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 Palembang soup dish originated from the Indonesian region of Palembang. The dish contain some small size fish cakes made of local Musi river's fish similar to pempek preparation, and it served with the savoury shrimp (or prawn) broth, rice vermicelli, mushrooms, sliced jicama, and sprinkled with sliced fresh celery, scallion and fried shallot.[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.