Cakwe “Chinese Doughnut” Bites
Prochiz Lovers, do you still remember buying the viral fried bread in Bandung called Odading? “Odading Mang Oleh”. The taste makes you feel like Iron Man. “Buy Odading Mang Oleh over here,” said Ade Lombok, the Odading seller. This type of promotion made this Odading a success story, following a viral video, viewed by millions of locals in 2020. Did any Prochiz Lovers also followed and looked for Odading?
Other than odading, there are other fried dough snacks that are popular and loved from year to year. None other than “Cakwe” or Chinese Doughnuts. Usually the vendors at the market sells odading along with cakwe; odading is the sweet fried dough, and cakwe is the tasty and salty fried dough.
Even though they are usually sold together, the origin of cakwe is different than odading, Prochiz Lovers. Originated from China, the name cakwe also known as Yóu zhá guǐ , pronounced ‘You ca kue’ which means fried ghost. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds, this name is full of nationalism story in China when the Song Dynasty was in power during the 12 th Century. During that time, a general called Yue-Fei was so loved by the people because he conquered
the enemy and returned some cities that belonged to the Song Dynasty. But because of jealousy, the Prime Minister named Qin-Gui falsely accused General Yue-Fei and he was sentenced to death. The death of the General ignited anger of the people in China. As a form of protest, a small vendor had an idea to fry two flour dough shaped as two humans with their backs together. When they fried it, the dough expanded and exploded in the frying pan.
Just like Mang Oleng that went viral with his Odading promotions, his business also was called out “Fried Gui For Sale!” which spread throughout mainland China. The phrase “Fried Gui For Sale” in the local language is pronounced “Yóu zhá guǐ” pronounced ‘You ca kue’. Hui or Gui refers to the name of Prime Minister Qin Gui. Wow, marketing back then was also very creative!
Well, does a glimpse of the history of Cakwe makes Prochiz Lovers want to try to make this at home? Prochiz Cakwe is unlike any other cakwe, we made modern Cakwe Bites with Prochiz Mayo dipping sauce. Let’s try to make it together!
In addition to chili sauce or tomato sauce, Prochiz Lovers can use Prochiz Mayo! That tastes creamy and delicious as a dip for all types of food. For Prochiz Lovers who likes spicy food, Prochiz Mayo Pedass is also available in 15gr packaging which tastes delicious. Cooking becomes more simple, practical and the results are more special. Good luck, Prochiz Lovers! Also share your #Bikinyangsimpeljadispesial and #ProchizMakinPraktis moments on social media by tagging the account @keju_Prochiz.
- 400 gr Bread Flour
- 100 gr All Purpose Flour
- 12 gr Sugar
- 5 gr Baking Powder
- 5 gr Baking Soda
- 10 gr Salt
- 5 gr Stock Powder
- 10 gr Margarine
- 350 ml Water
- 200 gr Prochiz Mayo! Salad Dressing
- 10 gr Black pepper
- 2 cloves Garlic Powder
- Add all ingredients, bread flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, stock powder, margarine and water to a bowl.
- Stir until combined. After that rest the dough overnight.
- Roll out the dough thinly and cut into small pieces lengthwise.
- Then fry the cakwe in hot oil.
- Dipping sauce: Combine all ingredients, Prochiz Mayo, black pepper and finely chopped garlic, stir until smooth.
- Cakwe is ready to be served with delicious Prochiz Mayo dip.