Tekwan, a specialty of Palembang
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or statePalembang, South Sumatra in Indonesia, also popular in Southeast Asia
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsFish 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.[1]


Tekwan name originated from tâi-oân (鮐丸), Southern Min meaning for fishball.

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.