Ketayap

I kept having the thought that this should be called “Kuih XXXX” but the book states this as “Ketayap”. Since kiddy, I have called this as “the green popiah with coconut filling”. It’s easier to visualise when you don’t know the actual name. Since I have attempted Oneh Oneh before, the way to make the filling is essentially identical. So I focus on getting the crepe right. Initially, I was quite worried about it coz even after several strains, specks of pandan leaves still contained in the batter, which will result in unsightly spots of green in the crepe. But upon cooking, the green specks are almost non visible and there was a nicely shade of green tone which was quite pleasing.

 
 
 
 
 
I am very greedy, the filling was filled so much to the brim that the crepe is almost bursting. Hahaha. I like my ‘popiah’ that way, how about you ?
 
 
 
Finally after some googling, I managed to get a generous feed of names for it. It can be known as Ketayap, Kuih Ketayap, Kuih Tayap, Kuih Dadar or Kuih Gulung

On a side note, deciding where to go for lunch is getting quite a chore nowdays. Especially when choices get more limited by the closure of some food places near the office. To the extent that my colleagues and I have been suggesting silly ideas, such as drawing lots, fixing a schedule, weather allowance, etc to determine a eating place. Though none of these suggestions truly materialise except for the weather part, as we will try to avoid far places whenever it pours or looks like it’s going to pour, we are having lunches now for the sake of filling the tummy only and we find making decision for lunch is more difficult than our jobs itself !! Hahaha, can you imagine that ? Are you working people facing the same kind of silly dilemma also ?? ~ Anyway, this topic comes to light abruptly because it’s another lunch time now as I am typing this. ^-^

 
 
Ketayap
(makes 15 pieces)

  ~recipe adapted from Agnes Chang Hawker’s Delights~
  

  Ingredients :
 
  Batter :
  180g plain flour
  1/3 tsp salt
  1.5 eggs, beaten
  6 pandan leaves, blended with 350ml water, strained
  A little green colouring, if necessary

  Filling :
  3 cups white grated coconut (about 3/4 coconut)
  90g gula melaka, chopped
  3 tbsp water
  1 piece panda leave, knotted
  1/3 tsp salt
  1 tsp corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water for thickening

  Method :
  1. Batter : Sieve flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add eggs and pandan juice gradually. Mix flour into water, slowly working from centre outwards. Strain and leave to stand for at least half an hr.
  2. Filling : Cook gula melaka and water in a saucepan until syrupy. Add coconut,  pandan,  salt and mix throughly. Add cornflour water and cook until thick. Leave to cool.
  
  3. Making ketayap : Heat up a 15cm or 6 inches non stick pan, grease with a little oil, pour one scoop batter into pan, tilt pan quickly to form a thin pancake. Cook on low heat until set. Remove from pan, put 1 tbsp filling on pancake and roll up tightly like a popiah.
  4. Place on serving plate and serve hot or cold as snack or dessert.                                  
 
 
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6 Comments

  1. I have never heard of this dish before, and have never tried it either!! So this is definitely a first. It does sound good, so I look forward to trying it! The colour is beautiful, and makes the whole thing look fresh and springy… enjoyed reading this post :))

  2. Hihi Dima'sk Itchen, yes I love the colour too !! Please try it out and let me know whether you like it !

  3. That's strange :) Never heard  of that dish or of some of the ingredients :DAlways nice to discover new things, thanks for sharing !

  4.  Hihi PPoppy ! No problem ! Do try it out when you are free and let me know whether you like this too !

  5.  yeah lena, too bad none of my colleagues drive. So we are "forced" to stay around the same food everyday !

  6. i know them as kuih ketayap, nice! i understand what you mean abt what's having for lunch..obviously you will hv lunch around your office and that also means having the same kind of food everyday..unless you all decided to drive out and have something else instead.

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