Jul 31, 2014

12 'Tis the season for Lemang

It's Lemang  season. What's that, you ask? Lemang is coconut glutinous rice, cooked in a bamboo stick lined with banana leaf, over a fire. Cooking this requires a bit of patience because it involves many hours, but the wait is worth it. This fragrant rice is usually enjoyed with a dollop of dry or thick curry.

Lemang and Rendang Curry

The lemang sellers were out in full force on the second day of Raya. For me, the roadside makeshift stalls were a welcome sight versus the quietness that had consumed the city two days before the Raya celebrations.

Many Malaysians celebrating the festival had gone back to their hometowns. Some chose to make use of the long weekend with a short vacation elsewhere. Us? Machoguy and I spent our time catching up with movies and roaming the far corners of the city for something 'special' to eat. Lemang being one of it, as you can see....and McDonald's. Yep, that happened because it was the only restaurant we could find that was open for business. Don't give me that look, now.  

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On one of the days, we headed into Kajang to see if there were any satay stalls open. The shops were all closed and it was eerily quiet...until we drove into a little transportation hub. The streets were full of people. It was eye-opening to see that most of them were Bangladeshis. Why here, I wondered. I could not see signs of ample job or business opportunities. Aah..perhaps I visit the wrong day.

In one corner, I saw a neat long queue for the bus. I looked on in envy.


I wish we all behaved in the same manner at ticket booths...

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The holidays have come to an end. The city will be bustling again. What's in August? Our National Day celebrations! Flying the flag, yes or no?

12 comments:

  1. Lemang and a cup of coffee for afternoon breakfast..nyumm..

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    1. Yum..I'm going to miss lemang season!

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  2. Lemang with curry or rendang. Yum yum.

    August? 2 birthdays!! ^^

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    1. Hah..Happy Birthday in advance, Rose? ;)

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  3. You said coconut? Count me in! I love anything with coconut. This looks exotic and delicious paired with thick curry.

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  4. Oh gosh that looks so good!

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    1. That's why I never miss buying this when it's in season ;)

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  5. huhu lemang
    i rarely eat
    but viewing ur pic
    just make me wan some
    MY-Emily

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    1. Once a year for me, Emily...once a year, lol ^.^

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  6. Learn something new today. Didn't know Lemang = coconut glutinous rice. Happy weekend, Sharon!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley - you have a great day! ^.^

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