Bika Ambon

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Bika Ambon
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Type Cake
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Medan, North Sumatra
Main ingredients Tapioca and sago flour, Eggs, sugar, coconut milk
Cookbook: Bika Ambon  Media: Bika Ambon

Bika Ambon is a dessert from Indonesia. Made from ingredients such as tapioca flour, eggs, sugar, yeast and coconut milk, Bika Ambon generally sold in pandan flavour, although now available also other flavors like banana, durian, cheese, chocolate.

The yeast creates bubbles, which gives it a unique spongy texture when it is baked.

Although the name contains the word "Ambon", the name of an island and its largest city, Bika Ambon is widely known as the specialty cake of Medan in North Sumatra and often brought as a gift by those whom visited the city. The origins of Bika Ambon are not known; however, there is some speculation that they came to Medan through Ambonese traders, where the locals took a liking to it. Mojopahit Street, Medan Petisah is a most famous sales region of Bika Ambon in Medan, North Sumatra. There are at least 40 stores that sell this kind of cake.

Bika Ambon is also made popular recently around the central Java. Thanks to few retail shops who sells various Indonesian traditional cakes.