HomeBlogs Pempek Pempek or Empek-empek Palembang is a typical food made from fish and
sago. In fact it is difficult to say that the center is pempek Palembang
is because in almost all areas in South Sumatra produce.
accompanied by the sauce pempek black-brown color called chocolate
vinegar or cuko (Palembang language). Cuko made from water that heated,
and added brown sugar, Cayenne tumbuk, garlic, and salt. Cuko friend is
eating pempek the faithful, made spicy to increase appetite. There are
also sweet for the cuko do not like spicy.
Type pempek is the
famous "pempek Submarine" is a chicken egg is wrapped with the pempek
dough and fried in hot oil. There are also others such as pempek lenjer,
pempek rounded (or familiar with the name "ada'an"), pempek fish skin,
pempek pistel (young papaya sliced content that has been spiced stew),
pempek small eggs, and pempek curls.
Pempek can easily be found
in the entire city of Palembang. Have to sell in the restaurant, there
is a cart, and also have a hit. Also, each school canteen certainly have
to sell pempek. 1980, pempek seller can assume 1 basket full pempek
around the city of Palembang while walking selling food. Pempek now
there are two types, namely Parempek mix between Pare and Pempek.
to history, there have been in Jakarta since pempek entry of Chinese
Immigrants to Palembang, which is around the 16-th century, when Sultan
Mahmud Badaruddin II in the power-Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. Name
empek-empek or pempek believed to come from a "stale", which is a
descendant of an old man to China.
Based on Folklore, about a
year in 1617 fuggy aged 65 years living in the area of assembly (edge
Musi River) are concerned about witnessed abundant catch of fish in the
River Musi. Of the catch is not entirely used correctly, and only a
fried dipindang. The Sweaty and then try an alternative to other
processing. He Giling mix the fish meat with tapioca flour, so that the
resulting new foods. New food sold by the Sweaty biking around the city.
Therefore, it is called as "stale pek ...", then the food is finally
known as empek-empek or pempek. 
However, this story of the
people should be more because of new cassava Portuguese introduced the
nation to India in the 16 century. In addition velocipede (bicycle) new,
known in France and Germany in the 18 century. However pempek is a very
possible adaptation of Chinese food such as fish Baso, kekian or
Initially made from fish pempek Belida. However, with
increasingly rare and expensive price Belida fish, fish, fish is
replaced with a cork cheaper price, but with the feeling that remains
In the next development, also used other types of
river fish, such as fish putak, toman, and persuasion. Also used the
type of fish such as sea Tenggiri, Kakap Red, parang-parang, yellow
tail, and the fish.
Pempek one of the dough, there are many foods
that can be produced, depending on the composition and processing, and
end the pattern continued. Are Laksan, Tekwan, Model, and Celimpungan.
Laksan and celimpungan presented in a sauce containing coconut milk, and
while the model presented in tekwan dressing that contains the elephant
ear, head of the shrimp, and other spices