Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mud cakes

We're told Kue Lumpur, or mud cakes, were a specialty of the Sidoarjo area even before the mud volcano. They're basically very tasty, eggy coconut custards. I'm not sure how they got their name.

We bought them at a Giant Hypermart in Surabaya, next to some Large Fried Things.

People at work laughed when I passed around "mud cakes from Sidoarjo." Some actually recoiled. This perhaps validates the fear of one distressed local, who said, "Sidoarjo used to be famous for mud cakes; now it's just famous for mud."

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