Sunday, September 30, 2007

Badak Berendam

This is one of the traditional kuih (sweets) that we usually make during Ramadan. Both my husband and his eldest brother love it. Yes, to these days I still wonder why the name is as such. Every Ramadan, my Asma will always asks the same question (you see she’s the one who will spend most of her time helping me in the kitchen especially during Ramadan).

Badak Berendam (literally means soaking rhinocerous). Rather odd and off but it is one delicious and sweet kuih. It’s not that difficult to make. In fact, if you know the technique, Badak Berendam is rather easy just like making another Malaysian favourite Buah Melaka.

For the fillings:
250g palm sugar (gula merah)
Shredded coconut (from one coconut)
A pinch of salt

For the wrap (the badak, hmm)
300g glutinous rice flour (tepung pulut)
1 cup water
A pinch of salt

For the sauce
½ kilo of coconut milk
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon flour


Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a pan and put in on fire (medium) for 15 to 20 minutes. Set it aside to cool.
Mix all the ingredients for the wrap until fluffy.
Then take a small amount of the mixed flour (a size of a marble) and stuff it with the filling. Do as many as desired.
In the meantime, sprinkle sugar in a bowl and arrange all the badaks in it.
Pour the sauce in the bowl. Make sure the sauce does not cover the badaks altogether, at least half soak. Steam them for about 5 to 8 minutes.
Then serve it hot. Done.


  1. Dear Azian,

    Salam perkenalan - and thank you for visiting my Blog :D

    Kueh Badak Berendam is my hubby's favourite. Apparently it's also called Kueh Sepang (as in the Circuit). So far, I have never ever made it myself as my mom would normally cook it for him. I have asked her for the recipe (I think at least 5 times, kot?) but, have never jotted it down anywhere - an excuse for not cooking it myself thus far! Hehehe!

    But, now that I have it in black and white here - no more excuses...

    Thanks ;D

  2. wanshana,selamat mencuba... nanti u boleh impress ur mom kan..btw berhati-hati sikit dengan tex badak tu.. kalau lembik nanti badaknya out of shape..kalau keras...tak sedap

  3. This looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing a sweet with us...

  4. anh,
    thanks for dropping by. just came back from your blog, it looks so so delicious

  5. salam azian thnks for dropping by.

    dah dekat 40 taon i hidup tak penah rasa badak berendam ni, very the jakon i am right :p

    i link, you wink??

  6. Azian,

    Pejam celik pejam celik dah nak Raya ek...i love these things but in my house my heroes do not fancy sweet things like rasa nak makan cari jer kat kedai ...the boys and the father prefer savory things and karipap is on top of the list...kalau i buat benda2 manis byk la kena buat distribution coz i will be eating it myself.....

  7. azian, i just tried making these badaks last nite..jadik..sedddaaappp..thanks for the recipe!

  8. My periuk belanga,
    Tak pe...tak pe.. nanti boleh cuba kan!

    My girls pun macam ur son jugak. Kuih 2 macam ni tak usik punya tapi macam karipap ker..otak-otak ker..kita pulak yang tak dapat rasa.
    Seronoknya i you dah cuba..thank you..nanti cuba puding telur plak yer