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What is the name if that edible bowl in Malaysian cooking?

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Hi there. A few years ago, I had a Malaysian chicken curry at a Sainsbury's restaurant. It came with this edible bowl containing the chicken curry inside. This bowl had a very sweet and beautiful biscuit like texture and flavour but I've never come across this since. What are these edible bowls called? What was it made of and where can I buy them thesedays? Regards, Richard Steed
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Richard, maybe you could call them and ask directly, oh and Welcome to Chef Talk, I hope that you  will visit all of us often

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Could be a variant of Roti, but that's usually a spiderweb pancake sort of thing.  You could re-purpose banh xeo to this pretty easily.

 

or this?

 

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A little nosing around on the internet turns up a couple of Malaysian restaurants in the US that serve dishes--seafood or chicken and vegetables-- in a deep fried edible bowl made of taro. Taro is a root which is also called yam on Malaysian cuisine websites. I was not able to find a Malaysian word for the edible bowl or a recipe. 

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I think I can remember someone saying it was made of rice. Like a rice biscuit bowl. I just cant find these around in supermarkets.
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Yam pot.

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Yam pot.

 

I grew up in Malaysia. Kuan beat me to it. Indeed, the bowl you had was probably a yam pot.

 

phatch, the video which you linked to is called [i]appam[/i] in Malaysia. It is an Indian snack made from fermented rice. It is delicious, but it will dissolve if you try to put a curry in it :) 

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