We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is Krupuk?

By P.M. Willers
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
DelightedCooking is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At DelightedCooking, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Krupuk is a snack found primarily in Indonesia, although it can also be found in other parts of Southeast Asia and Europe. Known as prawn or shrimp crackers in English, the snack is made of starch, water, and prawn or shrimp. The light and airy crackers can be purchased in many forms and in a wide variety of flavors.

Indonesia and The Netherlands are the primary sources of krupuk. Most common Indonesian varieties are made with shrimp, which is ground into a paste and mixed together with water and a starch and rolled flat. Starches such as sago or tapioca are normally used. In order to remove moisture, the chips are dried in the sun after being rolled out.

When the sun-dried chips are ready, they are fried in hot oil in a wok. Krupuk fries very quickly, so it is removed from the oil almost immediately. It is most popular eaten alone as a snack, though the crisps are sometimes crumbled on top of main dishes to add a crunchy texture. Indonesian restaurants frequently serve it as a garnish for the main course. People can either eat them as they are or crumble them over the dish.

Though shrimp is the most popular ingredient to be used as a base, vegetables or nuts are sometimes also used. A common vegetarian version is made with subtly spiced cassava root. All of these varieties are commercially available worldwide and sold in the same manner as potato chips. Unfried krupuk is also available, though it is not as popular outside of Indonesia.

Within Indonesia, many other varieties are available. A few include long and chewy keropok lekor, steamed keropok losong, and the thinner and crispier keropok keping. Kripik is a similar snack, but is normally smaller in size than krupuk. The smaller kripik can also be made from fish or fruits and vegetables, and the variety of ingredients is greater. Some types of kripik are made of exotic fruits such as jackfruit, snake fruit, taro, and breadfruit.

Another form of the light snack can be found in China. Chinese krupuk is more colorful and is considered lighter tasting than its Indonesian counterpart. The Chinese crackers are usually made from prawns and are served as a side for specific dishes in Chinese restaurants.

DelightedCooking is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
DelightedCooking, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

DelightedCooking, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.