The Difference Between Lontong and Ketupat

Ketupat is synonymous with Eid al-Fitr or Eid. However, some people prefer to serve lontong instead of ketupat in snack box jakarta for several reasons. However, is there a difference between ketupat and lontong? Here's the explanation.


Lontong is made from roasted rice until half cooked. The rice is then inserted and printed using banana leaves in an elongated shape. Then, steamed rice cake until cooked. Lontong is growing in Javanese society, Indonesia. The outer part of the lontong is usually greenish, which is obtained from banana leaves. Meanwhile, the inside of the rice cake is white. The use of banana leaves also makes rice cake have a distinctive aroma.

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Usually lontong is eaten with satay, salad, or goat curry. In appearance, lontong is similar to buras and arem-arem, but lontong does not have fillings such as buras and arem-arem.


Just like lontong, ketupat uses rice as its main ingredient. However, the rice on the ketupat is wrapped using young coconut leaves, which are woven. In general, the ketupat that is made has a rectangular shape. Ketupat is usually eaten with chicken opor, curry, or curry. Ketupat is filled with rice for ¾ part. Ketupat is actually from raw rice. Ketupat is boiled for several hours until the ketupat is completely cooked.

Not only in Indonesia, you can also find ketupat in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Because, ketupat develops in various countries in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines there is a food similar to ketupat, known as Bugnoy. The shape of the Bugnoy is similar to a ketupat, but still has a slight difference in shape.

Lontong and ketupat can be an alternative to rice. Not only on normal days, lontong and ketupat are also snacks that must be included in the commemoration of big holidays, such as Idul Fitri or Eid.

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