Monday, 13 August 2012

History Mpek-mpek Palembang

History Mpek-mpek
History Mpek-mpek, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia

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Pempek or Empek-empek Palembang is the typical food made ​​from fish and sago. Actually it is difficult to say that pempek center is because almost all Palembang in South Sumatra region producing it.

Pempek presentation accompanied by a sauce of black brownish-called vinegar or cuko (Palembang language). Cuko made ​​from boiled water, then add brown sugar, shrimp, dried shrimp and crushed chili, garlic, and salt. Indigenous people of Palembang, cuko than once made ​​spicy to increase appetite.

But as the influx of immigrants from outside the island of Sumatra is now found cuko with a sweet taste you do not like spicy. Cuko can protect teeth from caries (damage to the enamel and dentin). Because in one liter of solution usually contained 9-13 sauce pempek ppm fluoride. a complement to the typical eating tasteless food is fresh cucumber slices and diced yellow noodles.

Pempek kind is the famous "pempek submarine", which is chicken wrapped in egg batter and fried in oil pempek heat. There are others such as pempek lenjer, pempek round (or known by the name "ada'an"), fish skin pempek, pempek pistel (papaya slices content that has been spiced stew), pempek small eggs, and pempek curly.

Pempek could very easily be found throughout the city of Palembang. Pempek sold everywhere in Palembang, there are selling at a restaurant, there's a side of the road, and also there is a bear. Canteens in all schools / workplace / campus would anyone sell pempek. In the 1980s, sellers usually carry a basket pempek full pempek while walking around the city of Palembang hawking food.

History Mpek-mpek

Historically, there have been pempek in Kilkenny since the influx of Chinese migrants into Palembang, which is around the 16th century, when Sultan Mahmud II ruled Badaruddin-Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. Empek-empek name or pempek believed to have originated from the term "stale", which is the name for an old man of Chinese descent.

Based on folklore, about the year 1617 a 65-year-old moldy living in the Assembly (the banks of the Musi River) are concerned about watching the abundant catch of fish in the Musi River that have not been entirely put to good use, only limited and dipindang fried. He then tried other treatment alternatives. He mixed minced fish meat with tapioca flour, to produce a new food. The new food is peddled by the musty by cycling around the city. Therefore, the seller called "the pitch ... stale", then the food came to be known as empek-empek or pempek.

But this folklore should be explored further because of new cassava was introduced into Indonesia by Portuguese in the 16th century. In addition velocipede (bicycle) was unknown in France and Germany in the 18th century. Besides the new Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin born in 1767. Also cassava as raw material for new sago is known in the Portuguese colonial era and new cultivated commercially in 1810. Although it is possible pempek is an adaptation of Chinese food such as fish meatballs, or ngohyang kekian.

At first pempek Belida made from fish. However, with increasing scarcity and high price of Belida fish, fish fish cork is replaced with cheaper, but still tasty flavors.

In further development, also used other kinds of river fish, such as fish putak, toman, and persuasion. Also used fish species such as mackerel, red snapper, machete, machete, yellow tail, and the next fish. Also has anyone used dencis fish, catfish and white tuna.


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