Last two weeks, one of the staf in my department just came back from his hometown, Tawau. Been there for about a week gave him the opportunity to import some snacks that can easily be found in Tawau.
The right one in the picture is 'kuih cincin'. It does looks a bit like 'kuih penderam' but the different is that 'kuih cincin' outer layer is not as soft as 'penderam'. And of course, 'kuih cincin' can be said as the extension version of 'penderam'.
'Penderam' as I know it is this small thing....that looks like a ring and dark brown in colour. As for 'kuih cincin'....easy to say, it consist (what a brilliant choice of word) of 7 to 8 'penderam' that being combined together. It does looks like a flower...i guess. Haha..
The taste...superb. Oldfolks saying 'rangup dan lazat'..buwahaha.
The left one in the picture is 'empelang' or also known as 'pelang-pelang'. Is is actually a snack made out from 'ikan tenggiri'. Yes.....good news for those who does not like fish bone.
The taste is great! Crunchy yet satisfying...haha. I couldn't get enough of this thing..once U got your hands on 'empelang', U just don't know when to stop....even the guy who tried to stop U will join in eventually...based on experienced...haha.
The last one is this snack call 'buras'. Looks like 'lepat pisang' but inside is made out of 'beras'. It does smell like 'lepat pisang' but taste like 'lemang'. Haha....if it's taste like lemang, then it is best to be eat with some 'sambal' or 'rendang'....oh..suddenly my stomach starts to growl..lol.
I guess it is call 'buras' because of the main ingredient they use - 'beras'...may be after the 'beras' being cooked, it is called 'buras'? It is like a past-tense to the word 'beras'...haha.