As I continued down the road in Glodok district of Jakarta, I saw a man wearing a hat sitting by the wayside. In front of him, I saw a bamboo stick. It was a carrying pole. On both ends of the stick were boxes. One looked like a large glass case and the other looked like a stove. Inside the glass case, I could see a small cake-like food. It looked like what we call Kanom Buang in Thailand, but it's not quite the same. This is a sweet called Serabi.
Serabi is a traditional Indonesian sweet, a pancake made of rice flour mixed with coconut milk and sugar. It seems to be eaten all over Indonesia nowadays, but it was originally from West Java. When I walked around the streets in Jakarta, I often saw stalls selling Serabi. It is common street food in Jakarta.
To make Serabi, a small pot is used. So this man was carrying a stove with a small pot attached. The pot he carried around had a round metal lid, and at first glance, it looked like a teapot. It must be quite heavy since he also carried around fuel. The man sat down on the side of the road for a while to rest.
June 13, 2020
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