Indonesia have different kind of Rujak or Rojak, there is Rujak Uleg or Rujak Manis.
Rujak uleg, is one of traditional foods which commonly come from East Java, especially from Surabaya. Rujak uleg is kind of salad with shrimp paste sauce that pestle with bean, chilli and garlic. While, the salad is about cucumber, bean sprout, water spinach, cake rice or lontong, tofu, soy bean cake or tempe, pineapple and ‘Cingur’. Cingur is kind of mouth or part of mouth and nose from cow. Rujak Uleg is also known as Rujak Cingur because it has Cingur as the salad ingredients.
While, Rujak manis, is kind of fruit salad with hot and sweet sauce made by Aren sugar and bean. The fruit is commonly taken from semi raw mango, star fruit, ambarella, bengkoang, guava, pineapple, water melon, jack fruit, apple, tofu, papaya, melon, cashew, cucumber, bell fruit, complete with krupuk or cracker.
Those kind of Rujak can be found in Blauran traditional market in Surabaya. Blauran traditional market, was build since 1957. This market is the most comprehensive market in Surabaya where we can find any goods in retails and quite oldest in Surabaya city that experience some rapid development in times.
Blauran market is divided into some sections according to the function on each sections. There is a section for daily goods like garment, electronics, books or kinds of those things. Especially for book section, this traditional market is offer complete books for students or personal. Moreover, in different side, it is such a flea market, where we can find numbers of book tittles that we cannot find in modern book store. There are numbers of new and used book or magazines from different genre like architectures, art, science, politic, entertainment and many more. All of those are in good condition and worthy.
Blauran traditional market is about traditional cakes. Indeed, most people go to Blauran market for traditional cakes and foods that become significantly rare today. As we know, modernization plays an important role today and brings dozens of improvements in people’s life. Thus, modern people may consume numbers of western cakes or European dishes, but traditional cakes will be stand on its ground.
In Blauran market, there will be various snacks, beverages, main course and more cakes. The price is similar and competitive among the seller, starts from Rp. 500 per piece and the profit will be more than 1 million a day. Those profits will be increase when the people have occasional event like wedding ceremony, birthday party, meeting purposes, great holiday or else. Those sellers will cut the price until 50% off after more than 8 pm. Do you know about the taste of Surabaya or East Java? Just come to Blauran market.
It sweet, little bit spicy yet nice.