People in this ethnic group often eat Clay
how it feels to eat a baked clay, but for the citizens of this one is a man eating clay. For the citizens of Tuban, East Java Indonesia, ate grilled clay no different as we eat the chocolate sticks.
Food from clay that is named “ampo” This has become a traditional food that is believed to strengthen the community Tuban digestive system. Even eating clay is also believed to be a drug that can treat several kinds of diseases.
Rasima, the seller ampo, saying that there is no recipe for cooking the land. He’s just looking for a clean soil that is free of gravel, then ground and compacted so that the quadrilateral.
Then, smoothed it with sticks and shaping it like a scroll. Land that has been rolled up and then burned and smoked for 1 hour, then be as a snack or light meal ready to eat.
Rasima usually sell in the market and one day he could have revenue of about USD 20 thousand to support his family.
1. Separate Clay from Sand and Gravel
At this stage the ground sorted out between the soft and the rough. As well as making dough snacks, then the uniformity of the soil determine the delicious snacks produced later.
2. Shape the clay like boxes
If we make the cake is the term dull, so here too, making clay dough an advanced form of a box indicates that the batter is smooth.
Dull itself means the composition of soil and water has been evenly on each part of dough. Characteristic smooth dough clay is not sticky seen from the palm of the hand.
3. Shape Stick / sticks
Clay is formed into sticks, if you see a glimpse of manufacture is similar to the manufacture of wafer stick or Astor.
4. Burn Clay
After the clay is formed into sticks, then baked on a traditional stove to harden and dry. As shown in the drawing, clay is placed over the pan to the stove and wood heating.
after all go through the process of clay ready to be served at the table to be a friend to chat and watch.
If you’re curious and brave enough please visit the Tuban and taste it yourself. You can also request to wrap it as a by-the family home. Certainly enjoy with family will bring its own pleasure. How, you interested?