Discovering the Unique Flavors of Central Javanese Traditional Drink, Wedang Pekak

Who likes traveling to hunt for regional culinary specialties? If you visit Demak Regency, Central Java, Indonesia, don't forget to try the drink called Wedang Pekak.

This drink can warm the body like other traditional drinks. Suitable to enjoy at night or when it rains because it cools the body. Not only warm, the power of spices is believed to bring health benefits to the drinker's body. Instead of being curious, see the following recipe for how to make the typical Demak Wedang Pekak drink.

Typical Demak Wedang Pekak Recipe


• 2 stalks of lemongrass, sliced

• 3 cloves

• 2 pandan leaves and don't forget to cut them into pieces

• Cinnamon 4 cm long

• Deafness of 1 fruit

• 4 cm long ginger

• ½ teaspoon granulated pepper

• 700 ml of clean water

• 65 grams of granulated sugar

How to make Wedang Pekak:

1. Wash all the spices that have been prepared

2. Prepare a pan and stove to boil the ingredients for Wedang Pek

3. Add water first

5. Add lemongrass, cloves, pandan leaves, cinnamon, pekak, ginger, pepper and granulated sugar

6. Turn on the stove and boil the spices until they boil and give off a distinctive aroma of ginger and ginger

7. While waiting for the spice stew to boil, prepare a heat-proof glass or glass cup that will be used to enjoy a glass of wedang penyekak

8. After boiling, pour the boiled spice water into the glass slowly and carefully.

9. Boiled spices can be put into a glass

10. If you want it to be tastier, you can just filter the water and set aside the spices.

Benefits of Wedang Pekak drink

Wedang Pekak has a sweet and spicy ginger taste. The fresh aroma of spices can also be a refreshing therapy for those who inhale them. This drink can be an option for those of you who are bored with hot oranges, hot tea, coffee, or other ginger preparations which may be much more complicated to make. Such as wedang ronde, wedang susu, wedang roti and so on.

Wedang Pekak is also suitable for sipping when breaking the fast or sahur to warm the body because it is recommended to drink warm drinks to reduce thirst and thirst throughout the day.

That's the complete recipe for Wedang Pekak, typical of Demak Regency, Central Java, which is able to warm the drinker's body in the cold at night or even when it rains.