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South Sumatra

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South Sumatra

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South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan, Sumsel) is a province of Sumatra, Indonesia.



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The city of Palembang is the culinary centre of South Sumatra and is renowned for its pempek, a deep fried fish and sago dumpling that is also known as empek-empek. Pempek is also used in such dishes as tekwan soup of pempek dumpling, mushroom, vegetables, and shrimp and lenggang, pempek slices in ommelette. Mie celor, a noodle dish with egg in coconut milk and dried shrimp, is also Palembang specialties. South Sumatra is also home to pindang, a spicy fish soup with soy and tamarind. Ikan brengkes is fish in a spicy durian-based sauce. Tempoyak is a sauce of shrimp paste, lime juice, chilli and fermented durian, and sambal buah is a chilli sauce made from fruit.


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