I went crazy at Uwajimaya (Asian mega-grocery in the northwest US) the other day, and now I have things that I have no idea what to do with. I thought Google would be more helpful than it has been. Any help here?
Acorn jelly. This looks like a brown version of water-packed silken tofu and was sold in the same case, but...how do I cook it? It's just acorn starch and water. Does it need to be cooked, or is it eaten cold? Any seasonings to put on it?
Malaysian rice cake (ketupat, maybe?). It looks like this is just rice in special plastic packets so that when you throw the whole thing in boiling water (for an hour?? That's what the package says) you wind up with a sort of congealed block that you then cut in small cubes. And then....just serve as a side? What's it traditionally eaten with?