Friday, November 04, 2005
Lopez, A Malay Delicacy
Yes folks! This is called lopez and it is a Malay delicacy.
With this, I can't stop myself from camparing it with our very own suman na malagkit as they are almost the same. It is also made from glutinous rice though it is not wrapped in banana leaf and as you can see it is triangle in shape while ours is smaller and is mostly rectangle in shape.
When we were in Laguna, we usually dip the suman in a mixture of white sugar and shredded coconuts. Here in Singapore we eat lopez which is rolled in shredded coconuts and then the brown sugary sauce is poured in it. So yummy!
Ahh, I ate a lot of lopez today!! Why so? Yesterday was a public holiday in Singapore as it was Hari Raya Aidilfitri. And as they said that if Deepavali is for the Indians and Christmas is for us Filipinos and Christians everywhere, then Hari Raya Aidilfitri is for the Malays.
Isn't it nice that through food we learn from other cultures too?