Gula Jawa (Indonesian Coconut Sugar) is a traditional ingredient in Indonesian and South-East Asian cuisine. The brown-coloured sugar offers the same sweetness with the depth of caramel and a hint of coconut. The moistness and richness of Gula Jawa mean it gives recipes a richer molasses flavour and a deep brown colour. It melts easily in soups, curries, and sauces. Normally comes as a cylindrical brick or slices. It is soft enough to be crushed by pestle or can also be grated using a grater.
It is an unrefined sugar and has a unique and delicious toffee-like, almost caramelised flavour, with hints of coconut.
Additional info: No colouring and preservatives added.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.