By: RaY KinZoKu

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SELINGAN : Nasik Dagae & Puyok Tanoh

Outside Look
Inside Look
Inside Outside
Sekadar selingan setelah agak lama menyepi.
Abaikan tarikh entry ini, sesungguhnya ia berdusta.
Sekadar membuka ruang untuk entry seterusnya, yang bakal menyusul dalam masa terdekat.

W H A T :

An old Kelantanese Ngukussae Tanoh
( a " Periuk Pengukus Tanah Liat " or Earthen Steamer Pot )

T H E ~ S T O R Y :

Something from the family " heirloom ".
Acquired from an old family house in Kampung Kota, torned down years ago. Owned by my late great grandmother from my mother's side.

In those days,
when metal cooking-ware were rare and luxurious to some, when traditional methods ruled over modern methods, people would cook their food with earthen and wooden utensils.
So, to cater to the needs, there used to be many household pottery-makers throughout Kelantan back then, like there used to be many Singhorra tile makers, supplying to the housing needs.

At present, both industries are virtually " non-existent ".

This one is a Ngukussae or in "proper" standard Malay, a " Pengukus ".

To use it, first, a piece of clean and nicely shaped banana leaves is placed on top of the holes, and food to be steamed, normally rice is placed inside the pot, on top of the leaves.
After the lid is placed, the pot is then put over a cauldron of boiling water to complete the job.

Having read this,
so do you have any idea how the well known Nasi Dagang was cooked back then ?

* Maybe I should get a more " mouth-watering " looking photo of Nasi Dagang Kelantan.
This take-away sure looks more like a leftover ( no, it's not a leftover, of course ) .. he he


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