Oh yes, forgot to say that Ketupat can also be a decoration. You just need to use equal length (say abt 1m) and width ribbons of mixed colour and follow thru the steps in the video and wa la~
hehe Give it a go!
If you ask me what is the special thing we do for Hari Raya each year without fail, I'd say it's weaving Ketupat.
Our whole family has been weaving ketupat since we were small. We all mastered weaving it by age 7 maybe? Back in Tampines, my mother had ever taken order of 1000+!!!! *faint* Luckily, I was still studying back then, and it was the school holidays and i helped her out and didnt sleep the whole night on the eve of the eve of Hari Raya. Got back aches from sitting on the floor and bending over for too long!
Ketupat is a rice cake made out of coconut leave weaved into a diamond shape. It is a festive dish that we ate with Rendang (beef/mutton) or Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken Cooked Red) etc.
So, below i insert a video of how to weave ketupat.
Stay tune to see how the whole process of cooking them goes.
Selamat mencuba! Happy trying!
And thanks to Xubi who helped me record this video. =) Love you.