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Lemang wrapped in lerek leaves favourite appetiser during Aidilfitri

Lemang wrapped in lerek leaves favourite appetiser during Aidilfitri

June 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Generally, lemang, a traditional glutinous rice cooked, wrapped in banana leaves and placed inside bamboo sticks is a delicacy synonymous with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. But Ariffin Zakaria, who is well aware of the unique taste and aroma of ‘lerek’ leaves, has given a new touch to the recipe by using the leaves of a herbaceous plant known scientifically as ‘Phrynium pubinerve blume’, to wrap the lemang he has been selling for the past 17... Read more

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