This lovely Iban aka Sea Dayak woman sits on the mat cover floor as she demonstrates cooking her tradition cake. She was cooking for the hungry ones during the Kai Chung Reunion. I promise you, I will find the name of these Longhouse.
She deep fries the cake in a wok heated by a potable gas stove.
Here it it, the guests couldn't wait to sink their teeth into them.
Close up, ( I need to ask the name.) I was fuelled by adrenaline, and euphoria. I didn't eat any.
Shameless me, I asked to be photographed flanked between two beauties, I learn that Awa goes to the school I also taught. Sekolah Menanga Binatang. It has a name change. I taught there for 1 month, then I went to New Zealand. If you have been following my posts, you will have posts I have been like a rolling stone.
Awa with her mum, I told her I could be your teacher. All the seniors , 1978. I wonder where they are. They taught me a lot of Iban Ethnic traditions.
The food was traditional, organic, but this person was busy talking and dancing and taking photos.
I have one regret, I didn't buy a costume that Awa was wearing. I don't know when I will make a trip again.
Betty AnggatAnn Chin, this is called Kuih Penyaram. Made from rice flour, plain flour, sugar, gula melaka and water. Mix together and deep fry.
The History of the Longhouse. please click to enlarge to read the document. My frined Francis Chen kindly sent it to me. Thanks and also to the author.
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