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Great blog, Robyn. Been a fan for a while now. I love kerepek sanjai and can't get it here in Australia so have tried to make it myself unsuccessfully. Thanks for showing how it's made- will give it another go.


Hi Renee - welcome! and thanks for reading. Let us know how your attempt at kripik sanjai goes. Never thought of trying to make it myself (partly bacause I'm averse to deep-frying in the home kitchen).


In the Philippines, we call this KROPEK..


Interesting, blaise. Thanks for the info.

Sugar Bean

it's known as keropok in malay (malaysian). i've never tried that version of kerepek before but it should taste good. thanks for the information, it's so nice to get to witness the process of cooking the kerepek.


Terra Chips, eat your heart out. I want me some of those crisps.


Thank you for this post. What a saliva inducer! I love all kinds of chips and I do miss the ones from home (tapioca plain and covered in chilli sauce especially, and those addictive arrowroot chips). Minangkabau will be on my "to visit" list after this post. Amazing variety! Beautiful pictures, as usual.


It's keripik or kerupuk in Bahasa Indonesia. :)

Robyn, do you go often to West Sumatra? I really enjoy your stories from Padang, Medan and other areas in Sumatra.



Butet - we don't get to Sumatra as often as we like (our last trip was in Feb), but hope to get back there early next year. It's a great place for exploring, food and otherwise.


You must try kerupuk Jangek. It made buffalo/cow skin or meat/lemak. For picture 1, I think very salting ... but I like it.


aulihazza - thanks for yr comment. The chips in pics 5 and 6 from the top are kerupuk Jangek, in Bukittingi. They're delicious!


haaa ... very different. Kerupuk Jangek from Silungkang, district Sawahlunto no like that. it is clean.


Is it the Minangese term for kerepek? Because I call that keripik. I actually got keripik sanjay after I got back from Vancouver


Pepy - folks around Sumatra (and probably around Indonesia elsewhere, too) just seem to use different spellings. We saw 'kerepek' and 'keripik' and 'krepek' in Sumatra. They all basically sound the same when spoken.


Great blog. Those chips look great, but I am not sure what is on the chip in the first two pictures. I love foodie blog. Blogs about food are the best!!!

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