HomeBlogs Klepon Klepon is a traditional Indonesian rice cake, from Javanese cuisine. It
is a boiled rice cake, stuffed with liquid gula jawa (palm sugar), and
rolled in grated coconut. Klepon is green because it is flavored with a
paste made from the pandan or dracaena plant whose leaves are used
widely in South East Asian cooking.
In other parts of Indonesia,
such as Sumatra, klepon is called as onde-onde. While in Java onde-onde
is refer to rice cake ball coated with sesame seeds filled with sweet
greenbean paste. Klepon, along with getuk and cenil usually eaten as
morning or afternoon snacks. To eat klepon must be careful because
freshly-boiled one usually contains hot palm sugar liquid that will pop
out in a bite.