KERUPUK BASAH, TYPICAL FOOD FROM KAPUAS HULU

Kapuas Hulu regency is located on West Kalimantan Province. It's the origin of Kerupuk Basah (Wet Crackers), usually Kerupuk is crispy but Kerupuk Basah different.

Despite it's name Kerupuk Basah is not entirely similar with other kerupuk (cracker) which usually in form of dry or fried food. Kerupuk Basah is more like empek-empek from Sumatra or siomay from Jawa.

We can find this food easily at roadside shop or cafe in Putussibau, eaten together with a glass of coffee. Unfortunately this food can not taken away for a long time, beside it is quickly stale, it will also reduce Kerupuk Basah's deliciousness.

Kerupuk Basah is not dried as another kerupuk. It was made from fresh water fish, most of it was from Ikan Belidak (Notopetrus Chitala H.B.). This fish is often found in Kapuas River around Danau Sentarum.

This food is unique and simple, slightly chewy with savory taste of fresh water fish. It usually served with sauce.

The ingredients used to make Kerupuk Basah are Ikan Belida, corn flour, garlic, pepper and salt.

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