My two friends from Bekenu Tamu.
This is a nice savoury glutinous rice cake wrapped in leaves.
This kuih cerolot wrapped up in the kelupis leaves (yellow screwpine)
This is a sweet rice and sago flour cake wrapped in banana leaves.
These two ladies are good friends who have been selling kuihs (local Kedayan cakes) at the Bekenu tamu for many years. Having made friends with them I have visited them often but this was the first time I suggested photographing them and they happily agreed. Please remember that not many local people like to be photographed without permission and even if you ask them they will decline especially some very suspicious and superstitious ones. So please take note of that. WE need to be sensitive about their intellectual property too.
They both sell almost the same products although one has more fried kuih than the other.
These three types are kuihs are wrapped up in three different types of leaves. Traditionally the Kedayans use leaves to wrap up their kuih and food to assure hygienic practices!! They are resourceful and environmentally friendly. In fact this really needs to be highlighted by everyone .
I find food taste better when wrapped up in leaves like this.