Monday, December 24, 2007

Junk food of the week: Lacy pancakes

We bought one of these on the street in Jakarta's Chinatown, Glodok. They're lacy pancakes that are rolled up, presumably to make them easier to carry. I asked the guy what they were called but I forgot the name about three seconds later.

I would assume they harken back to the Dutch. They're cooked on this pretty cast-iron form.

Unfortunately, the pan is kind of the most exciting thing about them. They're crispy, thin, and somewhat sweet -- perfectly edible, but nothing I'll dream about when we're back in the States someday and I'm longing for Indonesian food.

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