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Curry Rice From Cendol Bakar

Create: 01/15/2017 - 21:23
Curry Rice From Cendol Bakar

Stole a shot while peeping. Not sure if it was nasi lemak (santan rice) or plain white rice on the banana leaf base but it looked really delicious and tempting. They sell rojak and other mouth-watering Malay dishes too.

Silly me thought the name came about because the owner's name is Bakar. I found out it was literal as it meant "burnt". The palm sugar for the cendol is burnt or caramelised, so hence the name.

Rendang

Create: 07/17/2015 - 02:55
Rendang Curry Chicken

Historically, the Minangkabau people of Sumatra were of a migrating (merantau) culture. Many left home to start new lives in other Indonesian cities, as well as at regional countries. Soon, Padang restaurants were everywhere.

But there was one problem when they wanted to take food along their long journeys through rivers and oceans. Refrigerators weren't available in the 16th century.

Lemang

Create: 07/16/2015 - 20:11
Origin Of Lemang

To add a little explanation for international followers; the delicious dish known as Lemang is believed to be Minangkabau (Indonesian) in origin.

The glutinous or sticky rice is mixed with coconut milk and a little salt. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over fire in a hollowed-out bamboo tube.

In Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, one can see stalls popping up during the Eid al-Fitr Festival, where the delicacy (including the accompanying curry) is cooked and sold from the roadside.