Gambang bread is a food that is almost extinct, coming from the Dutch era that has a unique taste.
Gambang bread is actually a kind of sponge cake, the difference is gambang bread does not use white sugar but using brown sugar or palm sugar as a sweetener food. Because in that time very difficult to get white sugar. Other ingredients consist of flour, margarine, egg, cinnamon powder, milk, and other ingredients.
This food is many on sold but since Betawi people migrate out or move to outskirts of Jakarta it is rare to find these food vendors.
Gambang bread shaped very similar to the traditional musical instrument of Betawi people, gambang keromong.
Gambang kromong is one of the orchestra music that combines gamelan elements and Chinese music instruments. Such as sukong, kongahyan and tehyan.