Pindang Serani of Jepara Regency, Central Java Province


Jepara has more than Karimunjawa Island, carvings, and natural attractions. It is because the region also has delicious foods and drinks for tourists to enjoy during the visit. For example, there is Pindang Serani. This mouthwatering fish soup indeed satisfies everyone due to the savory and unique taste. It is indeed suitable for those who love seafood! Usually, the locals eat it in the morning during breakfast or brunch. Still, tourists can get it anytime regardless of the times (as long as they know the best place to get it).

The Best Place to Get Pindang Serani
The best destination to enjoy Pindang Serani is definitely Jepara Regency. However, where is the exact location to buy one? The good news is Jepara has many culinary spots to explore. When it comes to the best one, tourists should go to SCJ or Shopping Center Jepara at night. As an alternative, they can visit Kartini Beach where many seafood food stands reside. Some restaurants also provide it, but they may charge more than the regular price. For those who never visit Jepara, they should consider hiring a local guide who can show the exact places to buy the food. It costs some money to pay for the service, but it is worth the expense.

More about Pindang Serani
It is true not all tourists know Pindang Serani, but they have heard the popularity. In a nutshell, this delicious soup includes fish as the main ingredient. The good thing is tourists can use any type of fish to cook it. The most important requirement is the freshness of the fish! Not to mention it requires the best stock and a proper cooking procedure. The quality of the fish depends on the softness of the meat, fat content, elasticity, and the texture. According to the locals, the best fishes are either Badong or Sri Menganti.

These days, tourists can enjoy Pindang Serani that is made of different types of fishes too including Tenggiri, Kakap Merah, Bandeng, Kerapu, and Bawal Putih. However, these fishes require a more careful care due to the abundant fish bones. Here is the tip. Tourists should eat this food at the best location in order to get the real nuance. That means tourists would get a better experience if they eat with the locals either at SCJ or sides of the road than eating at the restaurant!

For those who want to learn how to cook Pindang Serani, they can talk to the locals about it. Some villagers are friendly enough in teaching the procedure to tourists or outsiders. In fact, they often give a free tutoring to them! Are you lucky enough to get one? The only disappointment is the food doesn’t last long. That means tourists should eat it on the site for the best taste.

Nearby Attractions

  • VOC Fort
  • RA Kartini Museum
  • Senden Waterfall
  • Pelayaran Beach
  • Kura-Kura Ocean Park

How to Get There
From Semarang City, a trip to Jepara Regency takes about 2 hours and 6 minutes. The distance is 78.1 km, but the trip becomes faster if tourists take Kudus – Semarang Street. Once they get to Jepara, their next destination is either SCJ or Kartini Beach. These places are considered the best spots to buy Pindang Serani and other traditional foods of Jepara Regency, after all. Once again, it is recommended to hire a local guide to explore the city.

Where to Stay

  • Puri Saripan
  • Seaside Villa
  • Nusantara Hotel
  • Kencana Hotel


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