Remember I made keropok lekor by the roadside? This time, while exploring Kuantan, I made putu piring at a little stall beside a kampung! You can tell from our faces that it was a lot of fun! 😀
After getting some keropok lekor, we passed by this sign board. As we haven’t had this kuih for a long time (it’s so hard to find in Kuala Lumpur), we decided to give it a try.
Now I understand why this kuih is so rare. Firstly, you need this steam machine.
The putu piring was so good that we ordered another packet and came back another day. That was when I offered my service. A simple “Boleh tolong?” led to a putu piring making session! I was given apron, gloves and instructions. I was elated!
HOW TO MAKE PUTU PIRING
1. Learn from the master
2. Pour prepared rice flour on a putu piring disk
3. Create a small hole and put some shaved gula melaka
4. Pour more rice flour and swipe excess flour with your finger
5. Cover it with a piece of cloth
6. Put it on the steam machine to cook!
WHERE IS IT?
If you go to Kuantan, pay attention to the sign! I don’t remember the place, but it’s right next to a cemetery if that helps… (Yes, I don’t let spirits scare me away from delicious kuih!). Or you could remember these faces:
WHY IS IT YELLOW?
I think they mentioned that they put halba (fenugreek) in it. It was so delicious!
This must be one of the memorable event in my life (Yes! I’m easily pleased). It’s so nice to find that people are so friendly. I was so touched when they ensure that I was properly dressed so that I wouldn’t hurt myself. Aww. So I bought 30 pieces of putu piring to repay their kindness but it didn’t seem to be enough. This is truly Malaysian hospitality. So proud!