Putu Mayam

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Some olden days snacks have been revived and the more popular one is Putu Mayam. Last time, an Indian man used to cycle around my kampung selling putu mayam. Then, this snack sort of disappeared for many years. It re-appeared again, about 10 years ago and now, many people are into selling putu mayam or string hoppers. You can now easily find putu mayam stalls at wet-markets, hawker centres and pasar malams.

Basically, it is pandan flavoured, rice flour, pressed into strings and steamed. It is served with grated coconuts and brown sugar. This is a hit with children. Usually, a packet costing RM1 will have about 5-6 pieces of this fragrant green thread.

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9 thoughts on “Putu Mayam


    (April 11, 2005 - 2:45 am)

    Correct me if I am wrong. I thought it is served with Santan?


    (April 11, 2005 - 2:52 am)

    i love putu mayam. my granny used to buy it for me. i finish the rice threads with the grated coconut, saving all the brown sugar for last heh. never had green ones though


    (April 11, 2005 - 3:13 am)


    ok. time for supper anywayz. 😀


    (April 11, 2005 - 5:01 am)

    Yay! Yay! Another Penang blogger!

    I love Putu Mayam too, but I used to call it Kutu Moyong when I was younger. 😛 And Jason: I am 100% sure it’s served with coconuts and brown sugar … love! love! love that food!


    (April 11, 2005 - 5:26 am)

    J-Teoh : Or maybe I got it wrongly. There’s a similiar type of dish that is served in Indian’s courses right? If its the same one, my place here serves with santan.


    (April 11, 2005 - 5:38 am)

    *drooling* Have to remember to get that the next time I go home..I only had putu piring the last time and this is soooooooooo much better.


    (April 11, 2005 - 11:16 pm)

    pandan putu mayam? that is actually not common in most parts…its usually just plain rice flour…and about it being served…for snack its with coconut and brown sugar…but as a full meal most will eat with a coconut base soupy thing (jothi in tamil) and whatever curry or vegetable is around…good stuff! *droool*


    (April 12, 2005 - 4:39 pm)

    No Jason, you’re not wrong at all. When I go to a mamak shop that serves Putu Mayam, I prefer the santan to the grated coconuts. Tastes great. On days when I’m feeling dangerous, I’d order my Putu Mayam with curry. 🙂

    So there. 🙂

    […] They put some raisins to make it tastier. I got these from the little stall by the roadside along Jalan Dato Keramat, where the Berjaya Times Square project is (putu mayam location here). Available from around 6 pm till at night. Business is very brisk and sometimes, people had to wait for a while to buy their putu mayam. (my old posts on putu mayam ) […]

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