Tarempa Noodle Recipe from Riau Islands

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So delicious!

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Of the various types of Indonesian noodles, one that you must try is tarempa noodles. Tarempa noodles is a typical Riau Islands dish that has a savory and spicy taste.

This typical Riau Islands dish is perfect for you to enjoy during the rainy season. You don’t need to go far to Riau Islands, you can enjoy a plate of tarempa noodles at home by following this recipe.

Ingredients to make tarempa noodles from Riau Islands

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To make tarempa noodles, let’s prepare the following ingredients:

  1. 100 gr flat noodles
  2. 1 egg
  3. 100 gr fish tuna
  4. 50 gr bean sprouts
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 300 ml fish stock water
  7. 1 tsp sweet soy sauce
  8. 2 tsp soy sauce
  9. 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  10. 2 tsp oyster sauce
  11. A little oil for sautéing

Ground spices:

  1. 2 shallot cloves
  2. 4 chili peppers
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. 6 curly red chilies

How to make tarempa noodles from Riau Islands

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Steps to make tarempa noodles:

  1. Blend all the ingredients to make the spice paste. Then stir-fry until cooked, remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Prepare a wok, then heat the oil. Scramble the eggs briefly then add the shredded fish meat and the sauteed spices.
  3. Cook for a while until the fish is cooked, then pour sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, and fish stock.
  4. Finally, add bean sprouts and noodles. Cook until the noodles are tender and the water has shrunk slightly. Riau Islands tarempa noodles are ready to serve.

Serving suggestion for Riau Islands tarempa noodles

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Making tarempa noodles is quite easy and doesn’t take long to prepare. The spicy taste with the savory aroma of tuna will make anyone want to eat it.

To make it more complete, you can serve the tarempa noodles with pickled chili peppers and a sprinkle of fried onions on top. To make it healthier and nutritionally balanced, add some vegetables, such as mustard greens and pakcoi.

Interesting facts about tarempa noodles from Riau Islands

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Tarempa noodle is one of the most famous culinary in Batam City. This culinary is different when compared to some noodles in Indonesia.

The shape of tarempa noodles is flat, but not as wide as tiaw noodles. Besides being served with tuna, tarempa noodles are also often cooked with meat, seafood and tripe. The noodles come in two variants, dry without soup and wet with a texture similar to boiled noodles. 

The savory taste of tarempa noodles is a dish that cannot be missed when visiting the Riau Islands. Instead of being curious, let’s make this specialty food right away!

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