Pulut Lemak and Mempelam Harum Manis

1. Beseri is just a small town, located between Kangar and Padang Besar. It is famous for the fish market and sugar cane plantation near Chuping.

2. It was here that I spent sometimes when I was a medical and health officer.

3. The house that I lived in was surrounded by mempelam (mango) trees of special variation, harum manis. In Perlis, people used to eat pulut lemak with mempelam harum manis.  Pulut lemak is basically a glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk. Eating pulut lemak with mempelam is as delicious as eating pulut lemak with durian.

….they are sweet and tasty

4. I remember when the season comes, we would do gotong-royong to pick fruits and divide them equally among us.


5. This is how pulut lemak and mempelam harum manis look like:

(Pic courtesy: http://vois-of-me.blogspot.com)

6. This food is, in fact, derives from a Thai dessert known as Khao Niaow Ma Muang. Here, pulut is prepared separately from thick santan cream. They are mixed and taken together with either with durian or mempelam.

…the glutinous rice is bathed with coconut milk

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