Tempe (soybean cake) from Java, Indonesia.

Believed to have existed since 2,000 years ago, tempe once was a fermented food from soybean originally made in China and brought to the island of Java in the form of what we know as today’s soy sauce (kecap). Ancient Javanese then modified the process of making it, later used almost similar name to tumpi (white colored traditional food from sago) to name this soon-becoming-popular dish from Indonesia.


(via beingindonesian)