Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Curried Pork in Sticky Rice

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: The Spiral Road
Cuisine: Indonesian

These sticky rice balls are filled with curried pork in coconut milk. The presentation I'd originally intended for this dish was a banana-leaf wrapper, but unfortunately, there are no food-grade banana leaves in any of our local markets, and all I had on hand were bamboo leaves which have a slightly bitter taste, so I had to improvise and wrap them in aluminum foil instead. No doubt they'd have been slightly more attractive, and perhaps more tasty in some subtle way if I'd wrapped them in banana leaves, but they were delicious nevertheless.

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month, along with my 'Spiral Road' film review.

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