Palembang is one of the famous tourist destinations in Sumatera. Its landmark, the mighty Ampera Bridge and its tasty cuisine pempek are like the signature icons of the province. When it comes to pempek, people like to bring this dish home as a typical Palembang souvenir. But hold up, there are plenty options here for you that you can actually check as your reference.
Here are the 10 Palembang souvenirs that you simply cannot miss:
1 | Delicious Signature Treats at Pempek Candy
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Before going to other options, let us take a look on the signature treat. The fried mackerel dough (pempek) is pretty easy to be found in Palembang. However, there is one store that owns the fame, named Pempek Candy. This store is so famous that even celebrities drop by to taste the dish. You can see their photos hanging on the wall of the store. It provides many variants of pempek and it has cozy place for dining in or just waiting for the pempek to be taken away. Also, it provides the shipping service, so sending it to other cities are pretty easy. Pempek Candyhas several stores that are located on the main roads in Palembang. Therefore, finding the stores is not a big deal. You may check the menu or the venue through its Instagram account, @pempekcandy.
Address: Jl. Jendral Sudirman 21, Phone: 0711-373765
Address: Jl. Kapten A Rivai 260, Phone: 0711-318246
Address: Jl. R Sukamto 54, Phone: 0711-375903
2 | Special Traditional Cakes at Kue Harum
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Kue Harum is an expertise in traditional kue or cake of Palembang. Harum is an abbreviation of the owner’s grandfather name, H. Abdur Rahman Udjang Maliang. The store keeps a traditional recipe that is inherited through generations. Natural ingredients are used so the products do not contain preservatives and artificial sweeteners. The variant of the products are Bluder, Kojo, Manan Sahmin, Engkak Ketan, Engkak Medok, Engkak Kecut, Maksuba, Kue Lapan jam, and many other traditional cakes. The store also provides space for us to enjoy the cakes and tea with vintage Palembang vibe, so it is Instagram worthy. You can check how cool and vintage the place is on @palembangharum.
Address: Jl. Merdeka Lr. Roda No. 831 26 Ilir Palembang
Phone: 0711-314810 / 081377671311
3 | Hunt the Sweet Lempok Durian at Toko Wongkito
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Lempok Durian is one of the unique food souvenirs in Palembang. This mouth-watering snack is a confection of the king of the fruit itself with palm sugar and a little bit of salt. One store that you should visit is Toko Wongkito. It sells various portions of lempok and this store is Instagram ready too. You may find it on @lempokdurianwongkito.
Address: Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim No. 261
4 | Get the Scrumptious Martabak Har
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Martabak is a very famous street food in Indonesia but there is one martabak that is slightly different in Palembang called Martabak Har. Martabak har has a different texture and we eat it with curry soup. For your information, Martabak Har firstly was made in 1947 by Haji Abdul Rozak who happened to have Indian descent. No wonder you can taste a little bit of India spices in it. Go check its Instagram on @martabakhar.
Address:Jl. R. Soekamto No. 7
Phone: 072 25630947
5 | Wrap the Iconic Semendo Coffee at Kopi Piko
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Sumatera is one of the lands that becomes a home for coffee. Therefore, you can also buy coffee while you are in Palembang. One of the most popular coffees comes from Semendo, where robusta grows the best. There is one store that sells Semendo bean in Palembang called Kopi Piko. What’s so unique about Kopi Piko is that the store processes the coffee bean traditionally. It makes the coffee taste and smells stronger.
Address: Jl.SH Wardoyo 7 Ulu
Phone:0813 7327 1234
6 | Pick Your Favorite Casual Style at Nyenyes
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Nyeyes is a clothing brand that sells Palembang icon themed clothes. You can find many t-shirts with printed Ampera Bridge on it or polo shirts with cool tribal logo. This store is also Instagram ready on @kaosnyenyes and it has its own website at www.nyenyes.com.
Address: Jalan SH Wardoyo 7 Ulu
7 | Crunchy grilled Kemplang Tunu at Kampung Kemplang Pipa Reja, Kemuning
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Kemplang or the fish chip is also a famous typical Palembang souvenir along with pempek. If you want to bring this tasty chip home, you may go the Kampung Kemplang or the Kemplang village in Pipa Reja, Kemuning, only 30 minutes from Ampera Brigde. Not only selling kemplang, the village also provides a live cooking show so that the visitors may see how kemplang is grilled. Buying kemplang from this village will also get you a cheaper price.
Address: Kampung Kemplang Pipa Reja, Kemuning, Palembang, South Sumatera
8 | Beautiful Jumputan fabric at Sentra Tenun Tajung Tuan Kentang
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Tuan Kentang village is the center of traditional fabric production. One of the famous products or the main commodity is Jumputan fabric. This fabric is considered as high-value handcraft due to its complexity and its production duration. However, the price you will get in this village is relatively cheap. You can also buy other fabric like Tajung, Blongsong, and the famous Songket in this Tuan Kentang village.
Address: Desa Tuan Kentang, Palembang, South Sumatera
9 | Gorgeous handmade Tenun Songket at Tanggo Buntung
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Songket used to be considered as the cloth of the royals in Palembang. But nowadays, anyone can almost take this home as a souvenir. When it comes to Songket, there is one village that has run the business since the 18th century. It is the one and only Tanggo Buntung where high value and quality songket are made. In this village, you may find various patterns like flowers, plants, and animals. They are made by weaver experts who inherently got the talents. Despite its quality and value, do not be afraid to bargain in this village. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to join the international event in this village.
Address: Jl. Ki Rangga Wirasentika & Jl. Ki Gede Ing Suro, Kelurahan 30 Ili
10 | Pictures of you wearing traditional costume at Rumah Limas!
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Just as iconic as Ampera Bridge selfie, you can find yourself a traditional Palembang cloth and take a picture in an authentic Palembang traditional house at Rumah Limas. Rumah Limas rent the cloths, along with the makeup and accessories. While wearing the traditional cloth, you may put yourself in the shoes of the local and learn the culture too. Not only taking picture in traditional cloth, you can also buy souvenirs as the Rumah Limas is also a Palembang souvenirs shop.
Address: Jalan Demang Lebar Daun No. 51
Phone: 0711 410572
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