Tekwan, a specialty of Palembang
|Place of origin||Indonesia|
|Region or state||Palembang, South Sumatra in Indonesia, also popular in Southeast Asia|
|Main ingredients||Fish cake, shrimp broth, rice vermicelli, mushroom, jicama, celery, scallion, shallot|
Tekwan is a Southeast Asian fish soup typical from Palembang, in Indonesia. The fish cakes are made from the dough of fish and tapioca similar to pempek. The fish cake is cut in small sizes and presented in shrimp broth with a distinctive flavor, served with rice vermicelli, mushrooms, sliced jicama, and sprinkled with sliced fresh celery, scallion and fried shallot. Some versions use prawns as an ingredient.
Tekwan name originated from tê-kuàn (茶罐), Southern Min meaning for tea pot.
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