A street vendor sells sugarcane juice in a corner of city of Jambi
Guess what, I found this sugarcane juice vendor during walking around city of
So, I left my mom –who’s busy with shopping with my sister and my wife looking for local batik clothes- to visit the vendor’s little kiosk. Dozens of sugar cane bars orderly arranged in transparent glass box. The juice price is quite cheap, only IDR 2,000 (USD 22 cent) per cup.
Sugarcane bars ready for extracted
Now it’s the show time. The vendor turned on her extractor machine and started to crush the sugar cane bars one by one. Different with what I saw 30 years ago, this juice colour is greenish instead brownish. “It’s because the different kind of sugarcane,” said Ridho, friend of my brother who joint with us in the travelling. Only three bars of sugar cane needed to get a full glass of juice before I tasted it later and….
A glass of greenish sugarcane juice
It was a moment of truth, an unbelievable experience. A feeling that had been forgotten for long time finally came again. The juice is really fresh with a light sweet taste and good smell.
My brothers and Ridho might saw a flash of joyfulness in my eyes caused by such exciting experience. I successfully provoked them to also ordered the same drink as I did :)
And the sugar ane juice party just began in that sunny afternoon; at a small kiosk in city of
The sugarcane, that tasted good
The cinnamon, that
Come on, come on…
(Michael Stipe, R.E.M: Imitation of Life)