I have a plenty for everybody, treasured friends and new friends too ~ Enigmas and Parja10

by Asiamack October. 16, 2012 439 views

Two new friends came into my pb ~ Parja10 & Enigmas. Very happy to welcome them while at the same time forever appreciative of all my treasured friends.

Would love to treat you all to these delicious (and maybe strange looking to you?) which make up some of the many and varied traditional Malaysian delicacies. I don't have English names for them so I'll just write their local Malay names.

Beautifully wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over direct small fire, these ‘pulut udang’ has an aroma that never fails to excite my nose.

So this is it…. glutinous rice rolled with pounded shrimps and grated coconut meat. Some prefer it ‘hot’ by adding a bit more curry and some prefe it sweet by adding a bit more sugar. Its eaten for breakfast and tea, usually. BUT, I eat it everytime I can get hold of it.

The colour could be pink, red,.light yellow or light green and some even blue. This is glutinous rice balls with palm sugar on the inside, cooked by briefly dipping it into boiling water. Once cooked it floats to the surface and is quickly rolled in grated coconut meat. Don't eat this ‘onde-onde’ or ‘nonde’ when it's steaming hot or your tongue will get burnt.

These are ‘nasi lemak’ ~ rice cooked in ‘santan’ or coconut milk with a slice of egg, maybe a spoonful of ‘ikan bilis’ (anchovies) or shrimp ‘sambal’ (condiment made of chili) and two or three pieces cut cucumber. It's eaten for breakfast or supper or nowadays even for tea. Wrapped, again in banana leaf and layered with old newspaper, one can finish four or five wraps in one sitting because the portion is too small.

… and, if those traditional kuehs are not possible to find at your place… let's have this ‘roti bakar’ or simple toast.

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Lalls 7 years, 1 month ago

#3 is beautiful

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Lisa Charbonneau 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice #1

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Sonja 7 years, 1 month ago

mmm, thanks for sharing! Now im hungry ^.^ hehe

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Olga Helys 7 years, 1 month ago

Look so tasty
Great details and colors

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Art Bee 7 years, 1 month ago

Thank you very much for sharing your delightful dishes with us here on Photoblog. They are new foods to me and most likely a lot of westerners. I would certainly like to try each one of these .....
Would you mind adding motleycruedelight to your tags?

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Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

I enjoyed very much the photos and description of these "new to me" foods..Since I love coconut and rice...and cucumber...I would probably like all of these..I like our "coconut shrimp"..fried shrimp and rolled in coconut mixture..mmmmmm good.

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Nynke 7 years, 1 month ago

This set is a feast for my eyes and I'm sure that, if I would taste them, they'd be a feast for my mouth also! :) Those 'nasi lemak' are wrapped so lovely...

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 7 years, 1 month ago

They look so delicious :) Its almost like art :)

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Jacki 7 years, 1 month ago

None of these are anything I've ever eaten here. So interesting that food varies so greatly as we probably all have access to the ingredients required to make most of these food and yet we combine them in to different things and cook them in different ways!

It might be an interesting experiment to list some ingredients (example: rice and shrimp) and see how people from around the world would make a traditional dish from these things.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dannii L 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow it all looks so good! The 'pulut udang' sounds very yummy, although I'm not sure I would want it for breakfast. The 'onde-onde' looks like it appeals to my sweet tooth so I would have to be careful not to eat too many but I think I could handle a few 'nasi lemak'.
Once again thank you for sharing all your wonderful food!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Shaghayegh Yassemi 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for your heart warming welcome, Thanks a lot... It's nice to have you in my friends..
I was in Malaysia but for one month I couldn't find anything to eat! Any way your food seems so delicious... you are making me hungry today and it's not fair... : )

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