This is something I am shameful to announce :( ….I have never eaten a Ketupat Daun Palas / Palm Leaves Glutinous Rice Cake before in my whole life, being a Malaysian until yesterday and it was the first time I tried it ! Even though I have worked with my Muslim colleagues for almost 3 decades… (ouch..I am ancient ) and yet have never eaten one! My muslim colleagues will bring to the office every year after their celebration of Hari Raya and each time I will give it a miss (",)
My architect boss went to Kelantan ( a coastal State of Malaysia) with a few of his men to survey some old antique buildings and they brought home these Ketupat Daun Palas , famous local delicacy of the Kelantan state and the pride of the Kelantanese…and this time round, I told myself I must try this original ones…after all it’s just glutinous rice inside the triangle shaped parcel. What is the fuss? :P And I am so glad that I did not give it a miss :) It was good and to my surprise it was almost like our chinese rice dumpling! 0 0
These little triangle parcels of glutinous rice were indeed well done, the glutinous rice was compact , neither too soft nor hard, the taste was even more fantastic…has the right amount of salt and the right amount of coconut milk and the mild palm leaves scent in the glutinous rice makes the rice very fragrant , when dipped into the coconut sugar syrup ( locally known as Gula Melaka ) it was yummy…the whole parcel of triangle rice tasted wonderfully good…awww…I am glad I tried them out. I took a bundle of four back for Daddy to try out :)) but he doesn’t quite like it though. So I ended having to finish the whole lot :P What a glutton…this Momsie has become! Gluttony is a sin :)) but for food gluttony...I think it's okay...heehee..
not easy to fold, it needs skill to do it or the rice will fall out