The Different Food Names in East Java and Greater Jakarta That Makes Confused

Jakarta

The look is the same, many foods have different names when they are in other areas. Like the story of the difference in food names between Jabodetabek and East Java.

The abundance of Indonesian culinary delights makes all regions and cities have their own specialties. Although it looks almost the same, in terms of taste to food ingredients. But the difference in names sometimes like to make people confused.

The topic of differences in food names in this area is being highlighted by netizens on TikTok and Twitter. From uploading photos on the food sharing account @FOODFESS2 (20/05), a netizen with an anonymous identity asked about the phenomenon of differences in food names.

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“Is it different in every area like this?” asked the netizen. Complete with video screenshots from TikTok, about the confusion of people from the Jakarta, Bogor, Depok and Tangerang (Jabodetabek) areas when studying in East Java (Jatim).

Starting from the people of East Java who mention pecel catfish as penyetan. Then the appearance of martabak telor, which is served without vinegar, then the appearance of fried rice in East Java is dominated by red.

The Different Food Names in East Java and Greater That Makes ConfusedDifferent Food Names in East Java and Greater That Makes Confused Photo: Twitter TikTok/FFess/Site

The mention of chicken noodles that become dumplings. Then the bakwan snacks instead of dumplings that appear, until the use of light blue vermicelli in the meatballs that are there.

In response to this, netizens on Twitter shared about the differences in food between Jabodetabek and East Java which sometimes shocks people when they first live there. Indeed, many Jabodetabek people migrate to East Java to study there.

“I’m a Surabayan, when I was in Surabaya I was confused about how the meatballs use rice cake. Then the sauce is tasteless again,” complained @mix**.

“Nder, I was shocked when I found out that the chicken noodles in the Sragen area are soupy and wrapped in crackle instead of dry. Usually the sauce is separated and wrapped in wrapping paper,” continued @soc**.

“As far as I know, bakwan in East Java is like meatballs. But it’s really true, fried rice in East Java is red. The meatball vermicelli is blue, but the mother said it wasn’t vermicelli but vermicelli, wow,” info @ow**

The Different Food Names in East Java and Greater That Makes ConfusedDifferent Food Names in East Java and Greater That Makes Confused Photo: Twitter TikTok/FFess/Site

Not only Jabodetabek residents are surprised by this difference in food. Many residents from East Java, who were surprised when eating in Jabodetabek.

“As an East Java person, it’s really hard to find red fried rice around South and South Tangerang. They use soy sauce and sweet. Meanwhile, fried rice in East Java is spicy and savory. Now while I’m at home, I want to be satisfied with the fried rice,” concluded @an**.

The debate about the difference in names to the appearance of food in Jabodetabek and East Java, managed to attract hundreds of netizens’ attention. This tweet in a matter of hours, has been liked by more than 1.1 Twitter users and hundreds of comments.

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