After my attempt to do the cekmek, I tried out a couple more simple and easy-to-make traditional kuih. These foods are so unknown even the Malaysian didn’t recognise them, maybe it is just a local Kelantanese food. I think that I am lucky to be exposed with doing these foods since young, although I was bit lazy helping my mother doing them. Huhuhu..
My masterpieces from left, butir nangka and kepek idung aka puteri mandi. huhuhu
Young generation nowadays will prefer doing the modern food. Even the name of the food is so western and does not resemble who we are anymore. It is good to see this kind of improvement but some of these people just left their traditional food aside. I guess this issue is a universal issue; it happens everywhere around the globe. While the modern cuisine makes their way forward, what happen to the traditional food?
At least we should know their names. I still remember when was in Kelantan. I went to Kedai Nab Wakaf Zin or any other kedai nak (Keda hok buko nak2 hari hok samo dale sminggu, ie pasar tani) to buy things. I was so ignorant that I didn’t even know some of the kuihs’ name. One of the kuih is my father’s favourite and when he always asked me to buy it. What I did was I just pointed my finger to the kuih that I want, and that’s it.
Kedai Nab Wakaf Zin.. I miss the morning market.. the image was taken from herePaih : Nok kuih ni duo rial. (I want this kuih for two ringgit- Pointing at the kuih) Seller : Hok ni awe? (Is it this one?)
Paih : Ho. (Yes- Nodding my head) Seller : Hoh awe, Mokcik wii lebih ko awe. (Here you go, I give you extra kuih)
Paih : Terimo kasih.
Thanks to the advance of technology that we have today, all of the recipe and information is at the tip of our fingers. So make some effort to know them better. huhuhu
Tepung Kita by Halim Yazid
Beke chek mek teghe woh hulu
Kelepak akok serabe
Taik itik woh gomok kosu
Nekbak onde2 senggupal puting sagu
Cendol lopak tike buoh tanjung koleh ubi kayu
Tepung kito banyok lah benar
Sedapnyo raso sudoh terkenal
Ado merato di segenap kedai
Rama oghe suko hargo tok maha
Cacar tepung ape tepung suna teri mandi
Cucur putu maye tepung bukus dan banyok lagi
Ado mace2 takdok pitih jah wei nok beli
Kalu kito bile sapa esok tok habis lagi
Kalu nok banding ngan negeri oghe
Tok leh nok tanding tak dok doh lawe
Tepung lah kuih negeri kelate
Lemok berair sedapnyo make
Banyok oghe jual dale bandar ataupun kapung
Belambok atah kedai dale market kot celoh lorong
Singgoh ladeh semeta beli sikit ko beli borong
Perabih 2 rial make sohge tok rok nok surong
Turun temurun tok nenek mula
Rasa disanjung tinggal pusaka
Inilah tepung hok kito ado
Jange lah capur nekbak ngan burger
Nok wak tepung pelita masuk kakah tok banyok kara
Pise atau gulo tepung beras capur ngan telor
Walau pun empat benda denga masok banyoknyo rasa
Itu satu tanda kepandaian bangsa kito
Say yes to the Malaysian food: Enjoying pecal at house 34 during iftar. Is it a jawanese food?