Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sego Tiwul: Delicious food typical of Gunungkidul Regency

Tracing the memory of the past, still ringing campursari song with the title Tiwul Gunung Kidul, a masterpiece of such a beautiful song. Every line of poetry and melody that is sung seems to be able to bring us to uncover the exoticism of Gunungkidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This song successfully introduces a culinary mascot, Sego Tiwul (Nasi Tiwul) which is the original food of Gunungkidul Regency.
Actually, there are many more special foods in this area. Still, the name of the food made from cassava is very iconic, being the identity of Gunungkidul and very legendary in various regions. Besides its tempting delights, it turns out that sego tiwul has a long history.

Sego tiwul in the colonial era was an inferior food (rice substitute), the food of the indigenous people which was eaten with side dishes. For your information: ancient times rice (rice) was a luxury meal, because of its rarity, making it only able to be eaten by upper-class people. 
Growing rice in times is more complicated than it is now. Primitive seed varieties make a very long harvest period plus various types of pests that have not been able to overcome.
Cassava-based tiwul was the most common food eaten by the community at that time, aside from corn rice. Plan cassava is easier than rice, especially in arid regions like Gunungkidul at that time. Tiwul rice is made through various processes. We are starting from peeling and then drying the cassava to dry to become cassava (dried cassava with minimal water content). Then cassava is grown to be smooth then steamed until cooked.

Sego Tiwul Delicious Food
Sego Tiwul Delicious Food

Tiwul serving, in general, is usually served with a sprinkling of grated coconut, at present the serving is more varied, with a variety of side dishes supporting, such as grilled chicken, tempe penyet and so on. Tiwul has a slightly sweet taste and naturally flavoured cassava, and fluffier clot into its sensation. In addition to the delicious rites. Tiwul has a lower calorie content than rice and is very suitable to help the diet.
Formerly inferior food, now Sego Tiwul has turned into superior food and has become a proud identity for the people and Gunungkidul Culinary tourism icon. 
Sego tiwul is very easy to find in the market, starting from traditional markets to luxury restaurants in tourist destinations, especially in Gunungkidul Regency. Additional information is available instant tiwul, for those of you who miss eating tiwul but don't have time to make it yourself.

Sego Tiwul Delicious Food
Sego Tiwul Delicious Food

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