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Wrap Rice by 'Tintap' Leaf
(takano liopot roun tintap)
KadazanDusun people have a unique traditional rice dish. This rice is wrapped by a leaf of tree called 'tintap’. This leaf has been used since the time of our ancestor to wrap rice and other food. I'm not sure if this tree grows in other places but it's easily found in my area. This wrap rice is not just ideal to serve with traditional food but also suitable with modern cuisine. My kids really love this rice but they always ask me to wrap it with their favorite dishes.

Ingredients for dish (A):
  1. 1 / 2 salted fish
  2. 1 tomato (chopped)
  3. 1 / 2 large onion (chopped)
  4. some oyster sauce
  5. some sugar

  • Cut salted fish into sections and then fry until crispy. Set aside.
  • In another pan, heat oil, add onion and saute until fragrant.
  • Enter the chopped tomato and stir again until slightly crushed. Then add in oyster sauce and sugar.
  • Enter the fried salted fish again and stir until well combine.

Ingredients for dish (B):
  1. 5 French beans
  2. 1 sausage
  3. some cauliflower
  4. 1tbsp garlic (chopped)
  5. 1tbsp tomato sauce
  6. salt
  7. sugar

  • Heat oil in a wok and fry garlic until fragrant.
  • Enter the sausage and stir briefly. Then add French beans and cauliflower.
  • Finally pour in tomato sauce, salt and sugar. Stir until well combine.

How to Wrap the Rice:
  • Firstly, wrap the hot rice with the 'tintap' leaf. Set aside for a few minutes.
  • Open the wrapper and put the side dishes on top and around the rice. Wrap again.
  • Wait for a moment to let the aroma of the leaf absorb into the rice.


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