Bondowoso is well known / famous as Tape City (Kota Tape). “Tape” is a typical traditional food from Bondowoso and it is spread in almost every area in Bondowoso district. This food can be considered as a good and nutritious snack. Tape is sweet food made from slightly fermented cassava. Tape Bondowoso has a special sweet taste and cannot be imitated by other towns. By consuming Tape, the need of B1 vitamin in our body can be fulfilled, and so our body will be fresh. B1 vitamin is very important for women who have just given birth to restore the new energy and also to produce the milk. It is also good for curing the laziness, hemorrhoids, and also for curing pimples.
There are many types of tape produced in Bondowoso, for example: Tape Manis at Wringin village; Tape Manalagi at RE. Martadinata Street; Tape 31 and Tape 82 at PB Sudirman Street. It is modified into several kinds, for example, Dodol and Suwar Suwir. The main ingredient of tape is fermented cassava.