Folded In Leaves

The wonderful ways of Indonesian food wrapping

By Indonesia Gastronomy Network

Tape Ketan Ijo (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Water Apple Leaf

The water apple leaf wrapping is an excellent example of wrapping for fermentation purposes. This dessert is called Tape Daun Jambu and a signature from Kuningan, West Java. It is made from fermented glutinous rice with pandanus leaf extract where it gets its green coloring. 

Pecel (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Banana Leaf

Banana leaf is the most versatile of all leafs for serving and wrapping. It can be used for sweet dish, for grilling and for serving such as this Nasi Pecel dish. 

Amurang Dodol (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Corn Husks

Corn husks used to wrap dodol, a tafee like texture made of glutinous rice with palm sugar and coconut milk. The corn husks gives a bit of corn aroma to the dodol

Ketupat (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Young Coconut Leaf

This is ketupat,  weaved from young coconut leaf that acts as a container where rice is cooked in.  You can find ketupat everywhere during festivities.  

Nasi Jamblang (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

Teak Leaf

Teak leaf is quite large and strong to hold a meal. This is Nasi Jamblang from Cirebon. 

Food serving in Indonesia (2021) by Nugraha PratamaIndonesia Gastronomy Network

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