Selam.... Merhaba from Turkey....
You know, Indonesia has many many traditional food and each regions or city has their own typical food as well.
And my today post is "Tahu Tek" , it's one of Indonesian traditional meal originally from Surabaya city-East Java. Tahu means tofu in Indonesian language. People call "tahu tek" maybe because the seller (mostly mobile traditional street vendor, we call it "gerobak") make a typical noise sounds " tek..tek..tek..tek" very loud and shrilly along kampoong/ alleys. That sound comes from the wok clink with fork or spatula by the seller to get attention.
Surabaya is "the home" of "tahu tek" . You can find this food's seller more than 2 or 3 sellers almost at same time in same alley, it's different from in other city. You should go to certain place where one seller have open a stall.
The typical of "tahu tek" is they use scissor instead of knife to cut everything during the serving with very noisy sound they make...clak...clak...claakk. (^,^)
Another unique thing about this "tahu Tek" is they only sell this food only at night, in many kampoong/ alleys you probably can meet this "tahu tek" seller upper 8 or 9 pm. I have no idea why...but for me (also for my families) the taste would be different if you eat it at noon or morning... This tahu tek kick your appetite when it eaten beyond 9 pm or even midnite! it's REALLY... ! So I call it "midnite snack" (^,^)
I am original from Surabaya..so I know almost everything about this my favorite food (^,^)