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Lepet; full of philosophy snack!

Lepet; full of philosophy snack!
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These are expensive and full of philosophy snack called lepet.
In our tradition, we used to serve this snack and its partner, kupat or ketupat as a meal for Bakdho Kupat, that took a place at a week after Eid day.
It’s pretty different from other Indonesian, whom nationally serve the ketupat at Eid day.
The reason of this tradition was to celebrate of success of people whom able to do the prophet sunna of six day fasting right after Eid.
Well, I don’t do the fasting since as I know, the hadith of this command are weak for called “Hadith Ahad”, but I like the tradition, which not related to worship: serve a meal!

Moreover as I said before, this meal indeed contains a deep philosophy.
There are two version of this philosophy:

KUPAT, is shorten from ngaKU lePAT. Confess our misake
LEPET, is composite of words lepat luput kulo, nyuwun dingapuro our mistake and miss, please forgive all of it.
So if someone send you or serve you this meal, you should take it, as if someone confess their mistake you should forgive.
This how we understood that fasting and Eid would turn people back to their purify.
Being forgiven and zero sin, as the new baby born.

It said that these philosophy were told by Sunan Bonang, one of Walisongo,
KUPAT, is shorten from laKU sing paPAT. A four behaviour.
- Lebar : finished the worship
- Lebur : fall of all sins
- Luber: favor abudant
- Labur: cleans soul
Which symbolized by meals that coloured white covered with JANUR, JAti ning NUR, or light of the spirit, as the Lepet.

So whether of those philosophy is more correct, are fine for me. I like both!
But aside from its deep philosophy, to eat this meals.. I would not say I don’t like, but.. it’s really pretty hard for me!
Lepet made from sticky rice mixed with grated coconut, and then boiled for 5-6 hours.
It’s indeed sticky and would make your tummy easy to feel full.
I don’t like to feel full because I would not be able to eat anything else! Oh, well!! ^^;;

And the reason for I said these meal as expensive meal is for its price, that cost 75.000 for 50 pieces.
The Janur or young coconut leaf for cover itself cost 500 for each, which would only to be dump after we ate the lepet.
It should be cooked for 5-6 hours, which mean need a lot of fuels to burn!
And moreover if you count time to grated the coconut and covered the dough, perhaps it would need a day long!
Not saving energy and time at all!
Of course, we, our family members, are lack of patience to do it by ourself!
So we order it to other neighbor ;p
It's not favorable if we took a long time to cook, but would only need a short time to dismiss it at eat! ;-))

Taken @ a wooden outdoor garden bench of my home.
Date: 2012-08-25 23:44:58

Lepet Meal Food Janur Coconut leaf Eid Culture Java Indonesia

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Si-Enah 3

Si-Enah 4

Si-Enah 2

Many words about kupat and lepet, but where is the kupat?
Hmm, it's Si Enah Sarenah, one of my mom's cat, that have it!
It was fake kupat form a parcel ornament, but Si Enah likes to play with it!

When I experimenting with those Lepet things, Si Enah comes to disturb, which Si Enah admit: comes to sleep!
This world is wide enough, why should you sleep here?!
Oh well, perhaps Si Enah only wants to say: SELAMAT BAKDHO KUPAT!! ^^;;

Si Enah head's feathers just grew after recovering from a skin disease.
Still bald a little bit at some spot.
No vet here, we was struggle with many treatment to cure it and pretty happy with its result~
Eng-ta 2012-08-26 13:33:29
Great and beautiful work,
well done,Intan !!!
Raff@ 2012-08-26 16:10:14
Selamat lebaran ketupat Mbak Intan.
eko winarno 2012-08-26 18:01:25
met lebaran ketupat yaaaa
bagus banget ngambil photo lepetnya..keren
ibu saya juga bikin lepet...repot bikin-nya dibanding ketupat
it_s_me_dewi 2012-08-26 20:50:51
This is a beautiful photo!

I think I would like to eat this!
Sandra Leidholdt 2012-08-26 21:07:11
Dalam banget filosofinya...
anwarsiak***sibuk*** 2012-08-26 21:22:17
Lepet kesukaanku....

(perasaan semua makanan jd kesukaan ya)
anwarsiak***sibuk*** 2012-08-26 21:22:47
Met lebaraan kupat Cik Gu!
anwarsiak***sibuk*** 2012-08-26 21:23:04
I would like a sackful of this philosophical snack!
Colorado Sands 2012-08-26 21:25:00
aku suka lepet, jadi pengen banget
Toraja Bali 2012-08-26 21:48:39
Lovely series & very interesting informations!
franco4553 2012-08-26 23:18:32
☆.(¯`•*•´¯) Fabulous image!
•´¸*.•*`☆ I’m back. Happy and blessed EiD.¸.•`☆
thanks for your patience for waiting, it’s my pleasure ^_^
Greetings from::::::
a Soul of Bangladesh 2012-08-27 01:06:04
Oh cute !! I've never seen that before !
I like your capture
equal observation 2012-08-27 04:08:45
This photograph collection is the best !!!
karakutaia 2012-08-27 09:04:11
nice shot!
vargues image 2012-08-27 09:24:13
memang asik yg lengket lengket,,,,
met idul fitri,,,mohon maaf lahir batin mbak ee
Pruculy yono 2012-08-27 10:16:56
Marvelous image dear Intan! And so interesting to read your words! A pleasure!
jean-marc rosseels 2012-08-27 11:46:10
Excellent capture~!~
Usman Hayat 2012-08-27 12:57:36
Great series and lovely philosophy.
chivalrous pickle 2012-08-27 20:20:28
itu kucing kekenyangan ya...hehehheheh ^__^
yemaria 2012-08-28 08:54:53
kq di bungkus janur ya????
keren fotonya, kirain sansak tinju
irawan yani putro 2012-08-28 09:23:30
Lha masa' dibungkus sarung, tho Kang?
*pertanyaan serius!* ^^;;
Eng-ta 2012-08-28 21:42:53
Great catch..and interesting shot.
麻瓜不懂魔法 (OFF) 2012-08-29 01:28:01
Keren!! suka dengan background hitamnya. Si Enah pinter. Dia tau tempat yg tepat utk tidur ^_^
Ya sudah ayo kita makan yang murah2 saja. Lebaran2 paling enak cari makanan gratisan. hehe
the_orange_girl 2012-08-29 09:37:46
Awesome,Very nice shot......!!!

Have a nice day Dear friend.....Hugs From Taiwan,
Kind regards,
Fu-yi 2012-08-29 23:24:54
ha ha ..., kucingnya o d niech !!
kundrat 2012-08-31 16:14:07
Yum Coconut and rice sounds like it would be good! Thanks for the idea!
tropic exposure 2012-08-31 19:14:38
very nice capture.
Gianni Maestri 2012-09-01 19:59:49
look nice ,i love indonesian food
mukunkanap 2012-09-15 04:24:53

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