Our Flour

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 here

Paih : 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

more reading:

Food of Kelantan, Food of Kelantan 2,

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Tepung Kita by Halim Yazid

Ketupat-ketupat tape
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?

10 Comments

  1. cik zza said,

    September 28, 2008 at 2:23 am

    paih : buleh buko kedai make nih balik nanti..kalohla kedai lain..

  2. Noor said,

    September 28, 2008 at 3:53 am

    putri mandi tuh awok wat gok ko? hish kaloh sy ginih. haha

  3. ajik said,

    September 28, 2008 at 6:12 am

    kemah kemah pandai belaka anak jantan kita buat kueh, gulai kepala kambing dan byak lagi lah malas nak royak…………pasa pasa ni.

  4. Hafzan Lazim said,

    September 28, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I never like dessert i always eat the main course until i drop. Malay dessert, Europe, Arab or whatever. Sometimes i just wanna beat the person to death, the person who serve me dessert after i heavily eating the main course. hahahahaha. I just eat this kuih-kuih just for the sake of eating.
    But I always wondering until when before i can eat this kelantanese kuih dan muih. Please God help meeee!!!!!! btw, che Nor favorite food is you know what. Synonym to puteri mandi. hahahhahah

  5. Hafiz Lazim said,

    September 28, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    idung kepek?

  6. Hafiz Lazim said,

    September 28, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    got “kapur” meh in UK?

  7. hunny said,

    September 29, 2008 at 1:10 am

    cmne nk buat kuih tu faiz? butir nangke.hee..first time org makan tme faiz kasi tu.sdap! ;D

  8. paih said,

    September 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    cik Izza
    My first time cooking a recipe would be the best. and after that, the taste wouldn’t beat the first. Therefore, I can’t open any restaurant (i am not really interested in cooking anyway).. huhuhu

    Cik Nor
    I’m part of the chef team.. I know i can’t challenge you at cooking, but i wonder how the food that you cook would taste. huhuhu

    Ajik
    i haven’t tried cooking the gulai kepala kambing? that would be extremely exotic.. huhuhu

    Abe je
    1. “I never like dessert i always eat the main course until i drop. Malay dessert, Europe, Arab or whatever. Sometimes i just wanna beat the person to death, the person who serve me dessert after i heavily eating the main course. hahahahaha. I just eat this kuih-kuih just for the sake of eating.” – That is SO me.. I would save the kuih for the supper, if it is still available.
    2. “But I always wondering until when before i can eat this kelantanese kuih dan muih. Please God help meeee!!!!!!” – Just few more months, God please give me strength to wait for the very moment.. huhuhu
    3. Nor, you know what..

    Abe hapih
    1. You can get preety much everything here. Don’t ever underestimate UK.. huhuhu.. You can even find Petai here..

    Hunny
    1. Sedap? I’m flatted to receive such complement.. huhuhu..
    2. Just get it here myrecipe..

  9. kami. said,

    September 29, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    javanese plssss~😄

  10. paih said,

    September 30, 2008 at 5:30 am

    javanese seems to be indonesian..
    that’s why i purposely used jawanese..
    it sounds more malasian..😄
    huhuhu


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