A LOCAL SPECIALTY NOT LIKE OTHERS

A LOCAL SPECIALTY NOT LIKE OTHERS

Only 30 mn from Dajuma, is a place not like others called Perancak. A place not like others because of the presence of these extraordinary fishing boats called buggies moored in the natural port of a river estuary. But not only. Most of the inhabitants of Perancak live there as fishermen. They have a local food speciality called Pedetan or Bedetan made from the sardenilla lemuru fish. The famous “Bugis boats” start the fishing trip from Perancak, usually the fishermen catch a lot of lemuru fishes and sell them to the fish cannery. The rest of the fishing is usually taken home and processed into Pedetan / Bedetan by the community of women who run a domestic industry in the village. They use a traditional technique to make the Bedetan, starting with cleaning the fish and removing the head, then they will split and fillet. The fish clean then seasoned with selected spices and continued drying in the sun until well dried. It can be kept  up to 2 months and you just need to fry it before eating it. It is crispy and delicious. A must to try next time you visit us!

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