My ex-supervisor brought me to eat at Pondok Sanjaya that served delicious Palembang food (Palembang is the capital city from South Sumatra, Indonesia).
Pempek is fish cake made from mackerel fish and sago.
It can be consumed as main meal or as snack.
No. 1 = Pempek Pistel (grated young papaya filling)
No. 2 = Pempek Kulit Ikan (Fish Skin)
No. 3 = Pempek Tahu (tofu filling)
No. 4 = Pempek Keriting (Curly)
No. 5 = Pempek Lenjer (without filling)
No. 6 = Pempek Telor or also known as Kapal Selam Kecil (egg filling)
Note: There are 2 kinds of Pempek Kapal Selam (trans: kapal selam means submarine, Besar means Big, Kecil means Small). Pempek Kapal Selam Besar is filled with duck egg and in a bigger size than Pempek Telor. Pempek Kapal Selam Kecil/ Telor is filled with chicken egg .
No. 7 = Pempek Adaan (the fish cake dough is mixed with onions and coconut milk)
Aside from the shape of Pempek Pistel and Pempek Telor are almost the same, you can tell that Pempek Pistel got wave edges.
All the pempeks are boiled first before deep fried except the Pempek skin fish and Pempek Adaan which directly being deep fried.
No. 3 = tofu
No. 6 = chicken egg
No. 1 = grated young papaya
A good way to eat it is by adding the bird eye's chili sauce for those who love to eat hot and spicy.
Otak - Otak
the same dough like pempek but it's boiled like little meatballs in soup
Bubur Sumsum or Jongkong
Restoran Sari Sanjaya
Jl. Lapangan Roos Raya No. 1 Tebet
Telp: (021) 52901588
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