Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Round-Up 24.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Greeting fellow netizens. Thanks you for your overwhelming responses to the August Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up. I have been totally neglecting my blog and still your offerings poured in. You guys totally rock!

Sorry this round-up has gone up a little late, so without wasting any more minutes, here are the delightful dishes that have been dished up.

Now, I’m not kidding when I say the entries “poured in”. Kimmy from Cooking Pleasure sent in SEVEN entries. Well done on your stamina Kimmy :)

non-halal: I’m guessing Kimmy likes chicken because there was  Claypot Chicken Rice (a very popular one pot hawker dish).

And,  Spicy Sesame Chicken Curry. Looks creamy too.

non-halal: And more claypot action with this Shaoxing Drunken Chicken in Claypot

non-halal : She also gave us some Lemon & Honey Braised Pork Ribs

Enough meat? Well, Kimmy made vegetables too! These  stir-fried "Mani Cai" (sweet leaves).

But Kimmy didn’t forget the sweet stuff either. Have a look at this interesting  carrot and orange jam.

Or, if you’d like something even more interesting, how about some  Dumplings in White Fungus, Dried Apricot Sweet Soup.

Next up, we have Nate and Annie from House of Annie (one-time round-up hosts, Aloha :)). They waited three years to try this dish! That’s dedication for you. Head over to their blog to check out the   Durian Flowers with Sambal Belacan .

And the interesting ingredients just keep on coming...

Sonia from  Nasi Lemak Lover (love the cute logo she has on the blog), came up with Ayam Cincaluk (Chicken with preserved shrimps). Intrigued? Go have a look.

Please welcome back Gertrude from My Kitchen Snippets who made two yummy sweets and a savoury for us this time.

First, look at the  Candle Nut Chicken (again, another interesting ingredient!).

Then, feast your eyes on the Agar agar gula melaka (Palm sugar agar-agar).

Another striking looking confection are these  Kuih Koci Pulut Hitam/Black Glutinous Rice Cake with Coconut Filling. Want to know how they got their gorgeous hue? Have a look at the post :)

Another interesting ingredient comes from Kristy at My Little Space. She cooked  bamboo shoots in thick curry. It looks so moreish. Plus, Kristy prepared this from fresh bamboo shoots.

Next we have Vivian from Vivian Pang’s Kitchen, and she also worked really hard this month and sent in a total of five entries. Woo-hoo!

First, there is Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce.

Then, there are all these sweet morsels.  The Cream Cheese Mixed Fruits Oatmeal Bars look like a great lunchbox idea.

 And these Pumpkin 'Puppy' Steamed Buns(Straight dough method) are just sooo adorable!

If you have any bananas lying around, have a look at the White Chocolate Banana pistachio cake. It looks delish.

But if you’re feeling a little less indulgent, how about the  Almost Fat Free Fudge Brownies. Sounds good, right?

Of course, you’ll recognise Shannon from Just as Delish who very helpfully jumped in to host when Suresh and I were juggling too many things at once ;)

Shannon prepared four tasty dishes. The first one has a very interesting name: Gerang Asam, and it is a Peranakan specialty.

Next, check out this  Ayam Masak Merah (Red Chicken), which looks absolutely delicious.

Shannon also created a salad that incorporates Pomelo (see, another interesting ingredient). Want to find out what Pomelo is? You know where to go :)

And here’s a dish I love:  Nasi Ulam. Very herby and fresh.

As usual, the whole Muhibbah Malaysian Monday caper would not be complete without my friend Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies who contributed three yummy entries.

A Vegetable Pakora that is just crying out to be eaten.

Some homemade dried shrimp chilli sauce. Whoa, that looks so good!

And if you like shrimp, head over to his blog to find out how to make Chincalok relish.

Suresh will be hosting the next round-up so please send all your entries to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com. If I have accidentally missed anyone out, please let me know ASAP and I will include you.

Take care, have a great start to the week and happy belated independence day, Malaysia.


Anonymous said...

I am a great fan of your Muhibbah Monday round up. Been following it since last year but I notice that it is out of theme nowadays. What is jam, brownies and mix fruits slices doing here. I thought the theme is Malaysian food?

shaz said...

Dear Anonymous,

While I appreciate that you took the time to comment, you are lucky I didn't just delete this comment which is how I usually treat anonymous comments.

Also, although some of the food is not technically "traditional" Malaysian fare, I would argue that Malaysian food was and still is heavily influenced by many cultures. New food constantly evolves, for instance "butter prawns" are a relatively new creation.

When I left Mslaysian soil 14 years ago, I'd never heard of a red velvet cake, yet it now proves to be a favourite raya treat.

And if you have issues with perhaps the "western-ness" of these dishes, just look at Portuguese custard tarts or Hainanese chicken chop, both dishes influenced by our colonial past.

shaz said...

Oops, ran out of space.
But the MOST important point is that this blogger took the time and effort to cook, photograph and publish a post, and as most bloggers know, this process takes hours! So if someone makes an effort, I will definitely feature it.

I do appreciate you reading and enjoying the posts but I do ask for an open mind as well, which I'd what being "muhibbah" is all about.


grace said...

that's quite a bit of exotic and enticing food! the pup buns are adorable. :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Great roundup Shaz and well done everyone!
I finally have a chance to read the roundup :)

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Thank you for hosting! Lots of great Malaysian and Malaysian-made food here.