Grilled fish cake typical of southern Sumatra

Helloindonesia.idPalembang is known as an area in the archipelago that is closely related to the culture of eating fish. No wonder that in Palembang there are so many culinary made from fish. One of which is the grilled fish cake of Palembang. Although many vendors are found in other cities, but only in Palembang culinary lovers of the archipelago. You can find fish grilled fish cake that have distinctive flavors.

Grilled fish cake
Grilled fish cake

The special taste of Palembang grilled fish cake is produced from raw mackerel which has export quality. In addition, if in other areas fish grilled fish cake use a splash of peanut sauce. Palembang grilled fish cake are enjoyed while inhaling cuko, a sauce that is also used to enjoy the mpek-mpek.

One seller of Palembang grilled fish cake found at Plaza Kuto Besak, revealed, to make grilled fish cake. The ingredients used include mackerel fish meat, sago flour, coconut milk, and thinly sliced ​​scallions.

How to make grilled fish cake

The way to make it is very simple. At first saute the seasoning that has been mashed, namely onion and garlic with added salt. After that, put the mackerel meat in a large container, then add sago flour, eggs, coconut milk, and ground pepper. Then enter the ice water slowly while stirring evenly. After reaching a certain thickness, then add the spices that have been sauteed, and stir well. After the batter of the grilled fish cake is finished, the thing to do then is to wrap it in banana leaves and roast it on hot coals until it is cooked.

Grilled fish cake
Grilled fish cake

One that is interesting, the grilled fish cake of Palembang fish are usually enjoyed while inhaling or sipping the broth of soup, the broth is also used in culinary mpek-mpek. Inhaling the broth after biting the grilled fish cake will add a distinctive taste to the grilled fish cake. A pack of ordinary fish grilled fish cake is sold at Rp1,000. It certainly becomes an affordable price to enjoy one of Indonesia’s culinary flavors that are distinctively Indonesian.

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