Malaysian Monday Round-Up #11

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hi everyone,

First, a huge thank you to all our very supportive contributors who churn out tasty dish after tasty dish to feed our blog-event. Suresh and I are very grateful.

And without further ado, let’s meet the peeps who help keep Muhibbah Malaysian Monday ticking:

Say hello to our newest contributor Lisa, who blogs at From My Lemony Kitchen. She serves up a dish of divine looking Radish Cakes. I know it’s a tasty dish because Lisa’s daughter left a comment on this post requesting more :).

Next we have Lena from Frozen Wings who made a salted fish curry. Salted fish can be a bit confronting on the nose, but once it’s cooked, the flavour will bowl you over.

For something on the sweet side, visit Sherie at Mameemoomoo for pretty little Kuih Kosui Pandan. These must have smelt super fragrant.

Here's another pandan flavoured cake submitted by Zurin from Cherry on a Cake. She explains how this Kuih Bakar Pandan (Baked Pandan Cake)  used to be made in bygone days. No ovens then, just firewood.

Zurin also submitted some Cucur Badak(translated as Hippo Bites). She is obviously in love with this snack, and know what? So am I :)

If you’re feeling a little cold, how about a warm bowl of Chicken Rice Congee, contributed by Charmaine who blogs at From My Kitchen. This soupy rice porridge has many names, chok and bubur to name a few, and it is real comfort food for many Malaysians. Actually, I’m sure many cultures across S.E. Asia will have a version of this dish.

Next, please visit Veronica from Quay Po cooks, and feast your eyes on a plate of stewed chicken feet. Wait! Come back! Chicken feet may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but these are so beautifully photographed, at least sneak a peek, and you might be tempted to try them :).

If you prefer something less scary, try the Tau Foo “Kang” (smooth thick tofu soup). The translation explains it all, it’s soup, it contains tofu and it looks delish!

Veronica also cooked some Bak Kut The (Pork bone tea soup), a breakfast or supper staple.

(editor’s note: This dish is so popular that there are now halal versions available using chicken instead of pork).

 Say hello to very prolific contributor Kristy who sent FIVE wonderful dishes for our event! I’m sure many of you have been to her blog, My Little Space. Perhaps you’ve already seen these hunger-pang inducing deep fried curry puffs? These are a little bit different to the usual curry puffs, they contain taro and different seasonings instead of the usual potato and curry.

If you fancy a sweet puff instead, she also contributed some tasty Kaya Puffs. They look perfect, don’t they?

She also made egg tofu from scratch, then deep-fried it. Oh yum!

But wait, there’s more. Kristy also served up this mouth watering Roasted Curry Chicken. Why not add some spice to your next roast dinner?

If you want to ratchet up the heat factor even more, why not try her Nyonya sambal chicken. Hot stuff :)

Another very prolific contributor joins us again. Please say hi to Cheah, from No Frills Recipes. There’s something for everyone. First try the vegetarian braised gluten puffs.

Or if you eat meat, there’s Herbal tea chicken or braised chicken with foo yue. Two dishes chook-full of goodness ;).

Herbal tea chicken

Braised chicken

Then there’s Chinese style roast pork. If you’ve been to a chicken rice stall, you may be familiar with these stripey cuts of meat, crunchy, salty and creamy all at once.

And that’s not all! She also made Loh Mai Fan(steamed savoury glutinous rice. This is similar to another dish called Loh Mai Kai which is served at dim sum / yum cha. Hmmm, I think I know what I’ll be having for dinner tomorrow.

Gertrude, another staunch supporter of MMM, joins us again from her blog My Kitchen Snippets. She made some pretty Shrimp and Chives (Ku Chai) pancakes. A simple but super delicious snack.

And if you like eggs, be sure to check out the Soy sauce eggs she made. Anther light dish, but heavy on the flavour.

Pick Shan, from Babe in the City, KL, shares an interesting dish. Have you heard of bitter gourd? Check out this stir-fried bitter gourd dish to find out how to prepare this vegetable.

She also cooked Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy. Sounds luscious and rich doesn’t it?

Shuhan joins us again from Mummy I can cook. She made some lovely patterned Tea leaf eggs

There’s also a colourful, pickled vegetable dish known as Nyonya Achar.

For a heartier meal, try the Claypot Rice. As the name indicates, this dish is cooked in a claypot, a truly one-pot meal.

And of course, Muhibbah Monday would never have started without my friend Suresh who is known to most of you as 3 Hungry Tummies.

He made some dry chicken curry noodles to tempt our tastebuds.

For a different serve of carbs, he also offered up Nasi Minyak a rich rice dish studded with nuts and dried fruit.

Last but not least, here’s his goat curry. What a tasty finish.

Thank you again for sharing all your fantastic food with us. The next Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up will be hosted by Suresh, so please send all entries for the month of June to sureshchong(at)yahoo[dot]com.

Have a great week.


3 hungry tummies said...

Great roundup my dear! Bookmarked quite a few dishes for this week's menu :)

Charmaine said...

What a fab round-up this month. Each month seems to get better and better. So many ideas to bake/cook... Thanks Shaz!

Zurin said...

OOH so many yummy blogs to past my time over. Thanks for this...I discover fantastic Malayasian recipes everytime!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So many delicious recipe to try. I am interested to link a post but still contemplating. Shy-lah. Cause I am not a good cook more a gardener. I have written the post but not publish it yet. Some more ah my food photo, I never know how to take at nice angle.

My Little Space said...

Wow, what a fabulous round up to all! It's great seeing all here every month. It's like having a great gathering or throwing a party. But one thing I'm sure about is we all had fun. Thanks to Shaz & Suresh for hosting MMM!
Have a fabulous week ahead everyone.
Blessings, Kristy

Karen said...

WOW! I feel like I just went on a mini vacation to Malaysia. :-) So many fantastic dishes, I'm drooling... Love this feature on your blog.

Cheah said...

A job well done, Shaz! Thanks for all the hard work. Really enjoy looking at all the pictures.

Juliana said...

Beautiful round them all and had a chance to visit some of them. Thanks and have a wonderful week Shaz :-)

shaz said...

3 hungry tummies - thank you, and looking forward to seeing what you cook.

Charmaine - I know, it gets better and better each time doesn't it. And I get so much inspiration from all the dishes.

Zurin - thank you, and thanks so much for your contributions.

Malay-Kadazan girl - please don't be shy dear, we welcome everyone, food blogger or not! I have seen your photos of the garden, I am sure you'll be fine :)

My Little Space - thank you Kristy, so glad that you enjoy the event as much as we enjoy hosting. Like virtual open house :)

Karen - I'm so glad this made you think of your holiday. Every round-up makes me slightly homesick!

Cheah - thank you for all your support. And the photos are stunning aren't they?

Juliana - thank you, and hpe the week ahead is good to you too.

Lisa H. said...

This is exciting... getting to know Malaysian Foodies :)

You did a wonderful job Shaz... and thank you for the lovely intro :D

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What an absolutely tasty lineup you have there! :) You had me from the first radish cake picture-that's one of my favourite items at yum cha although it always gets a funny look from my friends who think that it is a sweet radish cake :D

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

What a great line up! I'd like to sit through and sample all these dishes please ;) especially the radish cake!

Hungry Dog said...

Holy cow, everything looks delicious! It's barely 8am here and I would eat every single thing you posted...

Anh said...

i am hungry just reading the roundup! :}

Heavenly Housewife said...

OMG what a fabulous selection of eye candy. I wouldn't know where to start. Which ones are mine?
*kisses* HH

Barbara said...

What an amazing round-up, Shaz! I was tempted by so many....but first and foremost were the radish cakes! That's a must-try!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful roundup! Everything looks so good. I am drooling now...



grace said...

wow, what an eclectic blend of recipes! some of it doesn't appeal to me much, but on the other hand, i feel the need to sample some things immediately!

Fiona said...

Whoah! Where do I begin? I think I'll start with that goat curry and some crispy pork, and move right on to the hippo bites via the pandan sweets. Heck, even the chicken feet look good photographed like that.

Beth said...

This all looks so delicious! Thanks for a great roundup.

shaz said...

Thanks everyone :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Shaz, thanks for the effort. Really appreciate it. Kudos to all for all the wonderful dishes!

shaz said...

Thanks for joining the fun QP :)

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog said...

Thanks for the wonderful round up, Shaz! :)