Di Bawoh Rang Ikang Kering
Random Ramblings of A Retired Retainer


Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In spite of the high uric acid content, pulut or glutinous rice (sticky rice to some) features prominently in the life of Terengganu folks. Villagers in Terengganu, when going to a kenduri or a big feast will say they are going to "makan pulut". Probably this is because most of the time there will be pulut kuning, known in Terengganu as nasi kunyit featured prominently at the the do. If it is a wedding and there is a bersilat (the Malay art of self-defence) in the program, chances are the silat will be silat pulut (show silat) where nobody gets hurt. More so if it is a solo silat exponent.
In Terengganu, pulut is never masak (cooked). It is always tanok. The subtleties escaped me but rest assured that all pulut are well-cooked and sticky.

For breakfast, I can remember two kinds of pulut: pulut tawo (plain unsweetened glutinous rice) and pulut cawan. Pulut cawan, as you can see from the picture above which I stole from Am-flora's blog, is a catering manager's delight. The serving is somewhat uniform as if scooped using a cup (cawan). The pulut in the picture is from Johor and the topping is serunding. Pulut cawan in Terengganu usually has beras goreng (toasted rice) or sambal ikan (grated fish floss) on top .
Both pulut cawan and pulut tawo might have grated coconut on them too and then they have a new name: pulut gaol nyo. Sometimes they are eaten with ikang singgang goreng or ikang kering.
Over at the Thai border towns, where pulut is cheaper, the pulut is sold in a very generous portion (almost twice the size of Terengganu's nasi dagang packet) and eaten with fried chicken. This would lead to extreme drowsiness and the eater is advised not handle heavy machineries for the next six hours.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009
Hari Ning saya baca dalam suratkabo,kerajaang Teganung boleh jadi takmboh ato doh budok budok belajo ke Indonesia. Gamoknya pasa gepa buming baru-baru ning lah. Exco berkenaan kata nok ato budok-budok ke Poland atau Hungary. Orang di Poland tu kita panggil Poles ke Poleh?
Pok Od dang Pok Li dok berapa setuju. "Indonesia ni dekat sikit. Kalu ada sakit demang senang sikit gi mari. Naik Firefly pong buleh."
Pok Od tamboh "Musiboh ning, duwana pong ada.Lagi pong bukang ari-ari"
Pok Li setuju. "Lagi pong, penyakit orang Indonesia lebih kurang sama dengang penyakit orang Teganung. Puru, demang kura, kudih gata dang laing laing nye. Yang tadoknya nyakit Nok Ganyang Malaysia je. Penyakit orang-orang di Poland dan Hungary lain sikit. Maklumlah negeri sejuk bukan negeri teropika."

Pok Li kata "Jauhnya!"

Pok Od kata "Kohor dekat kohor muroh"
Pok Li kata "Sungguhti Od. kat Poland nung nak cari nasik pong susoh. Toksoh kata nok cari Nasik Padang macang di keda Nazar"