Emping are a type of Indonesian chips, a bite-size snack kripik cracker, made of melinjo or belinjo (Gnetum gnemon) nuts (which are seeds). Emping crackers have a slightly bitter taste and we have the original flavor, which is plain.
The thin crispy slices of emping are made from the white, almost-ripe, peeled nutty seeds of the melindjoe tree that are 3.5 x 1.8 cm in size. After being puffed, crushed and dried, the product is finally briefly baked in oil.
It is used as a neutraliser in between the different tastes of an Indian Rice Table and to neutralise a very hot, spicy or sweet flavor.
Since a few years Emping Belinjo is also presented as a healthy snack. With its slightly bitter flavor it is a nice change amongst all the sweet and salty snacks out there.
One package contains 100 gram.