A Speciality Fish Cake from Palembang

Empek-Empek Palembang

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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The real attraction of this dish is the hot, sweet and sour sauce. For myself, I like it best when I serve empek-empek in London as an exotic warm salad of fish cake with Oriental dressing. But it originated as a Palembang street food speciality, and connoisseurs will tell you that you have to go there to get the real thing. I know only two people who can make really good, authentic empek-empek at home. One is an Indonesian colleague who used to help me cook when I had my delicatessen in Wi