Dinas Perpustakaan dan Kearsipan

In 2022 the Surabaya pecel semanggi (soft-boiled clover leaf with a sauce made of a mixture of peanut and sweet potato) was designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia. This award is proof that pecel semanggi is an important cultural heritage from the city of Surabaya. Until now there is no fixed definition related to pecel semanggi.

At first, people only called this cuisine as semanggi. However, lately it has been possible to formalize dish names and provide a differentiator with similar dishes so that it is called pecel semanggi Surabaya. This formalizing was used in the registering of this cuisine with the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2012 with registration number 2012002369 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Surabaya, which was then designated in 2022 under the name "pecel semanggi Surabaya."