Monday, March 21, 2011

Eggs crust, or the Sunda Betawi Food?

Who is not familiar with the crust of the egg? Snacks are not only typical Betawi favorite people in Jakarta, outside Jakarta residents are fond of snacking too much like scrambled eggs this.

It was delicious not be separated from the materials used, namely white sticky rice, chicken eggs, fried dried shrimp dried up like abon, and also added red onion and fried, then given a refined form of the spice roasted coconut, red chilies, kencur, ginger , pepper, salt and sugar to add taste delights.

Today, the original hawker Betawi is increasingly difficult to find. On ordinary days, egg crust can be found in some tourist attraction like Setu Babakan, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta and Forest City Srengseng, West Jakarta. At certain moments, such as the Anniversary of Jakarta, egg crust can be found at the Jakarta Fair, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

But the question arises, this egg crust or Sunda Betawi original hawker? Because, the majority of traders egg crust that existed in Jakarta Fair (now Jakarta Fair Kemayoran) is the origin of the Sunda, West Java. Because the egg in the crust crowd PRJ traders use Sundanese discussed when talking with friends seprofisinya. "Food of the Betawi kok that selling the Sundanese," the word that comes out of one of his buyers.

Ironic indeed crust egg merchant or manufacturer in Jakarta Fair area is dominated by traders from the outer crust of terror like from Garut Jakarta and Bandung. "Of the approximately 400 merchants in PRJ egg crust, almost the entire people of Sunda mas," said Hamid, one of the merchants of terror that comes from the crust of Cimahi, Bandung.

Hamid is very shocking confession. Because, as a cash food from Betawi, PRJ seller's crust in the majority of eggs come from Sunda, West Java. While originating from the original only amounting to tens of Batavia. This phenomenon is proved, the seller's crust egg increasingly desikit Betawi origin because there are no children and grandchildren who continue the business or because heredity is displaced by the modern food from outside, such as fast food and so forth.

Doubts are increasingly evident with the explanation Asep Ruslan (26), one egg crust traders who came from Garut. Asep admitted each year when PRJ opened, about 800 people organized egg crust traders to depart from Bandung. Traders are ready to enliven the top event HUT Jakarta.

According to Asep, egg crust is also found in many areas of Bandung and Garut beberawa. In Bandung crust egg into the diet remained in the area Gasibu, Gedung Sate, Bandung. While in Garut, cash food is always adorned tongkrongan Betawi young people in the cemetery, Guntur Garut, West Java. Then what about in Jakarta?

In Jakarta alone crust egg becomes scarce food. It's so difficult to find. Only in some places just the traders who sell them, and that too only a few bedagang with relatively small amounts. Like the egg crust in Setu Babakan. Here only dozens of traders who sell them.

In addition to the Setu Babakan, South Jakarta, crust eggs are also sold at area Jakarta Fair (PRJ), Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. IBHS only once a year, even the majority of vendors did not come from the indigenous people betawi or Jakarta. In other areas, the presence of egg crust are quite rare.

This situation is so alarming. As a special food Betawi Betawi apparently only a handful of citizens who popularized this snack. Not limited to, the youth Batavia came to feel reluctant to continue this effort hereditary. Evidenced by the majority of traders from egg crust Sunda betawi inherited from the original residents.

As stated Hamid (39), one egg crust origin traders Cimahi, Bandung. She admitted to learning how to make crust terror of the Betawi people who live in Warung Buncit, South Jakarta. Reason Hamid willing to learn so simple. Because there is no descendant of the `Guru` is willing to learn, then her children replace the teacher, of course based on his desire to try.

From where we start mengkwatirkan existence crust snacks hereditary eggs will migrate peradapannya. And it is not impossible egg crust that used to be a cash food from Betawi may turn into cash food community in West Java. Because of this, typical snacks nan Betawi should be preserved this rare!

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