Lemang is a traditional delicacy available especially during the current Hari Raya Aidil Fitri season. Lemang is popular in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia. It is made of glutinuos rice and coconut milk (santan) baked in bamboo tubes over a charcoal or wood fire. Young banana leaves are used to line the bamboo before the rice and santan mixture is poured in. Salt is also added according to taste. Cooking lemang takes around 3 to 4 hours.
Look at the amount of firewood needed by the store owner to make enough lemang to cater to his customers. Usually this stall is opened for 1 month during the festive season.
Lemang is usually served with rendang. Rendang is made from beef, chicken or mutton. The meat is cooked in coconut milk, shreded coconut and spices such as ginger, tumeric, galangal, chilli and lemon grass.
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