Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sukun Goreng Pedas / Spicy Breadfruit

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The recipe I am sharing today is quite a simple one.  I am not really a fan of breadfruit but recently I bought it just because a friend had a craving for it.  Like Haylie Duff used to say in one of her cooking shows, 'Never question the cravings of a pregnant woman!' or thereabouts.

Of course it was no trouble at all looking for the breadfruit because it just so happened that one of the stalls at the Saturday market was selling a whole load of it.  So, I chose a medium sized one, took it home, fried it (the way most people prepare breadfruit) and sent the fried breadfruit to that friend.

We only used half of the fruit and were thinking of a different way to prepare the remaining breadruit, besides frying or cooking it in a gravy.  They say that necessity is the mother of invention and I would like to think that we created this 'new' way of preparing breadfruit because it was necessary.  So, we decided to pretend that the breadfruit was a few potatoes, and hence cooked it likewise.

  • 1/2 a breadfruit, diced into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 6 tbs chilli paste
  • 1 onion, pounded
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp anchovy stock granules
  • 1 piece Asam Keping

Season the cubed breadfruit with the turmeric powder and salt.  Heat the cooking oil in a wok and fry the seasoned breadfruit until cooked/golden brown.  Place the fried breadfruit onto absorbent kitchen paper.  Meanwhile, take out some of the cooking oil from the oil.  Leave about 4 tablespoons in the wok.  Saute the chilli paste and onion until cooked.  Stir in half of the sugar, anchovy stock granules, Asam Keping and the fried breadfruit.  Stir for one minute then add in the rest of the sugar.  The cooking process is complete when all the sugar has dissolved.  The dish will be quite dry.

Note : The amount of breadfruit given above is equivalent to three cups of diced fruit.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rendang Ayam Daun Puding

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We have been making rendang for Hari Raya for as long as I can remember.  We had Rendang Tok, we had rendang Putih, we had Duck Rendang and most of all we had the Beef Rendang with dried red chillies.  However, we have never made rendang ayam with daun puding (chicken rendang with puding leaves)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ikan Bakar Ramadhan

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The name Ikan Bakar Ramadhan (Ramadhan Grilled Fish) is a suitable name for this dish given that I actually made time to prepare it, considering the fact that it is quite difficult to prepare; as far as I am concerned.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lontong Mudah

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Okay, for this entry I am not attaching the recipe because Lontong itself consists of different types of dishes to make it complete; or as linguists would say, the whole is made up of the sum of the parts, or something to that effect!  Hence, too many recipes to give in one entry!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Nasi Impit Goreng

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The other day my wife made some lontong for break fast especially for me because I have been wanting to have some home-made lontong for quite a long time.  She has always procrastinated making it because our children do not like lontong.  So, I always lose when it comes to what to prepare for meals.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ketupat Sotong - Stuffed Squids

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There are times when I have the urge to try something new or something that I have longed to make but have never had the opportunity to do so.  Cooking something that I have never cooked before and with no background knowledge of what the dish actually tastes like, can be quite stressful.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cherry and Strawberry Mini Cheesecake

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We are into the third week of Ramadhan or the fifteenth day, to be exact.  I should give myself a pat on the back for refraining from making any entries about the dishes I have been preparing for the past fourteen days of Ramadhan.