Savoury Meat Pancake Padang Style

Martabak Mesir

Preparation info
  • For

    , or 6–10 people as a snack

    people as a one-dish meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Sri Owen

Published 1994

  • About

Mesir means Egypt, but why the name is used here I do not know. My guess is that this is Muslim food. In fact, as I explained in an earlier book, Indonesian Food and Cookery, this dish came to Indonesia from India. But I am almost certain that, even further back in time, it was a Middle Eastern dish similar to what is now called borek. Somehow it reached Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and its name changed on the way. Here in Padang there is also a sweet martabak called