Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This, my friend, is an 'apong' tree... 'apong' to the Sarawakians, 'nipah' to the West Malaysians.
Remember those crystal jelly you had for desert? This is where you harvest them. Sarawakians call it 'buah tematu'. This fruit can grow to the size of a football.
Below, is what it looks like at its juvenile stage. And the corn-like thingee is the 'mayang' or flowers.
So, what do you do with an apong tree? You harvest the 'air sadap', a clear sometimes slightly murky sweet liquid .
You harvest it with a recycle plastic bottle, than you pour it into these bamboo containers.
You boil it, and stir till the liquid thickens
And you 'll get this gooey muddy substance, poured in tins, or clear containers
So... what do you do with 'gula apong'?
Sarawakians make various deserts with it, such as this kuih celorot...
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Friday, August 28, 2009
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Monday, August 3, 2009
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Where is Sri Aman? It's Sarawak's second out of 11 Division.
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Don't miss the Sunday market. One may find:
Local yellow spotted catfish... tasted better than the commercialized African breed.
Varieties of Sarawak local riceLocal pineapple... this 1 weighs 3+kg tagged at RM4 (not the dude)
Original Sarawak terubuk hailed from Lingga
Edible buntal or pufferfish (yellow)... the Empirang (orange) is a local delicacy
Keluangman! Selling at Rm18 each. Goreng pun sodap.
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Monday, June 29, 2009
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