First and foremost, I thanked you whoever joined my lunch invitation at Eid yesterday.  Every eid, I usually cook a special menu that I barely make.  This eid ul-fitr, I made Lontong Sayur Padang.  It’s supposed to be Ketupat Sayur Padang, but I don’t have the access for the wrapping ingredient.  Ketupat and lontong are very similar.  Both are rice cakes and made from rice; the only different is the wrapping material.  While ketupat is wrapped in janur (young palm leaves), lontong is wrapped banana leaves.  In Indonesia, mostly the janurs are from 3 different palm leaves, coconut, sago palm (rumbia) and arenga palm (aren).

Ketupat Sayur Padang consists gulai cubadak (green jackfruit curry), beef rendang, eggs balado (hard boiled eggs in balado sambal), red crackers and balado cassava crakers.  However, my lontong sayur padang only consisted gulai cubadak, rendang daging, onion crackers and sambal lado mudo (green chili sambal)

I also served Lumpia Semarang (Semarang style spring rolls) as appetizer and Le Boh Timon/Es Timun (Acehnese cucumber limeade) as beverage and reducing the cholesterol from the food :).  Eid doesn’t feel complete without Indonesian cookies such as nastar (pineapple filled cookies), sago cookies etc.  Hence, I only made one type of cookies, Duri Duriang (durian filled cookies).

My theme for this eid is nusantara.  At least, I was covering 3 islands, Sumatra with Lontong Sayur Padang and Le Boh Timon, Java with Lumpia Semarang and Sulawesi with duri duriang.

Lontong Sayur Padang 2/2
A recipe of gulai cubadak and duri duriang will be posted soon have been posted.  Links to a recipe of:
Rendang Daging – Beef Rendang 
Le Boh Timon/Es Timun Aceh – Cucumber Limeade
Sambal Lado Mudo – Green Chili Sambal
Lumpia Semarang – Spring Rolls filled with Bamboo Shoots

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  1. Sounds delicious, Pepy! Just so you know, the image from Flickr is not coming through when I view this page but I saw your photos on Flickr earlier luckily.

  2. This is one of my childhood favorite, my late Father used to take me and my sister to eat this at the food stall not far from our house. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. You cooked those all by yourself without any help? Wow you are one amazing woman!

    I had no idea that there are different types of ketupat wrappers.

    Great food for Eid. Wish we could all come! We could help cleaning up 🙂

  4. I would have loved to have celebrated Eid with you! All of the food you describe sounds fantastic and it's all so new to me! Thanks for opening my eyes to all these tasty things.

  5. Wish I could send some of my ketupats your way! These Raya dishes look fabulous, Pepy. Your guests were so lucky to have tasted them! Happy Eid!


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