The 7 Lontong Song…

Have you heard the 7 Lontong Song before? I’m sure you have but if you insist that you haven’t, then just click and watch this video clip…

Hahahahaha!!! I told you that you’ve heard it before but you would not believe me! Anyway, it’s not the season yet – still a long way to go! But seriously, this post is about lontong. Well, this is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia:

Lontong is an Asian dish made of compressed rice that is then cut into small cakes.Β Popular in Indonesia and Malaysia, the dish is usually served cold or at room temperature with sauce-based dishes such as gado-gado and salads, although it can be eaten as an accompaniment to other dishes such as satay and curries. It is also used in soto as an alternative to vermicelli noodles.

Lontong is traditionally made by partly cooking the rice and packing it tightly into a rolled-up banana leaf. The leaf is then secured and cooked in boiling water for about 90 minutes. Once it is cooled, the rice compacts and can be cut up into bite-sized pieces.

Well, if you have never tried lontong before, there is a West Malaysian lady from Negeri Sembilan selling that at Bandong here in Sibu in the morning. Her stall is right next to the surau opposite the primary school. For RM3.00, you get the rice cut into cubes…

Lontong 1

…plus the ikan bilis (anchovies) sambal and half an egg. Other than that, you will also be given the gravy…

Lontong 2

I remember eating lontong for the very first time (and probably the last as I don’t recall ever eating it again) in 1973 at the Lontong House in Singapore along one of the lanes in the vicinity of Orchard Road and my reaction was that it was ketupat served in sayur masak lemak (vegetables cooked in santan/coconut milk). Well, that is exactly what it is – cabbage and long beans cooked with a bit of santan. You put the rice cubes in a bowl and pour in the gravy…

Lontong 3

…and then you mix in the sambal and eat it. I found that it was not lemak enough (not enough santan) and for RM3.00, it could do with a little bit more ingredients – maybe a few thin slices of fish cake or some fish balls or shrimps…and I think a bit of tung hoon (glass noodles) would be nice too.

Lontong 4

Well, if you have never eaten lontong before, you can just pop over to Bandong one morning and get a packet…and you can add the extra ingredients yourself! LOL!!!

She also sells other things like nasi lemak and chicken rice but her stall as well as the one selling murtabak (The guy’s from Penang, somewhere near the Penang/Kedah border) are not open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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33 thoughts on “The 7 Lontong Song…”

  1. hahahaha….the 7 lontong song~=D

    Nice to start off your day with a laugh eh?…Btw, welcome and thanks for dropping by. Will add you to my blogroll…and do come again…often! πŸ™‚

  2. never like lontong .. ha ha ha. :p got the malay song lontong also bah .. I heard it somewhere on national tv last time .. maybe some of that hiburan minggu ini show ..

    lontong, lontong
    mari sama sama makan lontong

    lyrically pathetic la a bit .. ha ha ha

    I love ketupat…and I love sayur masak lemak, so I do like lontong! Something different for a change! Everyday eating meat, also boring mah! Wink! Wink! Hahahahahahaha!!!! Ya…they may have it on youtube as well, but I think this one is cuter…and a lot funnier! Good for a laugh! πŸ˜€

  3. they call it nasi impit oso… really nice with kuah kacang… omg hungry dy…..

    Yes, like ketupat… Nice with the satay gravy!!! Yum! Yum! Hahahahaha!!!!

  4. Oh! So it’s called lontong! I’ve always thought it’s ketupat. Hahaha! And the song…. *sweat* My colleagues thought I tidak sabar want to celebrate already wtf!

    Note to KNB: Eh, your regular breakfast kopitiam opening soon with a new name, The Colony or something (different management kah?). Haha! Later on got firecrackers I think. I saw them hanging 5-6 firecrackers just now.

    A rose by any another name – impit, lontong, ketupat… I would think they’re more or less the same but ketupat is cooked in those interwoven shells. Well, CNY is going to be late next year – February 14th – Valentine’s Day.

  5. Kerus semangat!LOL! Lontong song, that is one of my must listen ‘cho-nien’ song! Pollie is going to give me some sayur lodeh powder thru my ‘Ta-Jie’,can’t wait!

    Your favourite? I used to wonder why they kept scolding themselves…wor mern CB mien! Hahahahahaha!!! Sayur lodeh, need powder meh? Can prepare own ingredients easily!

  6. lontong? never try before. but I know where to get now. Thanks.

    Ah! Didn’t see you in the last two posts. Keeping a low profile? Hehehehehe! Looks like the place is pretty busy in the morning… Lots of things to buy. Another stall also popular – selling yew chia koi and they give curry gravy for you to eat it with. I don’t quite like the yew chia koi though…

    1. lol.. yeah.. names of food in particular.. had been eating it.. but no idea what’s that.. πŸ˜›

      Direct translation from Chinese expression: Only know how to eat! Hahahahahahaha!

  7. Interesting. I’m not sure if I’ve eaten that before.

    Oi, your lontong song put me into a CNY mood. I cannot work now. Especially since it’s a Friday.

    *shifts blame*


    LOL!!! February 14th! Booked your air tickets yet? I saw on Facebook that the cheap airline KL-SBW RM634!!! Better use the 5-star airline in that case! I dunno if I’ll be around then – may be in KL to send my daughter off. Her flights to NZ is on the 16th, 2 days after that.

  8. I’m less adventurous. Don’t think I’ll try it…

    Nothing exotic about the taste. I think the curry mee I had in Penang has a stronger taste – needs getting used to.

  9. Hah, there are not many stalls selling good lontong!

    Then we’re lucky here! This one’s not bad…but I prefer something more lemak and with more ingredients other than the half an egg and the veg… The rice is well-done – not hard like some impit that I have had, and not too soggy!!!

  10. i don’t think i want to try lontong. can’t tahan the santan πŸ˜€

    Oh? Then you would like this one! I would prefer MORE santan – like Sarawak laksa too. More lemak, better! Hahahahaha!

  11. I so love lontong. I have a relative who prepares that on the first day of every CNY. πŸ™‚

    Ah!!! So nice! I love the rice…same way I love ketupat but in Sibu, the satay stall near my house – they do not make ketupat anymore. Sulk !Sulk!

  12. hahahhahahhahah…naughty STP!! I had a good laugh at the 7 lontong song!!!

    I don’t like lontong, i know what is lontong when there is one morning i went to the malay stall to buy my breakfast and i saw got nasi impit, i told the makcik i want nasi impit, when she serve to me, i look puzzle, why got “yellow gravy”? That is how i know “lontong”. End up i didnt take that bowl of lontong, i told the makcik i want nasi impit with satay sauce. ahahhahahhaha

    Ya…that’s an alternative – to take with satay sauce or to eat as soto ayam/beef! I don’t quite fancy soto as I don’t really like Malay soup with the heavy taste of the rempah-rempah…

  13. wow~~
    You so desperate ah~~
    Willing to make a music video just to get free lontong chiang tong chiang.

    No lah…browsing thru’ youtube and stumbled upon it! Thought it was so cute! I didn’t make it – that will be the day! Nasib already know how to post video clips! Hahahahaha!

  14. What the %^&*? Hahahaha πŸ˜€ But hey, this is really a cute video.

    My dad just had long tong last week.

    LONG tong! Hahahahaha!!! You didn’t? Don’t like kah?

  15. But the rice they use the ketupat one right? Lontong is really delicious. Especially if you eat together with the red hot chillies. :p

    Dunno what the lady uses. These days, can buy nasi impit and ketupat in packets at the supermarket. All look the same to me…

  16. what Stella meant is Bubur Pedas gravy in powder form…..or should I say its a vegetable curry n its a vv nice dish.

    That’s what I said – why on earth would she need you to send the powder (?) for sayur lodeh….. Can easily prepare her own ingredients. Hahahahahaha!!!

  17. Pollie, hahaha! I was wondering why she wants you to send over sayur lodeh ‘liaw’ when you can get it from asian shops.
    Aiyoh, bubur pedas…. i miss that! Used to eat it every bulan puasa, when I started working for a bumi company. Can bring the liaw to Oz ka? I might go hunt for it when I back during Christmas then.

    LOL!!!…I prefer sayur masak lemak/lodeh. Used to get good ones from the Ramadan stalls…but lately, I didn’t seem to like what they sold. My mum loves it – used to cook, and my missus also can cook…but also not crazy over it. It’s November tomorrow…coming home very soon!!! Eat with a vengeance, eh? Hahahahaha!

  18. haha.. yeah listen before..
    just that didnt know it’s called 7 lantern song! =P

    and oooo… yummy food again.. haha..

    Ooi!!! LISTENED/HEARD before…and LONTONG song. You need new spectacles?

  19. too bad i don eat santan as will lao sai…

    btw i will be back on friday 13th next month till 19th…wana visit me? πŸ˜‰

    Aiyor…everything you don’t eat. So susah! No wonder so very thin!!! LO!!! Sorry…I’ve got my cousins visiting me in Sibu. Haven’t met them for years and years… Why don’t you plan to hop over here instead? Must be got girl waiting in Kuching lah… Once-a-month love affair! LOL!!!

  20. love the song…. LOL!!!

    never try the lontong…my office canteen served as breakfast…never try before and i guess i should try it next time…

    Can try and see but here, if it’s office canteen, usually, the food sucks!

  21. To STP n C4stp – When I mentioned this BP to Sally mum-she said she want it cos she missed it-last time she used to get the gravy from the Malay colleague during Puasa has special herbs n I dont think you can make them over there…..will see my sis next week in Miri-see what she say then.

    Yes, it has special herbs…and I do not quite like the taste. They sell the pre-mix in packets during Ramadan. You will need that to cook bubur pedas. I don’t know whether they sell that during ordinary days. Maybe I ask my Bandung kuih-muih stall, they may know.

  22. Oh ours are similar to N9, but rice cakes are usually flat and square rather than in cube.
    Also, we got extra sweet peanut sauce (actually just the one kuah for satay). So it’s sweet and spicy.
    One last thing, our satan sauce is white, I think the N9 version must have added some kunyit powder.

    I should sell lontong in London and name my shop “London Lontong”.

    1. Oh? So it’s different down south, eh? So far I’ve only tried this masak-lemak version, the one I had in Singapore a long long time ago – the soup is similar to that in Katong laksa. Never had lontong anywhere in the peninsula.

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