wet made of sauce and soy sauce while dry using cheese, barbeque, salty or other.

Just like cireng, Cipaganti stalls at Jln. Lamping No.17, Pasteur, Sukajadi are also the best places to enjoy them. The price is not much different, ranging from 10-18 thousand per portion.

12. Elod

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Paguneman about Sundanese specialties, elod is also included in the ranks of traditional food in Tanah Pasundan, West Java.

This Elod is a type of food made from cassava waste liquid which will be made into aci. The food is dark green-brown in color, has a solid posture but is soft and has a salty and savory taste.

Besides being able to be eaten directly, in general, elod is mostly fried first like fried bakwan or gehu before eating.

To get it, Friends of Travel Blog Indonesia please come directly to the elod craftsmen around Tagog Apu, Tarengtong, Padalarang. In this place the price is usually priced at Rp. 200 / seed, while a package is only around Rp. 2,000.

13. Gemblong

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Furthermore, there is gemblong, which is a typical West Java snack made from processed white glutinous rice flour and covered with brown sugar on the outside.

And this culinary is very easy to find in the Kuningan area, West Java. In the area which is the center of gemblong, we can see how it is made and at the same time getting a fairly cheap price, only around Rp. 22,000 / kg.

14. Getuk

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Not much different from culinary delights in general, this Sundanese getuk is also a unique snack made from processed cassava and has a sweet and savory taste because it is added with brown sugar and grated coconut.

And to enjoy it, Getuk Jatiasih at Pasar Baru on Jln.Swantantra Blok A1, Jatirasa, Bekasi, West Java is the most appropriate place to go. This shop is usually open from 06.00-17.00. Regarding the price, the portion is only around Rp. 10,000.

15. Ice Goyobod

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Well, in closing there is goyobod ice, a type of traditional Sundanese drink which is said to have originated from Garut and is best eaten during the day.

Curious what it feels like? So, to enjoy it, Friends of TrailPiknik, please just come to the Garut town square. Regarding the price, this goyobod ice is generally priced very cheap, which is only around IDR 3,000 / portion.

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