Monday, May 4, 2009

Keripik Ubi (Sweet Potato Chips)

A woman is selling Keripik Ubi which is fried sweet potato chips.


The oil to fry.


Fried sweet potato chips.

The fried sweet potato chips are put into white paper bags.

It costs Rp. 6.000/bag
Currency rate:
1 USD = Rp. 10. 650
1 MYR = Rp. 3.000


If you want to make your own Keripik Ubi, it's very easy ;)

First you need to peel off the sweet potato's skin then rinse the sweet potato with clean water, cut it into thin slices, deep fry it in to hot oil until it becomes golden, drain it then sprinkle with salt.

Beside the sweet potato chips, the lady is also selling fried tapioca/cassava which we called it here as Singkong goreng. It also has the same process of making like the sweet potato chips.

So, is anyone going to try to make this sweet potato chips or fried tapioca? :)

88 comments:

  1. i'll make it if you come over and share them with me :)

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  2. I'm very tempted! Save a chair for me.

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  3. pearl: Hahaha... sounds a good deal!

    mary: *saving a chair for Mary* ;)

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  4. over here in malaysia normally we have packet sweet potato...but so far i've not seen the freshly fried one...

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  5. simplegirl: We actually also have the packet ones, usually it's the purple sweet potato :)

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  6. i prefer the fried tapioca with some fine sugar as dip.

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  7. same with ours too......
    we also have hot and spicy...
    same like yours......
    same way same taste.

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  8. Oh yum, they look SO good and I bet they're perfect freshly fried like that!

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  9. foodbin: Oh.. you meant the tapioca chips?

    pisang goreng: *hi 5* That's great :)

    kerstin: Yes, they are perfectly freshly fried :D

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  10. Ahhhh, sweet potato chips! I love all chips, but those sound great!

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  11. mica: Chips are great snack! Well, not the fat part, hehehe...

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  12. I like to try the fried tapioca...

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  13. ck lam: It's a yummy snack :)

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  14. that's a lot of oil! But looks so yumm :P

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  15. noobcook: Hehehe... it need to be deep fried :)

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  16. Carefully studing your postings we have come to the conclusion that your Indon goreng ( halal ) street food closely resembles Malaysian Malay street food , save for some subtle differences as for eg we cannot recall street people here frying potato chips aka round strips like you have neither tapioca roots like that but here tapioca are grinded and fried as "balls, as far as we know ! Also here pisang goreng is King and a Malay classic!

    Talk about Indon accent, Malay girls and Indon girls . Soon we shall have to ask... which ones better ah ?
    LOL !

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  17. This looks like a nice little snack! I'd definitely like to make keripik ubi and singkong goreng, but it would be nicer to enjoy these straight out of this woman's wok! Oh, and do you dip these in a sauce or is salt the only condiment you use?

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  18. BSG: psssttt... tell you, the pisang goreng (original one and the kalimantan/borneo version) plus also the combro aka tapioca being grind with filling of gula melaka or oncom - it's kinda like tempe (soybean cake), have not been published yet in this blog! You just need to be patient, ok ;P

    Uhmmm... Indonesian girl's accent must be sound sweeter, right? ;)hehehe...

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  19. sapuche: Usually when we eat these fried stuff we don't deep them into anything, the salt is the only condiment :)
    Soon, I'll blog other fried stuff snack that we eat with green chili padi.

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  20. Mmm, nice, i prefer to buy and eat it^^ love it!

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  21. sakaigirl: Hahaha... good! Avoid the troublesome of making it! :D

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  22. These look so delicious - I think I'll have to give it a go

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  23. These street favourites is suh good snacks. I do go get these from my favourite hawker but once in a while.

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  24. Oh, these sound so would love some, please.

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  25. Looks great! I love sweet potato fries, so why not sweet potato chips? I may try to make a baked version.

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  26. wah..... I wanna try that... ^-^

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  27. I would try to make the sweet potato chips but I am trying to eat healthy right now. They look so good.

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  28. I want some....I will glady eat anything with sweet potatoes in it.

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  29. wow love this one, here we also use this chips and coat it with caramel chilli sauce, really taste good.

    www.bigboysoven.com

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  30. those look and sound delicious!

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  31. Kristen: Hehehe… it’s yummy!

    worldwindows: You can find it at a hawker? That’s cool! :)

    donna-ffw: *hands a bag of the sweet potato chips*

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  32. sara: You are going to make a baked version? That’s great! :)

    food paradise: Try the taste or making it? Hehehe…

    pam: If you are making the sweet potato chips, make sure the sweet potato isn’t too ripe because it might contain water more which caused less of crunchiness.

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  33. jeff: I guess that you will try to make the sweet potato chips? ;)

    BBO: The chips coated with caramel chili sauce in Indonesia is made from tapioca. The famous ones are made in Padang - Sumatra :)

    heather: It’s a nice snack ;)

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  34. Can I come too? I love sweet tater fries so I know i would love a chip too

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  35. Yuuuum. Singkong goreng is so good. I remember being a child in Ujung Pandang and watching our pembantu make it. I loved it. Can't find anything like it in the US.

    Selby - come open up a restaurant in Dallas! There is no Indonesian food here, and I miss it!

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  36. marybeth: Sure! :D

    kacie: Hi Kacie, thanks for dropping by my blog :) Wow! You lived in Ujung Pandang before? That's so cool! You must be quite familiar with Indonesian food. I wish I could move to the USA someday, hehehe...

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  37. Sweet potato chips are simply delicious and one of the authentic Asian food around. I love those fried with sweet chilli sauce, honey with anchovies & groundnuts! Simply appetizing....!

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  38. Sweet potato chips (or fries) with kosher salt- YUM!

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  39. bits of taste: Yes! Sweet chilli sauce, honey with anchovies & groundnuts are all perfect for fried snacks :D

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  40. monica h: definitely yummy :)

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  41. I could definitely make those chips!

    I make potato chips like that, except microwave them for a few minutes until crispy.

    So good!

    I always love seeing your pictures Selby!

    www.slim-shoppin.com

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  42. jenn: the microwaving first, it's a good idea for getting the crunchiness.
    Thanks for compliment, Jenn :)

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  43. (up late I know, but cannot sleep, long story)

    I am going to tackle fried plantains next, does that count? Some of us were talking and we came to the conclusion...what fried ingredient does not tempt us all...the smell sense, and salty flavor is what gets us hooked!

    I have seen your site before and like it!

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  44. chef e: Welcome back! :)
    Sorry to hear that you can't get asleep yet, maybe drinking a glass of warm milk and browsing some food blogs will help!

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  45. We also make fried sweet potato like that, to be eaten with date chutney. I love SingKong Goreng, its so yummy, goes so well with tea. We don't get cassava here.

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  46. laveena: I've never tried date chutney :) No cassava in India at all?

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  47. Gosh... I'm drooling over those fried tapioca. We do get them here but instead of in fresh forms, they are mashed up and made into little sausage like rolls. :)

    http://crizfood.com/

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  48. criz lai: We also have it here in Indonesia and it's called combro :)

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  49. fried and chips - sounds like the right idea to me....

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  50. We love sweet potato fries...and chips. How lucky to be able to get them on every street corner!

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  51. I wonder how many times have the oil been re-used? :O

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  52. Yum! I bet these are a million times more tasty than anything in bags at our local grocery! Chips are my weakness!

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  53. I'd love to try this. So unique and packed ful of flavor too!

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  54. ohhh..my fav snacks! sweet potato slices and balls! Penang ones are the best!

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  55. Oh do they ever look good! I would love some of those chips!

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  56. Now I am craving some sweet potato chips!

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  57. Singkong goreng for me please. But thin slices can?

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  58. doggybloggy: It’s great for a snack :)

    catherine: I think it never crossed our mind as Indonesian that we are lucky to be able to get snack so easily on the street, but yes, you are right, we are lucky :)

    tigerfish: Uh oh… do we really want to know? Hehehe…

    the ungourmet: Hahaha… you gotta try it!

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  59. Katherine aucoin: Can try to make it by your own ;)

    TNG: Whoaaa… I gotta try the Penang ones!

    Debbie: Hi Debbie, thanks for dropping by my blog. Please come again :)

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  60. MTC: Hehehe… time to make sweet potato chips!

    tummythoz: Sure! We have the thin slices with sweet hot chili caramel and also the one with sugar salt powder :)

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  61. Crispy! I wonder what kind of fat you use for deep frying over there? We have sweet potato fries here as well, but usually cut to look more like french fries, or they are cut and roasted in the oven. Many people in this country are becoming more conscious about the consequences of cooking with so much fat, especially deep frying...so they look for alternate cooking methods. Very tempting, though :)

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  62. it's spelt slightly diff in Msia..it's Kerepek. I like it cooked with sambal manis.. crunchy and spicy!

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  63. glo: Most of the time, it's vegetable oil that we use for frying. I guess so far the Indonesian are really concious about fried stuff :)

    sc: Hehehe... many words between Indonesia and Malaysia are similiar but different spelling although it's pronounce almost the same :)

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  64. kerepek ubi is one of my favourite snacks of all time! i can survive on it the whole day! hehe...some salt with it would be fantastic!

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  65. nic: Can survive just eating sweet potato chips the whole day? You sure? Wow!!!

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  66. I would definitely eat a bag or two of keripik ubi!! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites :)

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  67. Sweet potato chips sound good! I would eat a lot of them right now!

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  68. tavolini: One bag would be not enough, but two bags would be ;)

    5 stars foodie: It's yummy ;)

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  69. With a few bags of this in front of the TV show is the best!

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  70. email2me: Hahaha.. agreed!

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  71. haha, was going to ask you to invite me if you make it!

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  72. cumi & ciki: Hehehe... too bad, I'm not making it :D

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  73. I'm not one for deep frying; maybe I can convince my mum to make it for me. hehe.

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  74. lyrical lemongrass: Hope that your mom will try to make it, let us here know how's the result, ok ;)

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  75. I make these but I bake them, your pictures are really nice, great job

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  76. Love those pictures, thanks for sharing with us.

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  77. foodie with little thyme: Thank you :)

    gramma & grampa devault: Hello Gramma & Grampa DeVault, thank you for dropping by my blog and also for your compliment. The baked sweet potatoes are much healthier than the fried ones :)

    helene: Thanks, glad to share it :)

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  78. wow! Very good snacks lo! Once I get my hands on it, I can never stop until it's finish. hehe..

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  79. I wouldn't be able to stop eating these!

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  80. allie: Hehehe… true, it also happened to me!

    tangled noodle: Hahaha… yeah, me too!

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  81. As someone who always enjoys eating baked and roasted sweet potatoes here in Japan, I would love to try those!

    I hope this isn't a really stupid question, but what kind of oil do vendors like that usually use for frying? Is it rapeseed oil?

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  82. MM: There's no fried sweet potato in Japan?
    Most people in Indonesia are using vegetable oil to fry food but there's been a rumor saying that many street food vendors are using waste cooking oil which they got from fast food restaurants. The reason is to reduce the cost and making profit.

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  83. Love sweet potato chips a lot, but don't think I'm going to DIY at home. Haha, I prefer to buy outside!

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  84. We love love love love love sweet potatoes! These sound better than any chip on the market.

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  85. Oh I would love a bag of those chips right now, perk me up at my desk here in the office! With a diet coke! YAY!
    Lori Lynn

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  86. sugar bean: Hehehe.. yeah, me too ;)

    duo dishes: Whoaaaa... can tell that sweet potato chips are your favorite, nice! :D

    lori lynn: Hi Lori Lynn, welcome to my blog. I love eating chips with soda too, it's so perfect! :)

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