Culinary Phenomenon: Viral Martabak That Excites Tongues and Hearts


Mom & Sis are certainly familiar with the name of sweet martabak. This favorite snack, also known as Terang Bulan, is easily found everywhere. Not to mention, from street vendors to modern stylish stalls, sweet martabak is widely sold everywhere. With its characteristic rich filling, modern sweet martabak also has various variations. For more details, let’s take a look at 5 types of sweet martabak that you will love, here’s the review.

  1. Bangka Martabak
    In its original place, the Bangka-Belitung Islands, martabak bangka is also known as Hok Lo Pan, which means the cake of the Hoklo people. It is said that this cake was originally made by the Hoklo people who lived there. Martabak Bangka is the forerunner of sweet martabak that has spread throughout Indonesia.

  2. Pandan Rolled Martabak
    Resembling a Swiss roll, but not a sponge cake? Yes, that’s pandan rolled martabak. This martabak is an innovation of the typical sweet martabak where the presentation is made slightly different. With the addition of pandan essence to the dough, this martabak looks even more beautiful and tempting. Delicious!

  3. Black Martabak
    Why is the martabak so dark? Well, the black color of this martabak doesn’t mean it’s burnt. Black martabak intentionally has black coloring in its dough like black cocoa powder, black forest powder, or charcoal powder. Not only does it make the color of martabak more attractive, but the addition of these powders also apparently adds a unique aroma and taste to the martabak.

  4. Pizza Martabak
    Classic martabak for some people might feel boring because they can only choose 1-2 toppings. Allegedly, that’s where the idea of making pizza martabak originated. One type of martabak filled with various toppings that you can choose according to your taste. Perfect for those of you who want martabak with a variety of flavors without breaking the bank. Just like pizza, pizza martabak is also very suitable for those of you who need a dish to be eaten together.

  5. Thin Dry Martabak
    This is Martabak Tipker, one of the martabak processed innovations that has also been on the rise lately. Behind its increasing popularity, there is Koh Asan, a martabak entrepreneur from Bandung who is said to be the creator of thin dry martabak for the first time. Well, if martabak is usually identified with a soft and fluffy texture, then the uniqueness of this martabak is its dry and crispy texture but still delicious like martabak. Unique, right?

Wow, they all look so delicious. Can’t wait to try one of them. Well, if Mom & Sisi want to try to be creative in the kitchen, you can definitely use instant martabak flour from Gusto! Just by adding egg yolk, water, and melted margarine, you can create your favorite martabak at home.

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