Tekwan, a specialty of Palembang
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia (Palembang)
Region or state
Created byPalembang
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsFish cake, shrimp broth, rice vermicelli, mushroom, jicama, celery, scallion, shallot

Tekwan is a soup dish originating from the Indonesian region of Palembang. The dish contains small fish cakes made of local Musi river fish similar to pempek, and is served with savory shrimp broth, rice vermicelli, mushrooms, and sliced jicama, sprinkled with sliced fresh celery, scallions, and fried shallots.[1]


Tekwan name originated from Hokkien tâi-oân (台丸), homophonically similar to Taiwan (Chinese: 台灣; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-oân).


There are three basics recipe for tekwan:

  1. Fish balls
  2. Broth
  3. Seasonings
  4. Topping

See also


  1. ^ Von Holzen, H.; Ltd, M.C.I.P. (2014). A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking. Marshall Cavendish. p. 90. ISBN 978-981-4634-95-3. Retrieved January 29, 2015.