digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















For the prawn and fish-flavoured krupuk, see Prawn cracker and Fish cracker.
A variety types of Krupuk sold in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Course Snack
Place of origin Southeast Asia
(Indonesia[note 1][1] and Malaysia[note 2][2][3])
Creator Traditional food
Serving temperature Room temperature
Main ingredients Deep fried dried starch and other ingredients, the most popular is prawn and fish
Variations Different variations according to ingredients
Cookbook:Krupuk  Krupuk

Krupuk or kerupuk (Indonesian), keropok (Malaysian) or kroepoek (Dutch) are deep fried crackers made from starch and other ingredients that serve as flavouring. They are a popular snack in parts of Southeast Asia, but most closely associated with Indonesia[4] and Malaysia. Kroepoek also can be found in the Netherlands, through their historic colonial ties with Indonesia.[5]


In Indonesia, the term krupuk refers to the type of relatively large crackers, while the term kripik or keripik refers to smaller bite-size crackers; the counterpart of chips (or crisps) in western cuisine. For example potato chips are called kripik kentang in Indonesia. Both terms; krupuk and kripik sound like the breaking or crumbling of this crispy snack to denote its crispiness.

Usually krupuk is made from the dried paste from the mixture of starch with other ingredients, while kripik is usually made entirely from thinly sliced, sun-dried, and fried products without any mixture of starch.

Preparation and consumption[edit]

To achieve maximum crunchiness, most of this pre-packed raw krupuk must be sun-dried first before being deep fried at home. To cook krupuk, a wok and plenty of very hot cooking oil is needed. Raw krupuk is quite small, hard, and darker in color than cooked one.[6]

Krupuk and kripik can be consumed solely as a snack, or cracked and sprinkled on top of certain food as a complement to add crispy texture. Certain Indonesian dishes such as gado-gado, karedok, rujak, asinan, bubur ayam and certain kinds of soto were known to require certain type of krupuk for toppings.



Krupuk gendar (brown rice cracker) and krupuk kampung or krupuk putih (cassava starch crackers) in vacuum tin cans
Variety of raw unfried krupuk sold at Indonesian traditional market, Bengkulu province

Indonesia has perhaps the largest variety of krupuk.[4] There are many variations on krupuk, many of which are made from starch with seafood (shrimp, fish, or squid), but occasionally with rice, fruits, nuts or vegetables; these variations are more usual in Southeast Asia.

  • Krupuk udang, shrimp cracker or prawn cracker probably is the most internationally well-kown variant of krupuk. The examples of popular krupuk udang brands in Indonesia is Finna[7] and Komodo brand whereas the popular krupuk udang household brands in Malaysia are Rota Prawn Crackers and myReal Pulau Pangkor Prawn Crackers.[8]
  • Krupuk amplang, refer to pingpong balls-sized fish krupuk from Kalimantan.
  • Krupuk bawang, onion cracker
  • Krupuk kampung, cassava starch cracker is ubiquitous in Indonesia
  • Krupuk gendar, ground rice cracker
  • Krupuk kemplang, a type of flat fish cracker is particularly popular in Southern Sumatran city of Palembang
  • Krupuk ikan, fish cracker, commonly found in Indonesia, especially seafood industry production centres, such as Palembang, Bangka, Cirebon and Sidoarjo. Wahoo is the most popular fish used to make krupuk ikan, however a more expensive variant uses belida fish.
  • Krupuk kuku macan, another name of amplang with distinct "tiger nail" nugget-shaped brown-coloured fish cracker, popularly associated with Samarinda and the island of Bangka.
  • Krupuk kulit (most parts of Indonesia), Krupuk jangek (Minangkabau), or Rambak (Java), refer to cracker made from dried cattle skin, particularly popular in Minangkabau area West Sumatra.
  • Krupuk mie (noodle cracker) is yellowish krupuk made from noodle-like paste usually used for asinan topping, particularly popular in Jakarta and most of markets in Java.


Keropok lekor in Terengganu, Malaysia. Most keropok in this country are made from fish.

In Malaysia, it is called as keropok and mostly associated with fish. The most popular keropok in Malaysia is the Lekor, originated from Terengganu and Amplang from the coastal towns of Semporna and Tawau in Sabah which is also can be found in Kalimantan.[9] Mukah town in Sarawak also historically known as a fishing town for the making of Keropok.[3]

Other similar crackers[edit]

These are similar crackers, however commonly not considered as krupuk.

  • Emping is a type of cracker made from melinjo (Gnetum gnemon) nuts.
  • Rempeyek is another flour-based cracker with brittle of peanuts, anchovies or shrimp bound by crispy flour cracker.
  • Rengginang or intip (Javanese) ia rice cracker made from sun-dried and deep fried leftover rice.
  • Kripik or keripik refers to smaller bite-size crackers; the counterpart of chips (or crisps).

Production centres[edit]

In Indonesia, major producing centres of krupuk usually are coastal fishing towns. Sidoarjo in East Java,[10] Cirebon and Garut in West Java, Padang, Palembang and Medan in Sumatra, Bangka island, Samarinda and Pontianak in Kalimantan, and Makassar in Sulawesi are major producers of krupuk, and many recipes originate from there.

Most of the coastal towns in Malaysia such as Mukah, Malacca Town, Pangkor Island and Lumut produce keropok from large scale manufacturing to small scale home factory.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Adrian Vickers (3 November 2005). A History of Modern Indonesia. Cambridge University Press. pp. 190–. ISBN 978-1-139-44761-4. 
  2. ^ Information Malaysia. Berita Publ. Sdn. Bhd. 1989. 
  3. ^ a b Pat Foh Chang (1999). Legends and history of Sarawak. Chang Pat Foh. ISBN 978-983-9475-07-4. 
  4. ^ a b Yohan Handoyo. "Christmas Crackers". Jakarta Java kini. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "A Guide to Dutch Indonesian Cuisine". Awesome Amsterdam. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Indonesian Regional Food and Cookery: Prawn cracker
  7. ^ Krupuk Udang Finna
  8. ^ "myReal Pulau Pangkor Prawn Crackers by Lumut Crackers Sdn. Bhd.". http://www.lumutcrackers.com.my/. 
  9. ^ Su-Lyn Tan; Mark Tay (2003). Malaysia & Singapore. Lonely Planet. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-1-74059-370-0. 
  10. ^ "Sidoarjo Cracker Industry". EastJava.com. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 


  1. ^ Indonesian "krupuk" are mainly made from prawn.
  2. ^ Malaysian "keropok" are mainly made from fish.

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupuk — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
8968 videos foundNext > 

Frying krupuk (prawn crackers)

Mrs K enjoys frying krupuk (prawn crackers) :-) For more information about krupuk visit Mrs K's recipe blog at http://www.cookwithk.co.uk.

Cara Membuat Rambak (krupuk rambak)

Krupuk Rambak or Rambak Cracker - Mojokerto - East Java

Krupuk Rambak or Rambak Cracker, is one of Mojokerto traditional food. this snack is made by the thick skin from cow or buffalo, this food is traditionally h...

Recording the Future Krupuk factory

A Krupuk factory, Payakumbuh (Indonesia), 2004. Clip from Recording the Future, An audiovisual archive of everyday life in Indonesia in the 21st century. The...

Frying Krupuk (Asian Shrimp Chips)

We love krupuk, shrimp-flavored chips that are sold as flat discs and which puff up magnificently in hot oil.

Making Krupuk

via YouTube Capture.

Pengrajin Krupuk Puli Alias Krupuk Tahu Dari Sidoarjo

Pengrajin Krupuk Puli Alias Krupuk Tahu Dari Sidoarjo.

Krupuk Puli

Video Jejak Si Gundul membuat "Krupuk Puli" Silahkan Klik like& langganan / Subcribe untuk up date.

Krupuk selbst aufbacken

Hier eine kurze wie stümperhafte Anleitung zum Aufbacken von Krupuk, diesen indonesischen Krabbenchips.


HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP CHIPS / KRUPUK Here is a more detail instuction : 1. Pour about 3/4 to 1 cup (or roughly 1/2 inch to 1 inch deep) of cooking oil into the ...

8968 videos foundNext > 

83 news items

Sriwijaya Post
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:33:45 -0800

“Ya, kita akui Ogan Ilir, memiliki industri kreatif yang melimpah, seperti pembuatan kerajinan perak, tenun, krupuk dan lain-lain,” ungkapnya. Ia menambahkan, pihaknya mengakui ada beberapa kesulitan yang kerap dihadapi pengrajin salah satunya yakni ...

Media BnR

Media BnR
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:17:16 -0800

Popay Milik Supri Krupuk Juara 1 Murai Batu Bintang (Foto: Dok. mediaBnR.com). Ramainya peserta tidak pelak memunculkan persaingan sengit antar pemain. Pada Kelas Murai Batu misalnya, dua nama besar bersaing ketat yaitu burung kenamaan Popay ...


Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:56:15 -0800

Krupuk, czyli czipsy. Są setki rodzajów, jada się je jako przekąskę lub dodatek do dań. Mogą być lekko słodkie, lekko ostre i neutralne. Robi się je z ryżu, purpurowych ziemniaków, bananów, kasawy, kurczaka, krewetek, a nawet z małych węgorzy lub ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:18:45 -0800

Warung Darinih merupakan salah satu warung yang menjual aneka makanan khas Indramayu, seperti dodol lolos, krupuk yeye, sagon, gorengan dan rumbah. Mungkin banyak yang belum mengetahui apa itu rumbah? Rumbah adalah makanan khas ...


Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:45:00 -0800

Kalau krupuk, dihancurkan dan dicampur air kemudian oleskan di tusuk gigi,” terang Wening. “Jadi kalau ke pasar bisa diam-diam tusukkan ke daging, jadi pedagangnya tidak tahu dan enggak marah-marah. Ini juga tidak merubah kualitas makanan, kok,” ...


Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:01:41 -0800

Kurz in Sojasoße getunkt und abgebissen – „Sehr gut, wirklich. Ganz zart und würzig. Ähnlich wie Krupuk, Krabbenbrot.“ Gegen 17 Uhr, wenn der Park selbst im Sommer normalerweise schon seine Tore schließt, kamen die Besucher noch in Scharen herbei.


Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:07:30 -0700

Yayasan Kehati juga menyediakan buku-buku gratis dan beragam krupuk serta sayur mayur organik. Beragam pangan dari mangrove juga tersedia. Dalam kegiatan ini ada beragam workshop, dari pembuatan tempe, rajutan sampai pangan lokal. Save Our ...

Radar Pekalongan Online

Radar Pekalongan Online
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:18:45 -0800

Selain itu, pihaknya juga menawarkan jajanan asli Jawa Timur seperti blinjo, krupuk kentang, krupuk terong dari ikan, dan lainnya. “Kami juga ada makanan ringan khas Jawa Timur. Yang jelas Jawa Timur kan identik dengan sea foodnya, jadi makanan ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight