Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Ketupat is a rice dumpling from Indonesia which is traditionally served during Idul Fitri. Ketupat is usually eaten with satay, and chicken curry. It is wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch which is then boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. This method of cooking gives the ketupat its characteristic form and texture of a rice dumpling.

Tomorrow is Idul Fitri. Nowadays, you don't have to prepapre the palm leaves pouch. This man is preparing the pouches and selling them for tomorrow's ketupat.

Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Mohon Maaf Lahir Batin.


melanie said...

De jolies bouchées vertes enveloppées comme des cadeaux ! Bravo et bonne fête de Idul Fitri !

Torun Observer said...

> Tomorrow is Idul Fitri.
For me it is a news from other culture. "Idul Fitri": Wikipedia tells me something about this special day.