Monday, September 10, 2012

Hi everyone,

As you have probably noticed, I've been struggling to keep up with the blog.

These next few weeks are going to be jam-packed with assignments and exams, so I'm going to officially 'disappear' for a little while.

It hasn't been all hard graft though, we've been doing a bit of travelling around the region, which also contributed to lack of blog activity!

I'll be back mid-October with some travel tales, more food stories and hopefully an updated blog-look which will remove the confusing headline in my blog title :)

In the meantime, do remember that Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies is hosting the Muhibbah Malaysian Round-Up this month, so please send all your entries to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Thanks for stopping by and I cannot wait to be able to blog-hop once I get some time.


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.