Mpek Mpek Palembang

Menyambung ketidakpuasan atas mpek mpek yang aku beli di acara Agustusan di Kedutaan maka diputuskan untuk membuat empek2 sendiri…alah apaan seh bahasanya?? Browsing sana sini decided to use recipe from Ine Sena. There were two recipes of mpek mpek in her blog and she said the other one lebih nendang but because I didn’t have tepung tang mien so I just made the normal mpek mpek.

Here is the recipe in English with a little modofication from me

– 200 gr cold tenggiri fish straight from the fridge (I used king mackerel)
– 100 ml ice water
– 1 garlic mashed
– 100 gr tapioca flour
– 1 tbs flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp sugar

for the mpek mpek filling; mix 1 egg with a little bit of salt

– Mix fish, half of the ice water, sugar, salt and garlic in a food processor until smooth.
– Add the rest of the water, mix well.
– Add flour, mix well but don’t mix it too long, just until everything is smooth and even.
– The result is a soft (a little bit watery) dough.
– Pour little bit of tapioca in a flat clean surface ie; cutting board and also some onto your hands to prevent them from sticking to the dough.
– Pour the dough on the clean surface and form the mpek mpek.
– Spoon 1 tsp egg inside the mpek mpek and form the kapal selam (pada tau kan itu gimana bentuknya.
– Boil the mpek mpek in boiling water with a little bit of oil to make it shiny.
– When it rises it means it’s done.
– Deep fried when you want to serve it.

Kuah Mpek Mpek (Cuko)
– 200 gr palm sugar
– 600 ml water
– 6 garlic mashed
– 4 tbs vinegar (usually tamarind is being used here but I didn’t have it)
– 5 bird’s eye chili
– 1/2 tsp salt

– Boil water with palm sugar until all palm sugar has dissolved.
– Drain the mixture in a fine colander (sometimes the sugar is not so clean)
– Boil again the mixture with the rest of the ingredients.
– Taste before using it as it depends on your taste buds.

Serve mpek mpek with cuko and shredded cucumber and powdered ebi

1 comment to Mpek Mpek Palembang

  • Arfi Binsted

    kemaren itu aku abis bikin empek2 juga hihihihi… enak cukonya dimakan bareng cincangan ketimun wih… sedeeeeeeppp!!

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