Putu piring at the night market

12 Jan


A pasar malam (night markets) is a kind of bazaar food, clothes and ornaments usually held once a week at any location. The the traders there would often rotate from pasar malam sites all over the particular locality.

Putu bambu is a Malaysian delicacy made of rice flour and coconut shreds. It can often be found at most pasar malam and is a favourite of mine. The sweet coconut shred is wrapped with the rice flour and place in short bamboo stalks. They are then ‘cooked’ in steam for a few minutes. Once ready, the putu bambu is pushed out, ready to be eaten.

If you come to Malaysia, you have got to experience a pasar malam and you have to try this.

Just ask anyone. There could be one round the corner tonight…..





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2 responses to “Putu piring at the night market

  1. Hisham

    January 13, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Don’t confuse yourself between putu bambu dan putu piring….. heeeeee…

    Yes they are made from rice flour and coconut shreds plus a brown sugar.

  2. jaleha majammil ali

    May 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    The one showed in the picture is putu bambu.(bamboo) what ever both are delicious


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