Apart from being the third-largest city in Indonesia, Medan City is known for its delicious culinary delights. You will find culinary delights that are very delicious if you stop by here. Curious about what Medan’s special cakes are delicious? Check out the following review.
- Bika Ambon
Even though there is an Ambon name, this Ambon Bika Cake is a typical Medan food. The name Ambon itself comes from Jalan Ambon, where this cake was first produced. This sweet cake has a square shape with a yellow color and has a cavity in it.
Bika Ambon cake is made from processed tapioca flour mixed with other ingredients such as sap water, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients. There are various flavors on offer, ranging from durian, cheese, pandan, mocha, and others. You can get it for 30-50 thousand rupiah.
- Meranti Sponge
Meranti cake is a kind of roll cake that was first sold on Meranti Street. This sponge roll contains sweet cream inside and there are various toppings. Bolu meranti has a soft texture, perfect if you enjoy it with a glass of warm tea or coffee.
If you store it in the refrigerator, this cake can last up to 7 hours. Bolu Meranti is a cake that Mrs. Ai Ling initiated. The cakes made are then sold by depositing them with their aunt, who lives on Jalan Meranti.
- Durian Pancakes
Durian fruit is a fruit widely available in the city of Medan, so it will be incomplete if you don’t taste the cake made from durian fruit. Durian pancakes are cakes made from the best quality durian. It tastes sweet and soft when bitten because it has thin skin so that it will melt in the mouth. Because it is made without preservatives, durian pancakes can only last 10 hours. If you want it to last longer, it must be stored in the refrigerator and can last up to 7 days.
- Pia Tamiang
Pia Tamiang is a cake made of flour and oil, which is filled with various flavors. This cake is shaped to the size of a chicken egg cooked by baking. The flavors offered include chocolate, cheese, and red beans. In addition, there is also a special vegetarian pie.
Pia Tamiang is a food product that was previously made by a Medan man named Pia Hou Chen. Then the name was changed by Gwen Yen Huat, a Chinese descendant and the person who popularized this food to the public.
The name change was due to a ban by the government during the New Order era to use business names with Chinese names. The name Tamiang itself was chosen because the shop sells pia on Jalan Tamiang no 16, which you can visit to buy it as a souvenir.
- Medan Napoleon
Besides meranti rolls, there are also Napoleon rolls that belong to artist Irwansyah that you can try. He teamed up with a man from Medan by Suratno, the owner of Warung Grandma and Joko Solo, to set up a typical Medan bakery.
Medan Napoleon cake itself is a cake resulting from a combination of Napoleon cake or Napoleon cake from France with Medan cake rolls. This sponge cake is different from the usual roll cake because it contains three layers of crunchy pastry rolled up with a soft sponge.
Besides being rolled in bread, this cake is also topped with various toppings, including green tea, durian, cheese, and red velvet. Medan Napoleon cake has a unique blend of soft sponge and crispy pastry. The selling price is around Rp 60.000.
- Gogo Special Rissole
Rissole Gogo is a snack that is a special snack from Medan. What is the difference between Gogo’s rissole and other solutions out there? Rissole Gogo is made with thinner skin and the breadcrumbs used to coat it also have a smoother texture than the others.
This rissole has two kinds of filling, vegetables added with an omelet and chicken meat chopped beforehand. Gogo’s Special Risol is available in both cooked and raw forms so that you can fry it yourself.
- Medan Lupis Cake
Maybe you often hear the name lupis cake. Then what distinguishes the lupis cake in Java from the typical lupis from Medan? The Medan lupis cake is made from glutinous rice as the main ingredient, then molded in a triangular shape and cooked by steaming.
This cake is usually wrapped in banana leaves before steaming. Once cooked, the presentation is doused with liquid brown sugar and grated coconut. The taste is naturally sweet from sugar and savory from grated coconut.
Ombus-ombus is a traditional cake typical of the Batak tribe made using rice flour as the main ingredient. In the middle, it will be filled with brown sugar and cooked by steaming.
The meaning of ombus-ombus itself means blowing in the Batak language. That’s because this food is delicious if you eat it while it’s still hot, so you have to blow it first before eating it. This cake is usually served when there are big events.
Medan’s special cakes will usually be the target of tourists who are visiting the city of Medan. You can also make cake snacks as typical Medan souvenirs for you to take back to your hometown. So you don’t need to be confused about what cakes you can taste when you stop in this city. Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, and resorts, or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Medan by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.