Gabin Tape is made from soft mashed fermented cassava filling, sandwiched between two crunchy cream crackers, and fried until golden brown.
Have you ever tried or heard cassava tapai before? Cassava tapai is a traditional fermented food in Indonesia, made from fermenting cassava with rice yeast. It is soft, sweet, yeasty, slightly tangy, and alcoholic, totally a different taste from your usual cassava.
Some people love it and others hate it due to its strong and unique taste. And if you do love cassava tapai, I think you will love Gabin Tape. Simple and easy to make with just 5 ingredients and they will be ready on the table in just 30 minutes. This old-fashioned snack will bring you back to the good old times.
What is Gabin Tape?
Gabin in Indonesian is a type of flat, usually square, plain biscuit, also commonly known as a cream cracker. Meanwhile, Tape or tapai is a traditional fermented preparation of starchy food. Gabin Tape literally means tapai crackers.
It is an Indonesian snack made from sweet mashed cassava tapai, sandwiched between two cream crackers, and fried until golden brown. It is soft inside and crunchy outside. This simple snack is usually eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon tea snack with tea and coffee.
How to Make
- Remove the hard stem in the middle of cassava tapai. Mash cassava tapai with a fork until smooth. Mix with all-purpose flour, sugar, and condensed milk until well combined.
- Spread the cassava tapai mixture on a cream cracker.
- Sandwich with another cream cracker. Fill the gap on the sides with the mixture.
- Deep-fry the Tape Gabin on low-medium heat until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.
- Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined dish to absorb the excess oil. Then, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Tape Gabin are ready to serve.