After reading Robyn's great post on the food from Chendering's night market, I started dreaming about Putu Pirings and Putu Bambus. I suddenly remembered I have a close up picture of the Putu Bambu I love from Kampung Baru hence I thought I'll share it with all of you.
I first discovered these when I did my Ramadan Bazaar series in Kampung Baru and ever since, I often sneak to Kampung Baru for my fix. You don't usually get Putu Bambu as Putu Piring is more common. If I am in Petaling Jaya, I usually get my Putu Piring in front of the smaller Giant supermarket in Kelana Jaya as there's a stall which sells them from teatime onwards. If it's Kuala Lumpur, then we usually go to the stall in Bangsar right in front of TMC.
There are many variants of the Putu which are all made from ground rice flour and steamed in different casings - there's the flat version i.e. the Putu Piring (Piring means plate in Malay) and the cylinder kind which is steamed in bamboo casings hence the name Putu Bambu. The Indian variety is called Putu Mayam or string hoppers where they mix it in a dough and press it through a sieve to make them into stringed nets which is then steamed. All these putus are served with gula melaka (palm sugar in Malay) and shredded fresh coconut as they don't have any taste if eaten alone.
If any of you have seen or eaten any other Putu variants, do drop me a comment as I'll love to hear about them.
Putu Bambu stall
Along Jalan Raja Alang and near the cross section of Jalan Raja Bot
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
From 3 pm to 12pm daily
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