The Existence Of Tempeh In London
What is tempeh?
It is no doubt how many tempeh lovers, tempeh fans, and tempeh consumers in the world. It’s countless! Tempeh has been eaten and produced in Indonesia for centuries, and now it has been increasing rapidly throughout the world. This kind of food is highly appreciated due to its great taste and texture. Besides, it is also beneficial for health. It has amazing healthful properties since it contains very great protein with zero cholesterol. The other benefits of tempeh are so much. You will not realize how healthy it is till you taste it by yourself.
Tempeh is made from soybean seeds which is fermented with the help of Rhizopus Oligosporus mold (starter). It forms a firm ‘patty’ that has a subtle and also slightly nutty taste, making the consumers feel hooked to eat it. This kind of food which used to be known as ‘cheap food’ now has been transformed into sumptuous and favored in the world. Even, in other country like Japan, Holland, and Germany, tempeh is known as classy cuisines and sold so expensive there.
Tempeh in Indonesia
Tempeh is very popular on the island of Java, Indonesia. Javanese people often produce tempeh in a traditional way using Hibiscus Tiliaceus leaves or ‘daun waru’. It is usually called ‘tempe gódhóng’. The undersides of those leaves are covered in downy hairs in which the mold of Rhizopus Oligosporus will be found to ferment soybeans. Nevertheless, the modern way of tempeh-making process can also be found in some big tempeh manufacturers. They usually use ‘instant starter’ to be spread in the soybeans, then wrap it in plastics. This is, then, known as ‘tempe murni’.
Besides popular as tempeh manufacturers,Indonesia is also popular with its tempeh types. There are many types of tempeh can be found. Here are some of them in Indonesian name
– tempe goreng : deep-friend tempeh
– tempe bacem : boiled with spices and palm sugar, then fried for a minutes. The taste will be damp, spicy, sweet, with dark-colored
– tempe kering : raw tempeh cut into little sticks, deep fried, and then mixed with spices and sugar, sometimes also mixed with separately fried peanuts.
– tempe mendoan : thinly sliced tempeh, battered and deep fried quickly.
– tempe gembus : made from okara
– tempe oncom : made from peanut press cake, the color is orange, with Neurospora Sitophila inside
– tempe bongkrek : the almost rotten tempeh used in small amounts as a flavoring
Tempeh in London
The consumption of tempeh recently has been increasing rapidly, not only in Indonesia but also overseas, especially in London. Here is a little story of an owner of tempeh restaurant London, warung tempeh in London. Before this man build his tempeh business in London, he had lived in Indonesia for about 10 years and spent several months studying tempeh production both techniques and processes. This journey took him across the island from east to west, beginning in Malang and finishing in Jakarta.
The first time he tasted tempeh, he felt in love with this unique food. Then, he decided to learn how to make tempeh there so that when he returned to his country, he could make tempeh himself. For the first time, he made tempeh to himself. But gradually, he finally build a business that served tempeh as the main menu. His business now is growing so well. He named his business “warung tempeh london”. The name of ‘Warung Tempeh’ is obtained from where he first tried tempeh, in a warung located in an Indonesian street-side stall. So, he thinks that this is also appropriate to be used for his authentic Indonesian tempeh tot he lively street markets in London.
He decided to set up Warung Tempeh to introduce the delights of the this amazing food to a wider consumers, and are delighted to be doing so from the street food stall on Leather Lane Market in central London. Every day, he and of course with his employees serve the tasty homemade tempeh in freshly and delicious cooked dishes. His tempeh is organic and made with traditional method which is using only Rhizopus Oligosporus, a starter culture usually used by Indonesian tempeh-manufacturers, that will give tempeh its amazing nutritional value.
He told that there are so many customer want to consume this health food because they realize that this is a kind of health food. Now, his business has succeed and he really enjoys his job.
From the short story above, we can conclude that tempeh is favored not only by Indonesian people, but also English citizens, even other countries. There are many tempeh restaurant london can be found with different menus. People is quite easy to find this food. Even, many supermarket transforms to tempeh supermarket.
Tempeh starter role
It has no doubt that in the tempeh manufacture, ragi tempeh or tempeh starter is needed. Without good-quality tempeh starter, soybeans will not be fermented well into tempeh. Starter is a kind of beneficial fermentation substance containing microorganism to ferment and breeding media for the microorganism itself. Tempeh starter is used to ferment soybeans become tempeh. In some explanation above, it is often mentioned ‘Rhizopus Oligosporus’ terms. And that’s totally true because the starter culture is Rhizopus Oligosporus. This is a kind of filamentous form fungi, and this is not a bacterial form. In the contrary, this mould is a beneficial fungus.
In Indonesia, tempeh starter indonesia is usually packed traditionally using banana leaves. Sometimes, people also use banana leaves combined with paper. This is why Indonesia’s tempeh is usually wrapped traditionally using leaves. The traditional way of making tempeh starter is usually done by those who prefer to make their own tempeh in middle to low scale. Using plastic is also possible, but the taste will not as delicious as using banana leaves. Even so, the instant tempeh starter culture rhizopus oligosporus is normally used in the manufacturing tempeh indonesia, especially in a big manufacturer.
We as a tempeh starter seller
For Indonesian people, is it very easy to find tempeh in most supermarkets. But in foreign country, finding tempeh supermarket can be quite difficult. There are many people who live overseas want to eat tempeh but they don’t know where to buy it. Finally, many of them try to make tempeh homemade. But, new problem arises. They don’t know where to find tempeh starter. If any, it can be expensive.
We are tempebumbung, an online seller of tempeh starter. We sell tempeh starter with the brand of Raprima which is very well-known for its quality to produce good-quality tempeh. If you want to establish a business like the story of warung tempeh london, you can order our tempeh starter with us. We are here to serve you.
Tempeh is definitely one food with high protein which is cheap and easily to get. If you feel doubt of buying tempeh sold in the market or tempeh amazon, you can make it by yourself so that you will exactly know its process and its hygiene. If you need more information about Raprima tempeh starter, please feel free to contact us anytime you need. We provide Raprima tempeh starter from retail purchase of small party or in bulk, even wholesale.
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