Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Mantou, A legend of Chinese Food in Indonesia

The typical cuisine is derived purely from Trade City of Pare-Pare in South Sulawesi and the local business community householdsThe product name is Mantou breadsnackstypical of Chinese cultureassimilation has becometypical snacks in the town of Pare-Pare.Mantau breadmade ​​from wheat flourit feels different from ordinarybreadespecially in taste and the deliciousMantou bread is very tasty when fried orsteamed before eatingWhen friedbread mantau issue the tempting aromaMantau is a kind of steamed bread, similar buns are made from rice flour and yeastThe difference Mantou has no contents in itand the texture is more dense than MantoubunsMantau or Mantou bread is actually a staple food in northern China region

These foods are also mostly found in the culinary area in Beijing as WangfungjinJiumenStreet which is home to sell snacks in Beijing or in restaurants are there in Beijing.In the area of ​​northern Chinafood is food that is expensivebecause the materials used arecarefully selected ingredients and high qualityMantou has a sweet tasteand solidyetvery soft when chewedMantou shape is generally rectangular bubblethe bubble ofthe side over the top. In Chinesethe word Mantou means “Head of People Barbarian“.This story is a popular story of the Kingdom Periodwhen Zhuge Liang (armycommanderled the fight against the Shu forcesafter defeating Meng Huo barbarianruler

Along the wayZhuge Liang met with the river current was very swift. Zhuge Liang’s troops can not pass through the riversthen the barbarian ruler informed him that the way to cross the river is at the expense of 50 heads barbarian, to appease the guardian deity of the riverZhuge had other ideashe also made ​​a bread dough that resembles a human headthen he kills cows and horsesand the meat is filled into thebreadsimilar to a real human headZhuge Liang and his men then threw the contents of the bread into the riverand eventually he and his troops managed to cross the river.From the initial size of a human head with a lot of meat contentthe Tang Dynastywith the smaller of the earlier and later made ​​no later called Mantao content.
Mantau bread became popular and well known in Pare-Pare since 2007 and became a distinctive culinary previously it could only be found in the cityIt is not known who started the bakery business mantaubut see the ethnic mix of the dominant culture ofthe Chinese people who live in the town of Pare-Parethen obviously this culinarystems from themMantau bread was first discovered in the shop light rays which until now still producing bread mantau in Pare-PareAlthough this timebread has been found dipelbagai mantau placebut the bread mantau of Pare-Pare and the imageretains its own distinctive scentUntil nowbread mantau retains its flavor is sweet andgentle though it was in production in various forms and mix of flavorsbut the production of his native cityParepare still retaining its natural flavor.

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