|The making of chicken cooked in bamboo..|
The above picture is half of the story...slices of chicken mixed well with other ingredients prior to inserting them into the bamboo
|Bamboos like these can be bought at |
'Tamu' or jungle produce market for
Rm 2 each in Bintulu.
You need young tapioca leaves, bamboo, lemon grass, garlic, kantan (torch ginger) buds or flowers, shallots, chillies, salt, and slices of chicken meat.
|Chicken sliced into small pieces|
|Young leaves of the tapioca - these are mixed and cooked as vegetables and to cover the top of the bamboo to help indicate whether the chicken is well-cooked i.e. when the young leaves turned soft and yellowish|
|Shallots and chillies are pounded into a paste|
|Mix the pounded paste with the chicken meat, crushed lemon grass and garlic and flowers or buds of the kantan (torch ginger)|
|The bamboo needs to be turned around to allow for consistent heating and to prevent over-burning of the bamboo which may result in damage and thus leaking of the chicken 'soup'|
|Young tapioca leaves turn yellowish to indicate the chicken is well-cooked..|
Remove the contents of the bamboo and served the cooked chicken hot....
|Served Pansuh ....yummy,yummy,yummy...|