Pasar Snapshots: Kelantan Ketupat

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Kelantan's ketupat is triangular

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The other ketupat at the left side is similar to the hanging rice in Visayas region of the Philippines

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2 responses to “Pasar Snapshots: Kelantan Ketupat

  1. alifesgayventure April 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    the ketupats on the left are more traditionally shaped, being square shaped. the triangular ones remind me of the chinese bak chang. and the fact they are sweet with kachang in them may suggest they are chinese bak chang. or an idea taken from them. ketupat is plain rice, usually eaten with satay. in malaysia, there is a lot of cross over cultural adaptations. what the west might call fusion food. it seems to me a natural progression that the malays in east malaysia will take the idea of the bak chang esp the sweet version, to sell. the normal version of pork,will of course be shunned.

  2. makadto April 28, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Ketupat as plain rice only and eaten with satay is what I’m familiar with and I’ve tried that in Brunei. In the Philippines, specifically in the Visayas and some parts of Mindanao region, it is also made of plain rice and we call it puso. The bak chang you’ve mentioned reminds me of machang, and yes it’s a Chinese dimsum

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