Banana. Sticky rice. Grated coconut. Palm sugar. Sound familiar? Probably not. These are our street food. They are like the great grandfather of Indonesian street food. Not many sold them anymore these days, since people prefer fried chicken or bubble tea, or doughnuts. They are sold as a set, a bit of sticky rice, a couple of deep-fried plantain bananas, freshly grated coconut and sprinkled with melted palm sugar and wrapped with banana leaves. I like to be greedy and ask the vendor to drench them. Really wet the whole thing. Most often than not, they pretend not to hearing me. I mean, what’s wrong with a bit more of palm sugar? It’s not like the cost a lot, right?
When we make it at home, I can be generous. Like really generous. Okay, I think I had too much coffee at work today.
Back to the sticky rice. I used Nick Munro’s Pewter mould to shape the sticky rice to a nice cone and deep-fry some bananas, serve them with the mandatory coconut and palm sugar.