Herkunftsort: Selat Panjang, Insel Tebing Tinggi - Provinz Riau.
Quelle: Mimi Maryati
I got first to know this dish around mid 90s. Introduced by my colleague as well as a friend when I was still working
in a one of multinational company in Batam Island. Mimi who's originally comes from Selat Panjang, a main town of Tebing Tinggi Island brought me one day after
weekend trip to home a special noodles that I have seen for the first time in my life : Selat Panjang's Sago Noodles.
I was intrigued as well as wondering to see blackish colour noodles, not so white like Riaus's sago noodle products today. I was more exiting to see the noodles becomes soften just by soaking them in a cold water not by boiling like common noodles. But the surprise was more to come onced the noodles is being served. My first impression : I was like eating rubber bands !!!! ha ha. Then I have chewed slowly to get better acquainted with those strange things in my mouth. At the end...... hhhhmm Though it seems oddly enough to say but I have fallen in love with this rubber bands noodles ever since ;-)
Note : Unfortunatelly Riau's sago noodles is not available in the west even in the other parts of Indonesian Islands. But by luck I found the korean sweet potato noodles which has almost same texture as well as the best subtitute. The spice of this fried noodles is different compare to commonly Indonesian noodles which tend to be sweet from kecap manis. It is delicious spicy fried noodles, another variant of Indonesian fried noodles that it's really worth trying ;-). Last but not least thanks & credits goes to Mimi who's introduced this exotic fried noodles many years back ;-)