Ketupat Sotong

Malaysian-style Stuffed Squid

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My Rendang isn't Crispy

By Zaleha Kadir Olpin

Published 2019

  • About

This is another dish that is popular in the East Coast of Malaysia, particularly in the state of Kelantan. As the squid is stuffed with glutinous rice, this dish can be served as a main course with a curry, or gulai, and sambal, but it is also often enjoyed as a snack.


  • 4 medium to large squid
  • Toothpicks, as needed
  • 3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2.5-


  • Prepare the filling ahead. Combine the coconut milk and water in a large bowl. Add the glutinous rice and salt. Leave to soak for 4 hours.
  • Prepare the squid. Pull the squid head and tentacles from the body. Cut the tentacles just behind the eyes and discard the innards. Remove the beak from the tentacles. Remove the cuttlebone from the squid tube and discard. Pee