Makanan Papeda - without try eating Papeda you never been real in Maluku.
The other is- how to manage the papeda from the earhen pot on the plate?
Try it and you will see, is nearly not able for a tourist -
it seems to need a year long try.
Ibu Fien show how it is well done -
and the photo flash shows the reason: It seems to be the Rheologie of Papeda. In Wikipedia it is explained: Papeda is a typical (non newtonian) shear-thickening fluid (dilatantes Fluid).
So don`t worry - the transport of papeda from the earthen pot to the plate is a typical case of process technology!
Usually the people speek the maluku version of Bahasa Indonesia.
But at special local events or ceremonys it is used the old laguage of the ancestors. It is a language which remembers at the pacific/melanesic origins of maluku people (Maluku Uttara borders at long waves of Pacific Ocean!).
Here at photo an evening view of the door to the area of the traditional Baileo, with the nearby monument of maluku national hero Thomas Matulessy in desa (village) Ihamahu in north Saparua.
Same interest remembering of old language see at second photo at the welcome entrance door at the village Nolloth, same in north Saparua.
One time the house woman prepared the little traditional rice cakes.
It begins anywhere at the market, to purchase at the "pasar" this little bags from weaved palm leaves -
real -every bag a little work of art itself!
And here at the photo in the kitchen the two diligent woman of the house show us how to make this little bags ready with rice and other....( i forgot the indonesian name of this cake)
At the next day we taste this ready cooked rice cakes - nice tasty traditional maluku food..
A special meal- or other said- a usual meal, like potatos in german- is the PAPEDA.
It will be eat together with a sharp soup- and it is together quite tasty.
If you are in the family, they are very glad to see if you are try to eat a little papeda once again! Kami suka makanan Papeda....
Here at the desk the Papeda (call Papeeda) in an earthen pot.
And it is a special event to place the Papeda at the plate with the soup - real the housewife will proudly celebrate the PAPEDA!
And it is not so easy to get the Papeda from the earthen pot at the plate with the soup, cause the Papeda has the consistency of wallpapers glue!
It is a common custom in many parts of Indonesia for people who have been away for work or holidays to buy 'oleh-oleh', small gifts, to give to the household when they arrive home. These gifts could be fresh fruit, biscits or other produce. When leaving Haria you will see a number of stalls set up selling small packages of sweets. These oleh-oleh are delicious, and a great reminder of the amazing spices produced on the island. My favorite were the little cinnamon flavoured sticks. But, of course, there are also delicacies flavoured with nutmeg and clove. Take a few home to friends!
It is one of the traditional meal in Maluku-
and if you meet one berasal dari maluku - every from Maluku will tell you of Sago and Papeeda.
Here in Pulau Saparua the little village Ihamahu is a family who bake Sago Biscuits- at a stone stove that is heatet by coconut shells. The sago biscuits are a little like rusk (Zwieback).
Take a bag with this sago biscuits you looking at the market,
- and long after home again you will remember on it when its Tea time at home-
and shure with tea and the Sago biscuits this nice to think again back to the Pulau Saparua behind the blue seven seas
with the green Sago palm groves around the north villages.
If you at guest in family you will soon like the local eating.
But see the photo.
In Maluku special different to other areas of Indonesia- at every day at lunchtime it will give fresh fish.
And the special of Saparua is of course: Sagu cake and Papeda.
Papeda is a real special- Oko likes to see, that we real try Papeda. Papeda is special- you eat together with the soup.
And all it will the housewife make in the kitchen at open woodfire.
Be shure- the eating is fresh and usual very delicius.
In the mid of the Photo you see the sago cake. But be carful- Sago cake is hard as a brick -there is no dentist in Saparua!
But if you learn to manage it, you will find out, sago cake taste quite good together with water and fish.
In the Villages of north Saparua are now more and more houses of stone,
but also in old style architecture from palm leafes.
Here the little mandi the traditional bathroom in the garden.