|a vegetarian zhang|
I thought no one really reads my shiok sendiri writings, because my last few posts were about tea, popcorn, kangkung, salted lassi ...
Nothing really interesting happened of late, so I just shared some mundane stuff.
But early this morning, a friend called up to share some pointers. She said it was ok to eat high cholesterol food, as long as it's in limited quantity.
She said my posts made her crave for ketupat with rendang. So, she invited me to go out with her to look for ketupat which still uses palm leaves to wrap the rice. She doesn't want the ones wrapped in plastic.
"I stopped eating lontong and dumplings, even though these were some of my favourite food," she said.
My friend is saying NO to dumplings because people now use raffia --- probably because it would be easier for them to use raffia of different colours to identify the different types of dumplings.
"Even though the raffia has no contact with the rice, which is wrapped with bamboo leaves, it will go into the water since the dumplings are boiled for hours.
"You cannot cook food in a plastic. That's why I don't eat ketupat anymore unless I can find one which uses palm leaves," she said.
My conversation with her brought back memories of my late Mom making zhang (dumpling) in the kitchen. My Mom used the kind of twine seen in the picture above.
Ketupat wrapped with palm leaves taste better than the ones that uses plastic, in my opinion.
|steamed prawns with veggie|
My friend later went home and sent me a pic of what she had prepared for dinner. She recommends steamed food to help weight loss.
Meanwhile, another friend sent me this message which he says is currently trending
"There is a new slimming product in town. It is called Brexit. It'll help you lose a lot of pounds."