Monday, August 29, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri

ketupat

Celebrating Raya is not complete without some lemang (glutinous rice cooked in a bamboo tube), ketupat (compressed rice) and rendang. It is one of the best things I love about living in multiracial Malaysia since we get to enjoy the different culture's traditions.


  boiling ketupat2


 Makeshift lemang and ketupat stalls are mushrooming around town along highways. The PJ residents can head towards the stretch on Taman Tun Dr Ismail on the way to 1 Utama. These stalls now start out after the petrol station until the shoulder to the turn off to the Taman Tun Dr Ismail town centre. Even Kg Sg Penchala has some makeshift stalls.


  ketupat palas


It is easy to spot these stalls...just follow the smoke. There'll be fires billowing everywhere make from wood and coconut husks to boil ketupat and grill the lemang.


  cooking lemang


The KL residents can head towards Keramat and Kampung Baru areas where loads of stalls sell a variety of these Raya goodies.  My personal favourite is the Lemang Asli Warisan place deep in the heart of Keramat AU5. This tucked away stall trades out from a house and usually regulars only know how to visit here. 


Lemang


Pair off your lemang with a killer rendang (my favourite is still Perak's rendang tok) or serunding daging and it'll be a heavenly combination. A personal favourite is also the ketupat palas, that is wrapped with softer palm leaves versus the harder coconut leaf casing.


  lemang4 


Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri everyone. Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Enjoy the holidays. For more pictures, see my Flickr set. 


Hopefully it puts you in the mood for the festivities including the open houses filled with lots of good food.

11 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

wow raya is very close to merdeka day. so any extra holidays? :)

Hungry Female said...

I love lemang too, thanks for the tips of where to get them!

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

Would love to give these a try - certainly more interesting than regular rice in a bowl!

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri, dear. Maaf Zahir dan Batin, if there were any inadvertent harsh words or actions on my side. *hugs*

And oh boy, Lemang + Beef Serunding = Bliss, man! :D

Baby Sumo said...

Would love some lemang right now!

eiling lim said...

happy holidays to you!

george lim said...

cheers for the info! Was trying to buy a nice lemang around KL area and I am still looking for one until I stumbled your blog. :)

ckiong said...

Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri and Happy holiday!
So sad that I haven't had any lemang and ketupak yet.....

boo_licious said...

Michelle - we had an extra day so loads of holidays to relax and eat.

Hungry Female - better get your fix before you leave for Beijing.

Keely - it's definitely very different. Think grilled rice cakes but with a soft texture.

Kenny & Ckiong - hugs to both of you! No harsh words, just lots of fun and laughter between all of us.

George - try Pak Ali's Lemang at Keramat. Very good stuff.

Baby sumo - go get some!

Eiling - Happy Holidays. No travelling again Datin?

Au and Target said...

Great pics. I'm getting my rendang next month when my friend cooks it. yum!

CUMI & CIKI said...

Great photogaphy Boo.. you're a natural, with natural light! Selamat Hari RAYA!!!!

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