One small thing about me: I LOVE fried cassavas! One fateful day I went for shopping at Pasaraya when a craving for snacks kicked in. So I went to have coffee at Pasaraya’s Kafe Toraja, and ordered the Toraja coffee (I have always loved it) and also asked for fried cassava.
The cassavas came in a small basket and I devoured them instantly, leaving only two pieces for my shopping buddy to taste and two more leftovers which I wrapped in a tissue and put in my handbag. Yep – call me kampungan and see if I care. But I wasn’t going to leave those babies behind, and from the look of it, the coffee shop didn’t really handle take-outs. I just couldn’t help it, the cassavas were very crispy and crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. It was very tasty, and I think they boiled them in garlic and salt first before they fried them.
The Toraja (plain black) coffee was… ummm I don’t have any superlatives to describe coffee… so I am just going to say, strong yet mild on my stomach, and very fragrant. According to a coffee connoisseur, Toraja coffee is of the Arabica variety which is milder and less acidic. Loved it. Unfortunately this place has now closed down.
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