Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the first Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up for the year. To be honest, I was really nervous around the middle of Jan because I’d only received one entry. Everyone was obviously busy with holidays or New Year preparations or getting back to school and work.
But I shouldn’t have underestimated you folks - much to my relief, there was a flurry of last minute entries, so thank you one and all for a stellar effort. You guys rock!
I’ve made a minor change in the way I lay out the entries this time. In the spirit of being truly Muhibbah, entries containing pork will have a “non-halal” title attached to it. Thanks for your understanding :)
So, let’s look at the goodies.
Oh dear, oh dear, I am so sorry to have accidentally missed out Kristy from My Little Space one of our staunchest supporters. She always sends in an entry or two, and actually this time, she sent in four! So, to make amends, I'm adding these to the round-up right now. Sorry again dear Kristy.
Kristy loves to experiment, and here is a very interesting "noodle" soup. It's actually a sweet dessert soup, and the "noodles" are flavoured with boysenberry and black sesame.
I'm sure you've heard of gnocchi before. Well, Kristy made Chinese gnocchi, using sweet potatoes. Very interesting indeed!
You can tell this lady loves sweet potato, because the next entry is a snack made from the tuber : Sweet Potato Kuih.
And finally, she takes a walk down memory lane then whips up a Butter mushroom side dish during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
There were many Chinese New Year delicacies on offer for this round of MMM, and I loved the sound of these Savoury Chicken Crispies by Cheah of No Frills Recipe. These biscuits (cookies) contain a very interesting flavouring agent, see if you can guess what it is. (I’ll give you a clue, it’s not actually chicken!).
Vivian, from Vivian Pang Kitchen also used a couple of unusual ingredient’s in her MMM offering. These Golden Angkoo contains pumpkin and peanut cookies. Curious? Go check out her blog to find out more!
Our dear supporter Gertrude from My Kitchen Snippets contributed two tasty treats and has been blogging even without an internet connection in her home. She’s truly a trooper! These Oven baked five spice chicken look amazing.
And I’m craving these meaty spring rolls too!
Our friend Makcik Manggis (Aunty Mangosteen) joined us with three entries this time! Terima kasih (thank you) Makcik Manggis. Aunty blogs in Bahasa Malaysia, but I’m sure you can get the gist of her posts by using Google translate.
There are delicious Kuih Bahulu to be had, made especially for Chinese New Year.
Then feast your eyes on crisp
Goreng Pisang (Fried Bananas). It looks like she dips her fried bananas in spicy sauce on the side.
Or for something savoury, try the Kuih Cara. It sounds delicious.
Shannon from Just as Delish joins us again (*waves at Shannon*), also with three delectable goodies.
I can’t wait to try these Black Sesame Snacks. Shannon calls them snacks, but they look like sweet, tempting candy!
Shannon also cooked (or well, uncooked, since it’s raw) home made Yee Sang. A must have dish during New Year celebrations. I didn’t realise how do-able it is at home. Thanks Shannon.
Actually, aren’t we all dedicated to food? I know my partner in this Muhibbah Malaysian Monday caper certainly is! Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies fronted up with 3 amazing entries.
First a slightly unusual sounding dish called Marmite Chicken. It might sound a bit odd but definitely looks very appetizing.
He also made one of my favourite comfort foods ever: Hainanese Chicken Rice. Oh yum!
Actually he made two types of Chicken Rice, the first one being Nasi Ayam Panggang, or Roast Chicken Rice.
And if rice is not your thing, how about some Hokkien Prawn Noodles? Doesn’t it look good?
Thanks again lovely bloggers of the world for participating in our Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up. We cannot do this without your support. So keep those entries coming, and the next round-up (number 20) will be hosted by Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies. Send your entries to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Take care and have a great start to the week!