Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kueh Putu

Aaron and I go for our evening walk at around 5pm everyday. I don't usually carry my camera or any money with me. Today however, I had some change left over in my pocket and I had taken my camera along on a whim.

I've heard the continuous whistling sound in the evenings since the first few days we arrived here. I never knew that it came from this man's Kueh Putu cart until today. I'm usually wary of eating food off these carts (there are plenty around in the evenings) but the Kueh Putu seemed ok because it is made of all dried ingredients ...nothing that could go bad.

Anyway, its made of rice flour, coconut and brown sugar. He stuffs that brown napkin ring looking thing then places it over a tiny hole on top of that big tin can he has on the left. Hot water is boiling underneath, giving off steam to cook the putu. When its done, he just pushes the putu out of the napkin ring.

Unfortunately, I didn't remember to take a photo of the finished putu until after I had gobbled it down. It was pretty good. Too sweet for my taste but I can always ask him to hold the sugar next time.

1 comment:

Pte.V.from.Canada said...

I think I had that when I was in Singapore, and I loved it! I've been asking my mom to make it, but she doesn't know what I'm talking about. Is there any way you can get a good picture of it so that I can show her? It'd be greatly appreciated! =)