Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Junk food of the week: Garuda Katom

Garuda Katom (short for "Atomic Peanuts) are one of your quintessential Indonesian processed foods.

They're peanuts covered with a thick, crunchy tapioca-flour coating that's slightly sweet and slightly salty, and flavored with a ton of garlic extract to give you killer breath.

Garuda started in the tapioca business, then branched into roasted peanuts. When the son of the founder joined the company in the mid-90s, he started experimenting with ways to combine the two products. Eureka! A junk food was born!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you tried the pedes one? they're even more addictive!

kopisusu2 said...

Yes, the spicy ones are sooo tasty!