Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Round Up 19

Monday, February 6, 2012

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.

*non-halal entry* And then, feast your eyes on these  home made bak kwa, which is a kind of sweetish dried meat, also another must have for New Year. I admire this lady’s dedication to her food :)

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!


3 hungry tummies said...

I was geeting a little worried too but well done everyone! Good work my friend! love the pork alert :)

My Little Space said...

Hi Shaz, Happy MMM! Glad to see everyone again. Btw, didn't you receive my mail for MMM?

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

Thank you Shaz for the wonderful round up. How sweet of you to praise my dedication to my food.. actually it's me being "tham jiak" haha.. so have to make my own heathier version :)

Juliana said...

Nice round-up Shaz, I just had lunch, but feel hungry by looking at the pictures :)
Hope you have a nice week!

Vanille said...

After following week after week Muhibbah Malaysian Monday, I'm going to eat -for the first time- at a Malaysian restaurant this week! < Read the anticipation here ;)
Have a nice week Shaz !

My Little Space said...

It's alright, Shaz! And thanks for posting them.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Fantastic round up!

Barbara said...

Super round-up, Shaz. I clicked on nearly all of them!

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

Love the round ups, food porn at its best! Completely drool worthy, and inspirational to get in there and cook some great Malaysian dishes.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I love the delicious food - the Hainanese rice and the roast chicken rice are top on my list..........gorgeous

Chandani Shrestha said...

Everything looks yummy.

Fiona Reilly said...

What an amazing collection of delightful and delicious dishes! You guys are incredibly busy cooks!

Beth said...

Everything looks so good! I'm tempted by the sweet potato gnocchi, and the five-spice chicken. And how about those spring rolls! Yum!

chowwithchow said...

So amazing! Hainan chicken rice is, to date, my favourite chicken dish, yet because of my incompetencies, it always ends up "meh" when I try to make it...

pierre said...

i take the idea of gnocchis !!Have a good week !!pierre

shaz said...

Thank you for all your beautiful comments, I do apologise for not getting back sooner, have had a serious case of computer fatigue :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So many favourites there!