Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Round-Up #7.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Monday everyone, and if you are celebrating the lunar New Year, we hope you are enjoying the festivities.

Thanks again to all of you who took the time and effort to join us for Muhibbah Malaysian Monday. It was great to receive all your entries and we appreciate each and every one of them – from our supporters who have been with us right from the start, to the newcomers who have recently joined us.  Here’s to many more tasty treats!

Before I plate up the delicious contributions this month, a quick reminder.  We try to keep the “rules” simple – there are just  three steps that we would like you to take when you post an entry to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.

1)Please display a Muhibbah Monday badge on that post (you can grab the pic of the badge off either my blog or 3 Hungry Tummies blog).

2)Please link back to both Test with Skewer (my blog) and 3 Hungry Tummies (Suresh’s blog). If you’re not quite sure how to do that, here’s a simple sentence that many use: “I’m sending this to Test with Skewer and 3 Hungry Tummies for Muhibbah Malaysian Monday”. 

3)Don’t forget to send an email to the host for the month,  and include a link to your post.

All done.

Thanks for bearing with me, now bring on the food!

Lena, from Her Frozen Wingssent us some spicy sambal squid. A simple but oh-so-tasty dish that utilises homemade “sambal” paste.

She also made some chicken rice balls. What balls? Ah, you’ve heard of chicken rice right? Well, make the rice into spheres and you get chicken rice balls. Yummy :).

Tina, from My Domestic Bliss contributed a vibrant green kuih (cake) called Binka Pandan. This is a smooth, creamy confection fragrant with the scent of pandan (screwpine).

Next up we have three contributions from Getrude of My Kitchen Snippets

A luxurious dish called Sang Har Mee(freshwater prawn noodles). Just look at those huge prawns!

Then she found a new use for a Takoyaki pan, and made cute little Kaya (coconut jam) balls. (Hmm, anyone detect a theme here? :D).

And back to a luxurious finale with more seafood.  Sweet and sour crab to be exact.  Mmmmm....

Everyone say hello to Charmaine of From Our Kitchen, who joins the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday fun with three entries too.

She also made Sang har meen, and now I’m craving prawns :)

Then she baked sweet Fah Sang Peng (Peanut Cookies) for the New Year celebrations.

She also made some of the very popular Pineapple Jam Tarts. Bet I couldn’t stop at just one of these. 

Aloha! Nate and Annnie from House of Annie who join us again with four posts. Some of you may remember that our third Muhibbah Monday round-up was hosted over at their place.  Nate also recently conducted a short interview with yours truly, so do pop by and check it out.

While you’re there, read about the famous Chendol (ice dessert) in Penang Road.

They also sampled some delicious Nasi Kandar while in Penang. Nasi (rice) Kandar (a way of carrying) was so named because a long time ago, the vendors used to carry their wares around on a stick balanced across their shoulders.

Then they came face-to-face with a Roti Man (Bread Man). What does he do? Read the post to find out.

And find out why they think there's no place like Penang!

Next comes something rib-stickingly comforting from one of our regulars, Cheah of No Frills Recipes. A dish of Pig trotters with black vinegar. She explains that this dish is popular with new mothers.

Jen, from Tastes of Home joins us with Malaysian Kam Heong squid. Kam Heong is a method of cooking that results in a wonderfully fragrant dish. Visit her blog to find out more.

Something sweet next from Sherie of Mameemoomoo, who made Sweet Potato Ondeh-ondeh for us. Did someone say sugar? Oh yum :)

The next person who joins us is a real babe ;) He he. Babe in KL, that’s who! She posted two reviews for us. The first one is of Kashmir Cafe in Petaling Jaya.

And the next review was a special Extravagant 8 menu tasting at Gu Yu Tien restaurant. The food looks incredible and was presented in an exciting way. Babe mentioned that none of the restaurants participating in the Extravagant  8 promotion would be featuring shark’s fin on their menus, which made me do a happy dance.

Special Yee Sang

Looking for something sweet to hit the spot? Try this prune layer cake from Swee San at The Sweet Spot. It looks perfect. Time consuming, but perfect!

Do you love cooking? Love2Cook sure does. And it shows! Take this delicious Manchurian chicken she made for us. Tasty.

If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, check out the Pooris (Indian bread) that her mom made. Lucky girl!

(Ooops! I'm so sorry, I did miss someone). Here's Kristy from My Little Space with three entries.

Look at the texture in this interesting kuih. It's a Pandan (Screwpine) flavoured Ma Lai Ko (Malay Cake).

Kristy also cooked a very delicious Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak (Fern shoots in a creamy coconut sauce). These fern shoots are a real delicacy.

Malaysians love our rice, and one of our favourite dishes is Nasi Briyani (Briyani Rice). Kristy made a yummy serving!

Arrgh!! I cannot believe I accidentally left someone else out. How on earth did I manage to forget  Ju, The Little Teochew? I'm sure most of you would have heard of her and her lovely blog. And you would have already seen the tempting Banana Rum Cake she submitted to our little shindig. Thanks Ju for submitting and for being so patient with me. Apologies again (I made your name extra large to make up for it :) ).

We had a last minute entrant who wanted to participate. Come on down Neev, from Happy Homemade Cupcakes who submitted a post from the past, titled Burnt Sugar Cake.

And of course, last but never least is my friend Suresh, from 3 Hungry Tummies (*waves*) who made my favourite comfort food ever – Ipoh Hor Fun (Ipoh style rice noodles).

He also cooked a luscious looking Tau Yew Bak (Soya Sauce Pork Belly Stew).

And a noodle dish I am surprised to say I had never encountered before:  Fried rice noodles topped with a raw egg. Wow! Learn something new every day eh?

Thanks again everyone, and if I’ve accidentally left anyone out, please send me an email so I can add you on. Next month’s round up will be hosted by Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies, so please send all your Muhibbah Malaysian Monday #8 entries to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com.


A little bit of everything said...

wow, so many new dishes i never heard of. going to check them out. thanks for the line-up

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Great lineup! Thanks for hosting.

Now I have to click on all those links to read about all these delicious posts!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Mouthwatering round-up dear! Owh nooooo, am so sorry that I forgot to email you those entries dear. But you still posted them here. Thousands apologies and thanks!

Will continue my contribution to these lovely event while I can. ;)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wow lots of wonderful dishes. Make me hungry when my lunch tapau is only fruits.

3 hungry tummies said...

What a great round up Shaz! I must check out all the dishes now!

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Thanks for doing a great round-up! Everything looks delicious!

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog said...

Excellent round-up!

Thanks for hosting Shaz!! :)

Marine Loves Papi... said...

I absolutely love your Malaysian Monday Posts! I went to Malaysia last year and couldn't get enough of the Mee Goreng with pork lardons!!!! mmmm

Megan @ FeastingonArt said...

This post has my mouth absolutely watering! What a round-up!! I will dream about that sweet and sour crab tonight!

Charmaine said...

Great post for this month's round-up. So many new ideas to try out. Thank you.

cikmanggis said...

Tahniah Shaz!!! ramai yang ambil bahagian pada mmm kali ini.Cm suka bingka pandan dan Ma lai Ko:) tu....

Juliana said...

Wow Shaz, what a a nice round-up...all the dishes look so tasty and beautifully prepared...thank you!

Vanille said...

I'm seriously thinking I should visit Malaysia one day and enjoy all this good food !

Cheah said...

Thanks for a fantastic round-up, Shaz!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

You are too funny, gal. ;) Thanks for the link up!

shaz said...

Thank you everyone,

Love2Cook - don't worry dear, I knew you were taking part cos you left a comment for me :) Take it easy ya?

babe_kl said...

Thanks for hosting, all the dishes looked so awfully delish!