Palembang is a city that is famous for its traditional dish “Empek-empek”, that is also known as “Pempek”.
Pempek is typical of fish cake that is made from fish, tapioca flour and spices.
There are several kinds of Pempek, Pempek Kulit (the dough is mixed with minced fish skin, as the result it has stronger fishy aroma and darker color) , Pempek Rebus (the dough is boiled), Pempek Goreng (the dough is deep fried), Pempek Udang (the dough is mixed with minced shrimp), Pempek Dos (the dough has an original taste without being mixed with fish), Pempek Telok (the dough is filled with egg), Pempek Pistel (the dough is filled with raw papaya saute), Pempek Panggang (charcoal-grilled pempek filled with shrimp, sweet ketchup sauce, and chili sauce), Pempek Keriting (the dough is made into small noodle ball) and many more.
And today, we will tell you more about Pempek Panggang (charcoal-grilled Pempek filled with shrimp, sweet ketchup sauce, and chili sauce) that is also known as “Pempek Tunu”.
It is served by splitting and giving a mixture of dried shrimp, cayenne pepper and sweet soy
sauce. This food can be can also served with “Cuko” ( it is made by adding palm sugar, chili
pepper, garlic, vinegar and salt to boiling water. The color of this sauce is dark brown).
Pempek Tunu is usually sold around using carts, or we can also find it in many food outlets in Palembang that sells many kinds of Pempek.
So, if you come to Palembang do not miss to taste this kind of snack. It is delicious and easy to find in many food outlets in Palembang.
Copy Writer: Diana Luspa