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Getuk Ubi - KL Sel MFF #2

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


If it's not for a book Shannon showed me, I would've forgotten about this yummy snack I used to have back in those bus chasing days. I am not sure if they still exist around the Pudu and Kotaraya area as I haven't been there for 10 years.

This snack brings back nostalgic memories.





Back in 1990's, I was in my teens and used to travel to KL with my buddies, either for national level Girls' Brigade camps or just for the sake of shopping for clothes. Sometimes we take the earliest bus out to KL in the morning  and the lastest bus home in the evening... and the journey was at least 3 hours long, back in the days when those buses still stop for those long breaks in Tanjung Malim. My KL friends do find our enthusiasm for shopping to be a bit crazy, Hahaha! 6 hours of shopping in return for 6 hours in the bus.

Sometimes we shop so much until we forgot the time and had to run to Pudu Station to catch the bus home. And these getuk ubi will be our meals. RM1 for 5 is the cheapest and quickest way for a meal on a bus. But actually my friends and I liked it a lot and we can't get it in Perak. Pudu area has a lot of these getuk ubi stalls back in those days. They don't only sell getuk ubi, but fried bananas and sweet potatoes too.



Getuk Ubi
by WendyinKK

350gm peeled cassava/tapioca root
80-100gm sugar
90gm grated coconut
1/4 tsp salt

Batter
80gm rice flour
20gm plain flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/3 tsp salt
150 ml water*
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda

*You can replace the water with thin coconut milk (30ml coconut milk + 120ml water) for better aroma

1. Steam the cassava root until soft (poke it with a chopstick and it's through).
2. Mash the cassava while it's piping hot (I used the hand mixer). Discard fibrous bits.
3. Put in sugar, salt and grated coconut and mix until well combined. Taste it and add more sugar if preferred
4. Roll them into balls. (I made mine into lime sized balls, but those sold was 30% bigger).
5. Combine the ingredients for batter.
6. Heat some oil for deep frying. Use medium heat.
7. Dip each ball into the batter and fry until a crust forms and you can see some of the cassava trying to burst out.



I'm submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest KL Selangor Month hosted by Shannon of Just as Delish

8 lovely notes:

Mel July 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM  

Love to give this a try, it sure looks so yummy.

Sem July 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

I love getuk ubi, but the version is different from yours. It is steamed tapioca topped with grated coconuts sweetened with gula Melaka. It is sold in Nyonya Colours in Mid Valley.

Yeong Shong July 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM  

I used to have this too when I was younger.....back then I lived in Taiping and there's this stall that sells this (in a bigger stall).....my siblings all love it.....we called it "char tan" (bomb in Cantonese)....I'm definitely going to make this....

winifredrose,  July 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM  

Tq for sharing

Jeannie Tay July 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM  

Yes, this is a very familiar kuih and can still be found in PJ, not sure about Pudu/Kotaraya because I too have not been there for years! That's why I recognize it when you in FB.

Mai Lin,  July 3, 2013 at 1:29 PM  

oooh i love this kuih. bookmarking this as usual.

Phong Hong July 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM  

Wendy, there is one goreng pisang stall near my office that sells these "balls". Strangely, I have never tried it. Selling 3 for RM1.00.

Alice July 5, 2013 at 3:01 PM  

recipe sounds so yummy I wanna try, getuk in Indonesia is totally different from this one :)

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