Saturday, 14 January 2012

Weekend Cooking

Been cooking "normal" food lately, instead of the Korean food that we enjoyed for most weekends in 2011. Raimie has been requesting for me to cook certain recipes too and because he eats well when I obliged, I was happy to cook whatever he requested.

Maybe I should make cooking Malay food my new year resolution this year. I have been guilty of not cooking them much last year!
Daging masak kicap - beef cooked in dark soy sauce. Eaten simply with a plate of hot, steaming rice. Yummy!
A simple meal of grilled fish with budu and blanched lady's fingers (okra) is nice and healthy, I think. ^^
Sambal udang (prawns cooked in spicy chilli gravy or something) is nice, but oh the time spent trimming the legs and tails of those prawn! @.@
Even nicer than just "plain" sambal udang - put in lots of petai! I love my petai. Anything and everything taste good with petai for me. And I don't care if my mouth stink for a week afterwards! LOL
Masak lemak cili padi is another personal favourite but Raimie always had problem eating this. I always cook my masak lemak way too hot for his taste. xD
Ayam masak kurma - I'm not too keen of this dish but Raimie had been asking for it for the past week so... this is actually my first Kurma dish ever. I don't cook what I don't like to eat as a rule but I guess a Mommy would have a hard time saying no to her child(ren) when they requested it ever so nicely. ^^

And nowadays, Raimie has been very good in helping me out in the kitchen. No cooking just yet,  I only let him cut veges, onions and the like for the time being. He is quite eager and maybe soon, I have a little chef of my own! ;)

I wonder what I'll be cooking this weekend? 

28 comments:

  1. wow, so you have changed your schedule again?? getting earlier and earlier, from afternoon to morning and now midnight!! haha~~

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    1. I usually set all the post at midnight but sometimes when I feel like it, I post it up earlier or later. xD

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  2. wow, looks like this gadis can really cook huh?? or is it just that the photos look nice?? hahaha.. especially the fish, so professional, can used them in cookbooks and restaurant menus lah.. good!!!

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    1. Ikan kembong also can be featured in restaurant kah? xD

      Dunno woh... you have to try my cooking and be the judge lar.. dare or not? ^^

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  3. hmmm, you are right, you realised finally you cannot be selfish by not cooking food that you don't like but others keep asking for it right?? hehe~~ so start to cook ayam masak kurma more, who knows you will love it after 200 times cooking it~~ :D

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    1. Well, Zaini never ask me to cook anything I don't like to eat. Simple reason - it would probably taste bad! LOL

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  4. yiks!! next time if you are meeting up with me, please make sure you don't eat petai 72 hours before the date.. hahaha!! not your breath alone, but i think the fart is even smellier with petai!! hahahaha!!!

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    1. Did I smell of petai the last time we met? ;p

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  5. Home-cooked food... Yum! I'm a fan of masak lemak.

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    1. Me too!

      How to be thin when one is always indulging in masak lemak? xD

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  6. Know very little about Malay food, looking forward to learning from you.

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    1. I don't have any recipe up though. ^^

      I look forward to reading more recipes at yours. :)

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  7. Looks like someone had a party of yummy food and didn't invite us ... hahaha!

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    1. LOL

      Cannot. Later you sluggish to run after eating all those food. kakaka

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  8. Oh ehhhee some of the foods look very familiar to me. I mean my mom sometimes cooks the same or similar looking dishes. I'm tempted to say that they are the same dishes but I may be wrong with the ingredients that might be different at all hehe

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    1. Well, I think Malay and Indonesian cuisine are pretty similar. We are from the same region after all. Maybe a bit difference, but our taste would probably be similar. ^^

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    2. I couldn't agree more! I like some Malaysian foods actually. Although I'm kind of not so much into Laksa (I'm calling it right, right? the kind of soupy dish) eheh

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    3. The one with white, chewy noodle? Should be laksa. Plenty of laksa variety around here... every state have their own version. I myself, coming from the East Coast love Laksam - its with white/gray fish gravy instead of the reddish version. ^^

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  9. Yes! Exactly! Like the big thick noodles, right? Ooh, I should try the 'white version' hehe.

    Here we have a Malaysian food outlet sort of small restaurant nearby home. It's new. I've been thinking of stopping by 'cause I miss some Malaysian foods since I got back from Singapore.

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    1. You have to come to Malaysia to really enjoy Malaysian food! ;)

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    2. I know! hehe I've been to KL a few times, Penang and JB.

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    3. I need to go to Penang again and enjoy some great food there. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, Lina, now you've got me drooling over my keyboard! This reminds me so much of the so-called Cape-Malay food of South Africa. Cape Town refers to a good cook as a "modji cook". Is that just a local word, or is it a real Malaysian term? Methinks that's what you are! ^^

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    1. Me, good cook? Tell that to my hubby and he'll roll down laughing. xD

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    2. I'm learning about Cape-Malay people from your comments. An eye-opener. ^^

      There are similarities still between them and us Malay here it seems. :)

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    3. Cape Town is a real melting pot, and the East-Asian, especially Malaysian, influence remains very strong. One of my favourite SA dishes is bobotie, which is based on Indonesian bobotok, and I love sambal! ^^

      We also have a very (very!!!) sweet dessert called a koeksister, which is apparently based on a Malaysian dish: small balls of dough deep-fried and covered in syrup. You get roughly 8000 calories per bite. Does that sound familiar to you? (A koeksister is twisted, but its Malay great-granddaddy is apparently round.)

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  11. Lina : meriahnyaa ur cooking. since new year ni I pun tiba2 rajin cooking on weekends but tak sehebat u lah mine more on simple dishes...luckily my kids loved it, senang hati so inpsired to cook more:)

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    1. I pun masak yg senang2 je. Kalau yg leceh, tak kuasa! hihi

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