As part of our series of popular Indonesian street foods, I bring you: Pukis, pronounced “poo-keys”. This type of Indonesian pancake is usually found at the many street food stands and at “pasar malams” (night markets) in cities throughout Indonesia.
I only recently tried these delicious Pukis. The name didn’t ring a bell in terms of food memories. It did, however, make me wonder if the word “Pukis” would also translate to the Indonesian word for female genitalia. Just an innocent pun, I assure you. No offense intended.
Kue Pukis or Pukis cake is available with different toppings; chocolate, cheese, and raisins. You can also fill it with fillings such as strawberry or pineapple. Pukis are made by combining flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and coconut milk.
Can you make Pukis at home? Yes, if you have a special Pukis form pan. The Pukis pan can be bought in Indonesia, of course, and is also available at online specialty stores in the Netherlands.
©2013 Jeff Keasberry