Similar to other regions, Riau also has very rich and abundant tourism potential. No wonder Riau is visited by many tourists either during long holidays or weekends. If you are on a tour or duty out of town to Riau, it is mandatory for you to buy these special souvenirs.
Because it doesn’t feel good if you visit a place but come home empty-handed. Surely the people around you will ask for gifts later. So before being bombarded with questions like that, take a look and buy some recommendations for these typical Riau souvenirs.
1. Durian Pancakes
Durian Lover is a must-buy for this one. Riau’s typical Durian Pancakes do have really exquisite taste. The texture of the durian filling and the pancake skin are so soft, that’s why this snack is one of the favorite souvenirs in Riau.
The aroma of durian in this Pancake is very fragrant, making the viewers even more intrigued to eat it. You can buy the best Durian Pancakes at the Kembang Sari shop on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Nomo 11C, Simpang Tiga with prices ranging from 35 thousand-65 thousand.
2. Lemp Durian
The next durian products are Lempuk Durian. This dish is very well known in Riau and many tourists who are interested in buying it as souvenirs are brought to their hometown. Lempuk Durian is food like dodol which is given a mixture of durian fruit.
So the taste of this food is sweet and savory, and the aroma of durian is very strong. If you want to hunt Lempuk Durian, go to the Bengkalis area. More precisely at the shop which is located at Jalan Paus Indah, Tengkareng Tengah. This food budget range is around 10 thousand-20 thousand.
3. Bolu Kemojo
Bolu Kemojo is already very popular in the Riau culinary scene. You can find the best Bolu Kemojo seller on Jalan Mangga Sukajadi Number 50, the price is 15k-25k.
This Kemojo Bolu is green, which comes from pandan leaves. The taste of this Bolu is sweet and melts in the mouth, so many people like it. Besides Pandan, you can taste other variants such as jackfruit, cheese, pumpkin, peanuts, green beans and brown sugar.
4. Pineapple Chips
Visiting Riau is a fun thing, where you will find a variety of unique foods and rarely found in other places, one of which is pineapple chips.
This food is perfect for making snacks when relaxing with family and friends or served during Eid. You can buy these souvenirs for 20k-30k at the Natasyah Pineapple Chips Shop on Jalan Raya Pekanbaru-Bangkinang.
5. Patin Fish Jam
In Riau, Patin Fish can be processed into a delicious and delicious jam. Buying this Patin Fish Jam is the right decision, considering the many nutritional content in it.
Who would have thought that the creativity of the Riau people could be exported abroad, you know. Well, for those of you who are interested and curious about tasting this food, just come to the Bolu Kemojo Shop on Jalan Mangga Sukajadi Number 50. A pack of Patin Fish Jam costs 30 thousand-70 thousand.
Visiting Riau would be less complete if you don’t bring Lopek Bugi home from Kampar. The composition of this Lopek Bugi consists of glutinous rice mixed with typical Riau spices.
The price of this Lopek Bugi is also very cheap, which is only 10 thousand. You can find the best quality Lopek Bugi at the shop located at Jalan Bindanak, Tengkareng Utara. Feel how legitimate this Lopek Bugi can make your stomach full at once.
7. Dodol Kedondong
Even though you can find this food in other regions, try this Riau specialty. This Riau typical Kedondong Dodol has a sour and sweet taste. Perfectly used as a snack during quality time with the closest people.
You can easily get these snacks because many souvenir shops are selling. One that you can visit is the Bolu Kemojo Shop with cheap pockets starting from 15 thousand-30 thousand.
8. Viz Cake
The next Riau souvenir to choose from is Viz Cake. Here you can find various types of cakes, the best-selling ones are Soft Durian Original Baked Cake, Durian Cheese, and Banana Bread.
If you claim to be a cake and cakes lover, come to Viz Cake, which is on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Number 16. The price range for cakes here ranges from 37 thousand to 51 thousand.
9. Amplang Tenggiri
If you are a fan of amplang, you can really miss buying up this typical food from Riau. Amplang Tenggiri is one of the typical Riau souvenirs which has quite a lot of enthusiasts.
You can find Amplang Tenggiri at Mega Rasa Store Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No. 397. Apart from Tengiri, this shop also provides shrimp variants. Amplang ala Mega Rasa is priced starting from 18 thousand-42 thousand.
10. Patin Fish Pastel
Now, if you have Patin Fish Jam, now is the time for you to buy Patin Fish Pastel which is no less popular. You can buy this Patin Fish Pastel as souvenirs in several shops, one of which is Pekanbaru Malay.
It’s cheap, you only need to prepare 20 thousand to be able to enjoy these pastel hits. The available flavors are Pandan, Coffee, and Original.
Those are the ten typical Riau souvenirs that you can’t miss in your shopping list. Especially for culinary lovers, you really have to taste the foods above.