WAJIK is a traditional sweet dish made of steamed sticky glutinous rice, flavoured with palm sugar, coconut milk and a few knotted pandan leaves.
The Indonesians call it wajik ketan and it can be found in most traditional markets. Ketan means glutinous rice in Indonesia. The Javanese regard wajik as a symbol of harmony. So whenever there is a wedding, wajik is the main snack.
In the Philippines, there is a dessert called biko, which is quite similar to wajik but uses additional ingredients such as ground peanuts and condensed milk. Biko is often cooked in an oven.
The word wajik is derived from the snack’s diamond-shape, hence the name potong wajik. Though wajik is equally popular among Malays and Indians, its origins can be traced to Indonesia.