Sunday, March 09, 2014
Lemang is a traditional Malay food cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick. Usually prepared for festivities such as the Muslim Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, lemang is made of glutinous rice and coconut milk, with salt added for taste. Some lemang recipes add corn. Lemang is usually eaten with spicy and shredded beef rendang.
1kg glutinous rice
3 coconuts (grated and extract the coconut milk)
2 medium bamboo size
salt to taste
Wash the glutinous rice and toss the water
Roll the banana leaf and insert it into the bamboo.
fill it glutinous rice into the bamboo (make sure not too full)
Put some salt into the coconut milk and pour it into the bamboo.
Place it slighly slanted with the opening facing upwards near a small fire. Keep turning your lemang to cook evenly. It will take about 4 hours to cook.
Lemang is available in almost all district but the most popular lemang stalls are in Kijal, Kemaman.
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