Tekwan, a specialty of Palembang
Course Main course
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Palembang, South Sumatra
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Fish cake, shrimp broth, rice vermicelli, mushroom, jicama, celery, scallion, shallot
Cookbook: Tekwan  Media: Tekwan

Tekwan is a fish soup typical of Palembang, Indonesia. The fish cakes are made from the dough of fish and tapioca similar to pempek. The fish cake is cut in small sizes and presented in shrimp broth with a distinctive flavor, served with rice vermicelli, mushrooms, sliced jicama, and sprinkled with sliced fresh celery, scallion and fried shallot. Some versions use prawns as an ingredient.[1]

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  1. Von Holzen, H.; Ltd, M.C.I.P. (2014). A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking. Marshall Cavendish. p. 90. ISBN 978-981-4634-95-3. Retrieved January 29, 2015.

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