When you go to an Indonesian restaurant, don’t be surprised to see a plate of kerupuk on your table.
(pronounced as kahroopook) is a deep
fried cracker to be eaten with your meal. It is usually made from tapioca flour
mixed with other ingredients such as prawn or fish, which are the most common
in Indonesia, there are so many varieties of kerupuk
that there is even kerupuk made from dried cow skin!
is such a common product in Indonesia that for those die-hard fans, they cannot
have a meal without it.
remember a friend of mine who, when studying abroad, ate chips as a
replacement for kerupuk with his meal just so that he can have some
Kerupuk can also be eaten separately; just add a bit of sambal on top of
it and it becomes a delicious snack :)